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I am a trial lawyer, not just a litigator, with experience in a variety of commercial and employment-related areas, most typically, but not exclusively, on the defense side.  I practice in all California state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate court levels.  My practice is commercially focused, with special emphasis in representation of corporate entities and directors in fiduciary disputes with shareholders, and employers in discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation claims.  I also have broad experience representing manufacturers in product liability claims, including toxic torts, as well as both sides in construction defect disputes.


Languages spoken: English, German

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    5 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 15%
    5 years
  4. Mediation: 15%
  5. Appeals: 10%



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  • Dawn Marie Ceizler

    Ms. Marshall is brilliant, both in and out of the court room. She has an amazing ability to navigate a case from the moment it first touches her desk. Clients love her and opposing counsel respect her. Without hesitation, I refer friends, family members, and my own clients to her when they have issues that would benefit from her superior knowledge and skills. If you are lucky enough to have come across Ms. Marshall, be grateful and hire her before the other side does!


    Dawn Ceizler Personal Injury Attorney
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    I endorse this lawyer's work. She is not only brilliant but she is so calm under pressure. Her positive attitude and logic makes her clients feel confident in her abilities. She has a way of realistically explaining to clients the status of their case and empowering them at the same time. She can give the big picture talk without overwhelming the client.


    Mary Gubatina Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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Contact info

Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley, LLP

1221 Broadway, 21st Floor
Oakland, CA, 94612-1823


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselFitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley, LLP2008 - Present
AttorneyGlynn & Finley1997 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyer Network for Lawyers and AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Leadership for LawyersMember2009 - Present
Employment Lawyers Networking & Referral GroupMember2008 - Present
Product Liability LitigatorsMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tidhar v. Steele, et al.Judgment for Defense on All Claims
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Psychologist-Manager JournalAvoiding a "Pounding" in Employment Litigation: A Few Ounces of Prevention2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - BerkeleyCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE Seminar"Finding, Selecting & Retaining Expert Witnesses"2010