For over 30 years, former Chief Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Buller, was responsible for various functions of the District Attorney’s Office. In addition to taking over 100 jury trials to verdict, he was a leader within the office on matters related to Juvenile Justice and has been a member of the San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force since 1993. Marc developed multiple community and school outreach programs that include an inter-agency committee on law enforcement and schools and Youth Court at local high schools, as well as establishing the Law Related Education Program (LRE) for 5th grade students. Mr. Buller has co-chaired the Juvenile Hall Advisory Board, as well as acting as the liaison for the District Attorney’s Office for the implementation of Juvenile Detention Reform initiative including the Disproportional Minority Representation committee. He has successfully procured over a million dollars for Juvenile Justice Programs as well as various other programs aimed at improving Santa Clara County’s juvenile justice system with an emphasis on prevention and education. To this end, Mr. Buller has built deep relationships with education and community partners to address the needs of the youth of Santa Clara County, and now brings that experience to TLO to ensure all students receive the education they deserve irrespective of their background.
Mr. Buller received his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University, School of Law and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1983. Mr. Buller retired from the District Attorney’s Office in December 2014 to devote himself full time to opening The Legacy Academy, a Charter Middle School for students in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice System. The school operated until May of 2019.
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