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About me

I spent more than a decade in journalism before some local attorneys and judges encouraged me to switch careers. Since graduating from law school and passing the bar exam on my first attempt, my practice has been exclusively criminal defense.


In addition to my solo practice in Chico, California, I've also worked in the Mendocino and Solano County Public Defender offices. During those years, I've handled everything from traffic citations to murder cases.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    17 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    17 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    17 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jonathan Mark Levitan

    The volume of great answers of Mr. Marshall make him a great asset to the askers on Avvo and the Avvo community of lawyers.

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have come across Mr. Marshall's contributions on Avvo and have been impressed with the knowledge and experience he has displayed. I would highly recommend his services.

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Contact info

250 Vallombrosa Avenue
Suite 266
Chico, CA, 95926

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199905/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top ContributorAvvo2016
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Moot Court JusticeCalifornia State University, Chico2010
Moot Court JusticeCalifornia State University, Chico2009
Moot Court JusticeCalifornia State University, Chico2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyButte County Defense Consortium2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert L. Marshall2007 - Present
Deputy Public Defender IVSolano County Public Defender2005 - 2007
Deputy Public Defender IVMendocino County Public Defender2003 - 2005
Of CounselWahlberg and Associates2001 - 2001
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert L. Marshall1999 - 2004
AttorneyLaw Office of Grady M. Davis1999 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1999 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Mendocino County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Justice Lamar AlleyneNot guilty on all counts
People v. Joshua MillerFull acquittal -- Felony Assault
People v. K.J.NOT GUILTY of felony, Guilty of misdemeanor only.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Chico News & ReviewTo Catch a Predator2015
San Francisco Chronicle"Twinkie defense" just a myth2008
Chico News & ReviewChico man is first in state charged under new Three Strikes law1994
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital Case Defense SeminarN/AN/A2015
Capital Case Defense SeminarN/AN/A2013
CACJ at 40: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2013
Themes & Substance: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2012
Capital Case Defense SeminarN/AN/A2011
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2008
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2007
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2006
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2005
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2004
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2003
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2002
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2001
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2000
Fall Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A1999
CAL Northern School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - DavisMass CommunicationN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Statutes 2015Proposition 47: How it applies in your county2015
Proposition 36: Three Strikes ReformHow Proposition 36 affects your past, current and future cases2012
Dealing with the Media: an introduction for criminal defense attorneysEthical and practical considerations in high-profile cases2010
California Legal Secretaries annual conference, Reno, NVIntroduction to California felony sentencing2003