I am a former Administrative Law Judge and I have handled DWI hearings, a legal aid and pro bono attorney whose career began working with death row inmates and appeals up to executions.  I have worked with complex litigation on consumer rights that forced entire industries, such as the Tobacco and breast implant manufacturers, to correct the way they conducted business. I turned my eye toward public service, as a legal aid attorney doing public service work for low-income persons, disabled persons, and homeless individuals, fair housing, criminal, civil rights and SEIU & Local 100 work.  I represented many men who got out of prison released to a drug treatment program or homeless men in municipal court.  I have been to Angola many times to meet my clients, worked as a criminal investigator and criminal law clerk in law school.  In 2010, Marie was honored, along with Jim Letten and other city judges and attorneys, by the CityBusiness.

I have had a lengthy legal and experience in trials and litigation as a criminal attorney since 1996. I have done more than a dozen jury trials, practiced criminal defense and have represented people accused of all types of crimes including drug cases, DWI Defense, assault, battery, murder, carjacking, attempted murder, theft, Juvenile Offenses and Appeals in many jurisdictions. I pride myself in aiding our office in ability to help overturn a decision in the U.S. Supreme Court in Wash. DC. I turned my eye towards public service, as a legal aid attorney doing public service work for low-income persons, disabled persons, and homeless individuals, criminal cases and trials.  I worked with many men who got out of prison released to a drug treatment program I worked at.  I have been to Angola to meet my clients and worked as a criminal investigator and criminal law cler
k in law school.  I have done private practice, legal aid work and pro bono as a staff attorney representing over 1000's of low income people for almost 20 years and the jury trials in my private practice