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Marilee Marshall and Associates, Inc.,
Attorneys at Law
Exclusively Criminal Defense Trials and Appeals


Founded by Marilee Marshall in 1981 this boutique firm is exclusively limited to matters related to Criminal Defense.

Marilee Marshall is Certified by the California State Bar as both a Criminal Law Specialist and an Appellate Law Specialist. There are only five other attorneys in the state of California who are Certified Specialists in both criminal law and appellate law.

She and other attorneys with her firm have for many years successfully defended clients at both the trial and appellate levels in the California State Courts, the United States District Courts throughout California, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  The firm also excels at lifer parole hearings and related writs.


All attorneys who practice with this firm are experienced trial and appellate practitioners who possess excellent research and writing skills enabling them to produce quality legal documents that effectively plead their client's cause. Due, at least in part, to their appellate practice, the attorneys are all extremely familiar with the law and up to date on current legal issues, taking great pride in preparing written motions and documents in trial-level cases.

We offer an initial free consultation on any criminal matter. In all instances the emphasis is on providing a diligent and caring defense. If you or a loved one has been accused, or convicted, of a crime, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the case with you and determine if we may be of assistance.


photo of drawing by Lorenzo MoranThe drawing of President Obama was done for Ms. Marshall by our client, Lorenzo Moran, who was sentenced to state prison for twenty five years to life, following a conviction for joyriding. This sentence is a result of the three strikes law. The firm is preparing a habeas corpus petition in federal court challenging the conviction.


Criminal Law  •  Trials   •   Appeals   •   Writs    

Special Expertise in Murder and other Serious Felonies


We are especially proud of our numerous sucesses in obtaining parole for lifer inmates. 


Drawings by Freddie Valdez a death row inmate represented by the firm.
His drawings and numerous posters adorn Ms. Marshall's walls.



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