Defending those accused of

Sexual Assault | Child Abuse | Domestic Violence

It’s nearly all we do!

And we do it in criminal cases, civil cases for money damages, CPS cases—nearly any kind of case in any kind of court.

Put our decades of focus on these cases in your corner!

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Award-winning Defense Firm

We have focused on defending those accused of sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence since 1997. We follow the developments in psychology and medicine on which these cases often turn. Other lawyers turn to us for advice on defending against these charges.

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How Do You Build a Defense for a Sexual Abuse Case?

We’ve created several videos that answer questions we’re often asked. Click below to see other videos in this series by David Marshall.

Our Main Practice Areas

Since 1997, the Seattle defense attorneys at The Marshall Defense Firm have focused on representing those accused of crimes of a particularly sensitive nature—sexual assault, rape, rape of a child, child molestation, assault of a child, and domestic violence. No other Northwest law firm can match our experience in defending persons accused of these kinds of crimes.


Child Abuse Defense

Everyone’s natural sympathy for children makes it a special challenge to defend against child abuse allegations. We know how to do it.

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Sexual Assault Defense

A sexual assault accusation stirs feelings of rage and disgust. With our decades of experience defending these cases, our clients can fight back and win.

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Domestic Violence Defense

We defend those accused of domestic violence with vigor and creativity. We are ready to fight for you.

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Civil Lawsuit Defense

No other Washington law firm has our depth of knowledge and experience in defending against suits for money for alleged sexual abuse.

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What Our Clients Say

"I was accused of child abuse of a family member. It was the most devastating event of my life. I contacted David Marshall for guidance and advice. He was extremely helpful and brought much peace of mind knowing that he was representing me. Professional and showing genuine concern. I would highly recommend Mr. Marshall."

- Former Client

"I am so grateful for all that David and his staff did. And more important, for how they treated me. In a very dark period of my life they were kind, decent, and respectful, even when they had to deliver bad news. Their treating me with dignity means more to me than they may be able to understand."

- Former Client

"For compassionate counsel and fierce advocacy, turn to the Marshall Defense Firm. My life is a testament to their power."

- Former Client

"David is the first lawyer I ever consulted with and he made our meeting very relaxed and not intimidating at all. He made me feel at ease with all my concern and answered all my questions honestly. He definitely knows what he's talking about. It's good to know that I have someone like him on my side if I ever need a lawyer."

- Former Client

"They always made time for us and worked hard to fight for my son."

- Former Client

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated legal professionals. We vigorously defend those accused of sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. Giving you back your life is our business. We’ve been defending persons accused of these crimes for decades. We’ve developed an approach that works. Let it work for you!

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Kristina L. Selset

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You Are Not Alone.

Defending against an accusation of a sex crime, child abuse, or domestic violence is not easy. If you’ve been accused, let us help you.

We want to hear from you. You are not alone. If you’ve been accused of sexual assault, child abuse, rape, or domestic violence, it’s critical you understand your rights and the implications of the decisions you must make. When you’ve been accused of sexual assault, child abuse, rape, or domestic violence, important questions arise right away. You can call us or simply fill out the form to the right. We’ll respond as quickly as possible.

We’re here to help. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get your life back to normal.

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