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Marjorie Irene Bachman

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Austin, Texas based criminal defense lawyer Marjorie Bachman began her career as a staff attorney and clinical instructor for the Actual Innocence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, where her practice focused on post-conviction DNA motions and investigating Texas inmates’ claims of innocence. While working at the clinic, she developed an expertise in the legal issues surrounding forensic DNA testing and the causes of wrongful conviction. In 2007, she left the university to practice criminal defense at both the state and federal level. She continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor to the Actual Innocence Clinic and a member of the board of directors of the Texas Center for Actual Innocence.  She is a frequent lecturer on confrontation law, evidence issues, and defending sexual assault cases.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


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  • Paul Anthony Quinzi

    Marjorie is one of those lawyers that makes the rest of us feel like underachievers. She has more experience, knowledge, and skill at this point in her career than many lawyers who have been practicing twice as long. She has been a tireless advocate against the death penalty, a protege of such criminal defense legends as Bill Allison and Gerry Morris, and is an all-around badass when it comes to defending some of the toughest cases there are.


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Law Office of Marjorie Bachman

608 W 12th St Ste B
Austin, TX, 78701-1730


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200510/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Office of E.G. Morris2007 - 2011
Clinical Instructor/Staff Attorney - Actual Innocence ClinicThe University Of Texas School Of Law2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2011 - Present
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defending Sexual Assault CasesConfrontation Clause in Sexual Assault Cases2012
Annual MeetingCauses of Wrongful Convictions2012
A Primer for Court AppointmentsMotions Practice2012
36th Annual Texas Criminal Trial CollegeCross Examination2012
25th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law CourseConfrontation Update2012
Friday CLEExtraneous Offense Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases2011
Defending Sexual AssaultConfrontation in Sexual Assault Cases2011
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Mid-Winter MeetingThe Confrontation Clause After Crawford: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed2010
Friday CLEDNA for Lawyers2009
Defending Sexual AssaultExtraneous Acts: State and Defense2009
Conference on Criminal AppealsPost-Conviction DNA Testing2009
Actual Innocence ConferencePost-Conviction DNA Testing2009
Defending Sexual Assault CasesAdmissibility of Prior False Outcries2008
Conference on Criminal AppealsEyewitness Identification2007
Conference on Criminal AppealsPost-Conviction Motions for DNA Testing2007