About David Stanley Marshall

If you’ve been accused of sexual assault, child abuse, rape, domestic violence, elder abuse, or any special assault, it’s critical you understand your rights and the implications of the decisions you must make.

You’re humiliated, and you’re scared. You’ve heard about people being convicted of crimes they did not commit. Can you get justice?

Absolutely you can. At The Marshall Defense Firm, we know that American courts, and American citizens sitting as jurors, can recognize your innocence. But they need expert guidance to recognize it.

Providing that guidance is our business. Giving you back your life is our business. We’ve been defending persons accused of child abuse and other special assaults for a long time. And we do it well.

We are committed to providing you the very best representation and we’re committed to obtaining your best outcome.

You are not alone.

The Marshall Defense Firm
  • – Washington State, 1981
  • – United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • – United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • – United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • – The Supreme Court of the United States
  • – Charter Member, National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center
  • – Defense Bar Representative, Washington Governor’s Sex Offender Task Force
  • – Defense Bar Representative, Child Sex Abuse Investigation Work Group
  • – Volunteer Attorney, Innocence Project Northwest
  • – Volunteer Attorney for three men imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, 2006-2015
  • – Volunteer Attorney for ACLU in the 1980’s
  • – Volunteer Attorney for Central American refugees in the 1980’s
  • – Past co-chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • – Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • – Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • – Member, King County Bar Association
Award and Honors
  • – Rated AV Preeminent® (highest possible for legal skills and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • – Recognized as a Washington Super Lawyer
  • – Top Rated in Avvo for Child Abuse Law
  • – Listed as a Top Lawyer, Seattle Met magazine
  • – One of several attorneys who received the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Award for 2000, for freeing persons wrongly imprisoned in the Wenatchee, Washington “child sex abuse ring” scandal
  • – Honored by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and by the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Atlanta.
State Bar Number
In Cities:
In States: Washington
Law School
University of California - Berkeley School of Law
Law School Graduation Date
Jun 05, 1974
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The Marshall Defense Firm
1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
Office: 2062021633 Fax:   206-826-1462