Marc Anthony Saggese was born and raised in Utica, New York. He attended the State University of New York at Cortland and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Political Science. Saggese received his Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C. After obtaining his law degree, Saggese served as a Captain in the United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps. Saggese has been practicing law for 12 years. He is a civil and criminal trial attorney.
Saggese is also a pro tempore Judge for the Las Vegas Municipal Court System, as well as a Small Claims Court Judge. He is also a Justice Court Judge, Small Claims Court Referee, Traffic Court Magistrate, and 5 year Pro Tempore Municipal Court Judge. Saggese is licensed in Nevada, Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He is also a professional boxer and has a record of 3-0 (all first round KO's).
Marc Saggese is also the inspiration for the character, Pete Kaczmarek, played by Jerry O'Connell, in the CBS TV drama, "The Defenders." He worked closely with the writers on all scripts and provided the legal and storyline authenticity for the show.
Marc Saggese has appeared nationally on Fox and Friends, On the Record with Greta VanSusteren, Court TV, TruTV, The Line-up with Kimberly Guilfoyle, CBS's 48 Hours with Peter Van Sant, CNN's The Burden of Proof, Catherine Crier Live, The New York Post, USA Today, Vegas Magazine, The New York Times, For Your Ears Only radio show, Mancow's Morning Madhouse radio show, Muscle Missions Radio, TheCelebrityCafe.com, MrMedia.com, TVMegasite.com, Entertainment Weekly and Mystery Scene Magazine.
He has also been featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Las Vegas Sun, CBS's local affiliate KLAS-TV's 8 News Now This Morning, KTNC-ABC Action News, KLAS-TV 8 News Now, KSNV-TV NBC News 3, Fox 5 News, Face to Face with Jon Ralston, KXNT Talk Radio with host Alan Stock, X107.5 FM, along with Mix 94.1FM on the Mark and Mercedes Morning Show. Saggese also makes regular appearances on X-107.5's Dave and Mahoney in the Morning on their "Ask a DAM Lawyer" segment.