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Robert L. Marshall, Attorney



"I'm here to help, not to judge." 


Dedicated to defending people accused of crime in Northern California, Bob has handled every sort of case and tried more than a hundred jury cases, including murder, assault, theft, DUI and sex offenses.

Experience and dedication

  • Bob spent more than a decade as a television journalist, when several local lawyers and judges encouraged him to make a career change.
  • After several years in private practice in Chico, he joined the Mendocino County Public Defender's office in 2003 as the senior trial lawyer to get more experience with serious felonies, including murder cases.
  • In 2005, he moved to the Solano County Public Defender's Office
  • In 2007, he returned home to Butte County to reestablish his private practice.  
  • Bob is on the board of governors of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the nation's largest statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys and allied professionals. CACJ shares Bob's passion for projecting the rights of people accused of crime and reforming the criminal justice system.

Personal Stuff

When he's not in the courtroom, motorcycle road racing is one of Bob's passions. (Yes, that's him.)


He has two very nice dogs... and a very confused cat who thinks he's a dog, too.


    His favorite book is Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


People are often surprised by his knowedge of early punk rock and new wave music from his days in college radio.

Bob's blog

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