Joe Marshall joined SCPDA in 2018 after working in private practice, where he represented clients on many legal issues including criminal defense. Before private practice, Joe worked as a public defender at both The Defender Association in King County and at Stein, Lotzker & Starr, P.S. on the Eastside.
Joe has practiced in Tulalip Tribal Court, the Washington Supreme Court, Washington Courts of Appeals and Federal District Courts. Joseph earned his B.A. at the University of Washington, his M.F.A. at Cornell University, and his J.D. at The University of Washington School of Law.
“I became a public defender because when I was about 20, yelling my head off during a worker’s rights rally outside the gates of a fancy winery, a cop ordered me to shut up. Steamed, I complied but vowed to figure out my rights. I’ve been speaking up ever since becoming a lawyer to remind the system that each case is really a unique person whose rights must be respected and fought for.”