An ELGL Lunch Conversation with Amanda Marshall, US Attorney for Oregon
October 11 @ Noon, Location TBA
Amanda Marshall is the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon. Her commission to serve as the United States Attorney for the District was signed by President Barack Obama on October 5, 2011, and she was sworn in as the United States Attorney on October 7, 2011. As U.S. Attorney, Amanda manages a staff of more than 100 people in three offices throughout the state.
Prior to her appointment as U.S. Attorney, Amanda worked for the Oregon Department of Justice for approximately 10 years as an Assistant Attorney General and as the Attorney in Charge of the Child Advocacy Section where she supervised the section’s litigation and advice work on behalf of the Department of Human Services Child Welfare protecting Oregon’s children from abuse and neglect. Prior to that, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Coos County, Oregon for five years where she tried over 100 jury trials to verdict including murder, arson, kidnapping, fraud, drugs, hate crime, firearms crime and sexual offenses. While at the Coos County District Attorney’s Office, Amanda created and oversaw the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit and helped develop a community response to domestic violence focusing on enhancing victim safety and offender accountability. Amanda has represented the State of Oregon in litigation in 23 of Oregon’s 36 Counties.
Amanda graduated from the University of Oregon in 1992 and received her law degree and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Willamette University College of Law in 1995. While in Law School, Amanda served as the Tribal Court Clerk for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.