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Greg Torok — Lawyers in AZ
 

Meet Greg Torok

Mr. Torok has held several legal positions during his seventeen plus years of service to the Yuma community. He has served as a deputy public defender, deputy county attorney, special assistant prosecutor for the City of Yuma, pro tem Magistrate for the Yuma Municipal Court and pro tem Judge for the Quechan Indian Tribe. Current positions include CJA panel member (federal criminal defense) and prosecutor for the Town of Wellton.

Gregory Thomas Torok was born in Ohio in the month of March, 1969. His parents are Jay N. Torok of Scottsdale, Arizona and Carolyn. B. Raymond of Westport, Connecticut. Mr. Torok has one sister, Diana L Torok, also of Westport, Connecticut.
 
Mr. Torok grew up primarily in Westport, Connecticut, a small beach town on Long Island Sound. Westport is located between the major cities of New York and Boston, and is influenced by both. He graduated from Staples High School in 1987. During high school, Gregory played 3 sports: football, wrestling, and lacrosse, and earned honors with 9 varsity letters.

After graduating high school, Mr. Torok attended the University of Connecticut from the years of 1988 to1992. Mr. Torok earned academic honors at the University of Connecticut and majored in philosophy. Mr. Torok also played for the University of Connecticut lacrosse team, and was elected team captain by peers and coaches both his junior and senior years.

In 1993, Mr. Torok moved to Lexington, Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky College of Law (1993-1996). While attending law school, Mr. Torok clerked for the law firm of Anggelis, Gordon, and Simpson in Lexington, Kentucky, working primarily for Derek G. Gordon, Esq. Mr. Gordon specialized in criminal defense and family law. Mr. Torok graduated in the top third of his class at UK and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in the summer of the year 1996.
After sitting for the bar and obtaining his law license in 1997, Gregory T. Torok moved to Yuma, Arizona to work for the Yuma County Public Defender, then Ronald F. Jones.

After spending 2 years with the Public Defender's Office Mr. Torok switched to the Yuma County Attorney's Office and worked for then County Attorney Patricia Orozco. After 2 years with the County Attorney's Office, Mr. Torok opened his own practice.

In the year 2000, Mr. Torok met his wife, Yolanda Valenzuela Torok while jogging at Smucker's Park in Yuma, Arizona. Yolanda Torok currently serves as a Pro Tem Justice of the Peace for Yuma County Precinct Number 1. In the year 2002, Isabel Iris Torok was born to the couple. Grace Ivy Torok performed the first spectacular feat of her remarkable life by being born on the same exact day a year later (2003).

With help from friends and family, Gregory and Yolanda Torok purchased a nationally registered historic Victorian home (built 1893) in September, 2006. The building was being used as a law office at the time of the purchase, but sorely in need of rehabilitation. Fowler Malone, well known for his skill renovating historic properties, was enlisted, and began significant improvements to the property. Mr. Torok occupied the restored property in December of 2007 and utilizes it for the Torok Law Office, PLLC.
 

Education

Staples High School, Class of 1987
 
  • University of Connecticut - Storrs, Connecticut. Attended years 1988 to 1992. Graduated with a B.A. in philosophy.
 
  • University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky. Attended years 1993 to 1996. Graduated top third of class with a Juris Doctor.
 
 

Employment History

Mr. Torok has held several legal positions during his years of service to the Yuma community. He has served as a deputy public defender, deputy county attorney, special assistant prosecutor for the City of Yuma, pro tem Magistrate for the Yuma Municipal Court and pro tem Judge for the Quechan Indian Tribe. Current positions include CJA panel member (federal criminal defense) and prosecutor for the Town of Wellton.