Firm News


Marshall and Saunders Alert Criminal Attorneys to Protection Order Changes

By The Marshall Defense Firm | October 20, 2021

David Marshall and Joshua Saunders have advised prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys about Washington’s new rules for Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Sexual Assault Protection Orders, and the four other kinds of protection order authorized in Washington. They spoke October 7 at the Criminal Justice Institute, building on their similar presentation to family lawyers on September…

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Saunders and Marshall Explain New Protection Order Law

By The Marshall Defense Firm | September 30, 2021

Joshua Saunders and David Marshall have explained to other attorneys House Bill 1320, the new Washington law governing protection order cases. They spoke September 19 to Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington at their Annual Continuing Legal Education conference in Skamania, Washington.   The new law is intended to harmonize and simplify Washington’s six different kinds of…

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Marshall Defense Firm Client Cleared of False Rape and Kidnapping Accusations.

By The Marshall Defense Firm | February 22, 2021

Charges have been dismissed against Thomas Kirk Brownlee of Kirkland. David Marshall and Kristina Selset fought for five months to defend Brownlee against a young woman’s accusation that he kidnapped and raped her. The prosecutor moved to dismiss all charges upon seeing strong evidence that the woman had lied about the incident. “We were thrilled…

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Joshua Saunders Becomes Of Counsel To The Marshall Defense Firm 

By The Marshall Defense Firm | January 4, 2021

Joshua R. Saunders has agreed to serve Of Counsel to the Marshall Defense Firm. Like the firm’s other attorneys, he will represent persons accused of sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. “Josh is a terrific lawyer,” David Marshall said in announcing this development. “He brings both passion and compassion to the defense of the…

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Malea Reed Joins The Marshall Defense Firm

By The Marshall Defense Firm | January 4, 2021

Malea Reed has been chosen to be the new Administrative Assistant at the Marshall Defense Firm. She will be the first person at the firm most new clients will speak with. She will also support the work done by Tracey McDonald, our paralegal. “We were blessed with some strong applicants for this position,” David Marshall…

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Past Events

Aimée Sutton’s Expertise on KIRO-TV News

By David S. Marshall | May 26, 2016
Aimée Sutton interview on KIRO 7 TV News

My colleague Aimée Sutton recently received a call from KIRO-TV journalist Essex Porter. The Washington Supreme Court had just decided a case involving child pornography. One of our clients was in the news a few months ago for getting an unusually humane sentence for possession of child pornography. Aimée had represented that fellow—had fought hard…

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Aimée Sutton Participates in Judicial Institute

By The Marshall Defense Firm | August 12, 2015
Judicial Institute logo

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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Guantanamo Bay Case

Ahmed Ajam Succeeds in Uruguay

By The Marshall Defense Firm | August 24, 2018
Ahmed Ajam wearing a green shirt speaking into a microphone

In 2014, Ahmed Ajam was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after being imprisoned for almost thirteen years without trial. David Marshall took his case pro bono publico and represented Mr. Ajam for eight years. Today, Ahmed is living in Montevideo, Uruguay and runs a pastry stall in a public market. Although he is…

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Marshall Defense Firm Celebrates Ahmed Ajam’s Release From Guantanamo

By The Marshall Defense Firm | February 27, 2015
Mark Olsen, Leslie Olson, and David Marshall celebrating client's release from guantanamo bay detention camp

On February 11th, The Marshall Defense Firm hosted a celebration of the freedom of its last client imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Ahmed Ajam. Mr. Ajam, a native of Syria, has been resettled in Uruguay. The firm represented Mr. Ajam and two other Guantanamo prisoners pro bono publico, that is, without charging any attorney’s fee. Among…

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Ahmed Ajam Released from Guantanamo Bay Detention Center by Obama Administration

By The Marshall Defense Firm | January 23, 2015
Head shot of Ahmed Ajam wearing a light blue shirt

The Obama administration announced on December 7, 2014, that it had released six prisoners who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Among the six was Ahmed Ajam, a Syrian, who had been held at Guantanamo since 2001 without ever being put on trial. David Marshall represented Mr. Ajam in his legal battle…

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