Amanda “Amie” Marshall earned her B.A. in Rhetoric & Communication at the University of Oregon. She then attended Willamette University’s College of Law, earning both her J.D. and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Amanda began her legal career in 1994 as the Tribal Court Clerk for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She served as a Deputy DA in Coos County from 1996-2001 where she created and oversaw the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit. From 2001-2011 Amanda served as an Assistant Attorney General and Attorney in Charge of the Child Advocacy Section at Oregon DOJ. As such, Amanda oversaw the largest legal section at the Department, with in offices in Medford, Eugene, Salem, and Portland and was the lead attorney for advice, litigation, and policy on child welfare matters in Oregon.
In 2010, Amanda was nominated by President Barak Obama to be Oregon’s U.S. Attorney. She was Confirmed by the Senate in 2011. As U.S. Attorney, Amanda served on behalf of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee as a member of the National Security & Terrorism Subcommittee, Marijuana Issues Working Group, Child Exploitation Working Group, and as Co-Chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee. She also co-chaired the Federal Working Group on Native American/Alaska Native Youth Exposed to Violence and served on the Department’s Task Force to implement the 2013 amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Federal Work Group to implement the White House Strategic Initiative to Combat Violent Extremism. As US Attorney, Amanda also pursued and settled a first-of-its kind civil rights suit against the Portland Police Bureau which led to extensive reforms and community oversight, and pursued cases against the State of Oregon for failing to serve people with mental illness and developmental disabilities in their communities and in the workplace.
In 2016 Amanda opened her law office representing clients in both civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court. She is committed to integrating principles of recovery into all her affairs, and to that end, she has created a law office that supports both clients and staff to cultivate balance, wellness, and connection.
Amanda finds refuge spending time with her three sons and two adorable rescue dogs. She enjoys being outside and physically active. She coaches high school debate, serves on the Board of Recovery Dharma Global, teaches yoga and meditation, and commits herself to work that elevates voices and creates safe spaces for Black Indigenous People of Color and those who identify with lived experience related to mental illness.
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