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The Marshall Defense Firm is looking for a trial lawyer eager to fight for those accused of heinous acts: sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. The forceful advocate we seek is:

  • an articulate, compelling speaker;
  • a clear, persuasive writer;
  • an agile negotiator;
  • a compassionate counselor, able to care genuinely even about persons who have done very bad things; and
  • a self-disciplined worker who produces work on time with little supervision.

We practice throughout Washington, so some travel is necessary.

This position is for someone who wants to grow into partnership. That means the successful candidate will have entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to build relationships throughout and beyond the legal community.

Minimum requirements:

  • at least five years of experience in litigation, including substantial experience in criminal cases;
  • extensive trial experience in courts of general jurisdiction; and
  • a history of building and maintaining strong relationships with clients.

Substantial experience in civil litigation would be a big plus.

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In the Footsteps of Clarence Darrow

A lot more law students initially contemplate careers in criminal law than those who eventually pursue them. Aimée Sutton and David Marshall share their perspective for those who have steered clear of crime on what life is like for those who didn’t in the November 2016 issue of NWLawyer.

David Marshall Receives Highest Martindale-Hubbell® Rating

David Marshall has received a 2017 AV Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating signifies that a lawyer’s reviewed peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. For additional information on Martindale-Hubbell’s rating and peer review system, please go here. Congratulations, David!

Aimée Sutton Participates in Judicial Institute

Aimée Sutton recently participated in the Judicial Institute, which offers a series of presentations sponsored by the Seattle University Law School for secondary school teachers. Aimée and a federal prosecutor worked together to present a mock voir dire (jury selection) session with about forty school teachers in Judge Donohue’s courtroom. With the teachers serving as...
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David Marshall Named Avvo Clients’ Choice Recipient

David Marshall has been named an Avvo Clients’ Choice recipient. The honor is given to those attorneys who receive strong Avvo client reviews. Over 90% of David’s evaluations have received the very highest rating possible. So what are David’s clients saying? Here’s a sample: “David Marshall was highly recommended to us by another attorney. What...
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Aimée Sutton Named to WACDL Board of Governors

Aimée Sutton has been named to the Board of Governors of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL). The association, founded in 1987, is made up of attorneys practicing criminal defense law in Washington state. Its mission is to improve the quality and administration of justice in the state. Aimée’s primary practice focus is...
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The Verdict Comes In

A few hours ago, our client sat next to Aimée Sutton and me in a courtroom in Kent, Washington. He sat waiting to learn his fate. If the jury that had heard his trial on four counts of Child Molestation in the Second Degree said “Guilty,” a corrections officer would appear and place him in...
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David Marshall to Speak at Sex Offense Defense CLE

David Marshall will speak on March 14 at the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ CLE program, “Sex Offense Defense: Achieving Just Solutions in Difficult Cases.” The program will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The title of David’s presentation will be, “Voir Dire Under the New ‘Open Courts’ Jurisprudence.”...
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David Marshall to Speak at Child Abuse Defense Conference

David Marshall has been selected to speak to several hundred lawyers, investigators, and other professionals at the 2012 international conference of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center. The conference is by far the largest recurring gathering focused on defense of persons accused of child abuse. This year’s takes place September 6-8 in Las...
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David Marshall Joins NCADRC as Charter Member

Child abuse defense lawyer David Marshall has joined the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC) as a Charter Member. NCADRC is non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving the rights of those falsely accused of child abuse through education. A list of their services can be found here. According to NCADRC, David “has...
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David Marshall Named as One of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in King County by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

David Marshall Named as One of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in King County by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine David Marshall has been named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as being among the top criminal defense attorneys in King County. The result is based upon a survey of peer-review ratings administered by Martindale-Hubbell. According to Seattle Metropolitan,...
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David Marshall Receives Top Avvo Ranking

David Marshall has received the highest possible rating by Avvo. The Seattle-based company rates and profiles lawyers throughout Washington in order to provide consumers with a more effective and efficient method for finding and evaluating an attorney. According to Avvo, “our mission is to help people navigate the complex and confusing legal industry. Choosing a...
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