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Helen Lou Marsh

Education Attorney at Sonoma, CA

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also known as Helen L. Marsh, Helen Marsh

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About Helen

Learn Helen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Education
    Representing families on special education and student discipline matters. Also general disputes with educational entities including colleges and universities.

    19 years, 50 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    Overtime, Labor Board, employee manuals, classification of employees as exempt or as independent contractors, severance agreements, retaliation and whistleblower. Representing both employers and employees. Advice on coronavirus/COVID legal issues.

    24 years, 100 cases

Helen grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended college at Hamline University, where her father was a history professor. She headed to California to attend law school at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was co-chair of the Moot Court Board.

After graduation, she practiced law in Denver for a number of years before returning to the Bay Area and settling in Sonoma to raise her family. She worked in San Francisco with two top tier law firms and relocated her practice to Sonoma in 2009.

Helen has focused on litigation since graduating from law school. She has practiced in state and federal courts in California, Colorado and around the country. She is a frequent presenter at conferences for lawyers regarding a variety of topics. With offices in Santa Rosa and Sonoma, she provides top quality legal services to individuals and businesses in the Sonoma Valley and along with 101 corridor.

Currently, Helen focuses on Education Law (special education and student discipline) and overtime cases. In education matters, she emphasizes the student's need to access a free and appropriate public education as required by law.  In addition, she handles matters involving student discipline.  In overtime matters, Helen provides advice to employers and employees.  She handles litigiation both in court and before the Labor Board.  The overtime cases are either in state court or before the Labor Board.  She represents both employers and employees.

Additionally, Helen advises employees on severance agreements and other matters relating to termination of employment.

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Licensed for 46 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 12/07/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/13/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Helen Marsh Law
809 Broadway
Suite 3
Sonoma, CA, 95476
Helen Marsh Law
703 2nd Street
Suite 400
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the field.
Helen is fabulous--ethical, knowledgeable, organized, streamlined, and successful. She has decades of experience--this was apparent as soon as we met for my consultation. There's no way I'd have been as successful without her. She is a positive force in our community and she restored my faith in the legal process.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Helen Marsh Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Keker & Van Nest, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Heller Ehrman LLP
  • 1996 - 2008


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Hamline University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - 1996
  • California Berkeley Moot Court Board
  • Co-Chair
  • 1975 - 1976
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Matthew Bender Practice Guide
  • Understanding Electronic Evidence
  • 2009
  • The Practical Litigator
  • Here Comes the Judge: The New Federal Rules on eDiscovery
  • 2007
  • The Practical Litigator
  • Defending the Deposition of the Elderly Former Employee
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • The Master's Series on eDiscovery
  • eDiscovery Procurement Trends
  • 2012
  • Hastings College of Law
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2011
  • eDiscovery for Smaller Organizations
  • eDiscovery for Smaller Organizations
  • 2011
  • Wage & Hour Class Actions
  • eDiscovery in Wage & Hour Class Actions
  • 2010
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