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Washington State Child Sex Abuse Attorneys Experienced at Getting Your Life Back for You

Seattle Child Abuse Attorneys Experienced Defending Against False Allegations of Child Sex Abuse, Child Molestation, Rape of a Child, and Assault of a Child

Top Seattle Child Abuse Defense Attorney David S. Marshall Not much is as frightening as being accused of child abuse. The revulsion people feel about child abuse can override the presumption of innocence and even simple fairness. To a person accused, it can feel that life has stopped . . . and may never restart.

But the accused can get justice. For sixteen years top Seattle child abuse defense attorney David S. Marshall and his team have been getting it for them—as many of them report here. This record is the reason other lawyers refer their clients to David and his team. Child abuse defense is the work to which they have dedicated themselves. They defend child abuse cases throughout Washington State—in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Spokane, Everett, Vancouver, and other cities and towns; in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, and other counties; and in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and other regions of the United States.

Their dedication to child abuse defense means more than fighting for their clients in court. It also means keeping up to date on developments around the world in law, psychology, and medicine that concern child abuse allegations. At this site you'll find some of those developments, as well as a lot about how the best child abuse defense lawyers work.

From Our Case Files

False Memories Abound in Child Sex Abuse Trial

"Now everyone has a false memory." Thus did the prosecutor caricature my closing argument in his rebuttal argument.

Seed and Soil: Why Billy Accused Max

Usually when a child incorrectly alleges that he has been molested, someone close to him—or the child himself—has something to gain from the accusation.

A "Shaken Baby" Case Study: Judge Reverses CPS Decision That Woman Assaulted Infant

A Washington state woman's care of her foster infant has been vindicated by an administrative law judge.


News & Events

State of Washington v. Timothy John Dobbs (2014)

Domestic Violence Defendant Held to Have Forfeited Confrontation Right

The Washington Supreme Court has affirmed the domestic violence conviction of a man whose alleged victim did not come to trial to testify against him.

Thu February 6 2014

Reid Interrogation Technique Found to Elicit False Confessions

An article in The New Yorker magazine has taken a close look at the risk that suspects will falsely confess when police interrogators use the Reid technique—the most common police interrogation technique in the United States.

State of Washington v. Christopher A. Miller (2013)

Washington State Sex Offender Unable to Pay for Treatment Goes to Prison

A report had concluded the man would be at "low-moderate" risk of committing another sex offense one day if he did not get treatment.

Thu January 23 2014

Debate Over Unexplained Fractures Flares Anew

An article attacks the common belief among American physicians that certain kinds of apparent bone fractures in infants occur almost exclusively as a result of physical child abuse.

United States v. Kenneth R. Olsen (2013)

Federal Judge Condemns "Epidemic" of Prosecutors Withholding Evidence

He notes incidents of misconduct raise the frightening prospect that many of the over 1.5 million people now populating state and federal prisons might, in fact, be innocent.

Thu January 2 2014

David Marshall to Speak at Sex Offense Defense CLE

The continuing legal education program's focus will be on achieving just solutions in difficult cases.

Tue November 12 2013

Prosecutor to Get Jail Time for Convicting Innocent Man

The prosecutor, Ken Anderson, hid evidence pointing to Morton's innocence and lied about hiding it.

Tue Apr 13 2010

David Marshall Honored by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Named as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in King County.