Marie C. D'Amico, Esq.

Vistelar Consultant


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Marie D’Amico graduated with a B.S and M.S. from the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations and received her Juris Doctor from the State University of Buffalo Law School. She has been employed since 1996 as a Deputy County Attorney in the Monroe County Law Department, in Rochester NY.  The Monroe County Law Department serves as legal advisor and advocate to County government.

Ms. D’Amico is also a self-defense advocate, student, educator and trainer. Ms. D’Amico is an NRA Certified Handgun Instructor and Range Safety Officer. In addition to her firearm studies, Ms. D’Amico has studied and trained in areas including force on force, open hands, improvised weapons, and edged weapons.

In 2010, she formed “Legal Force E.T.C., LLC , combining her legal and self-defense advocacy to provide education, training, and consulting in the use of legal force, including the use of non-lethal force.  In that capacity, she works closely with Guy Rossi and Associates to develop and train justified use of force responses and force transitions integrating defensive tactics and firearms. As a certified Vistelar Consultant, she meshes Verbal Defense and Influence with training focused on balancing officer safety with constitutional rights of citizens.

Ms. D’Amico also serves as “Pro Staff” for Kahr Arms, a manufacturer of semi automatic handguns. She serves on the Boards of the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association and the Genesee Conservation League in Rochester, NY.