DuBois, PA – Michael “Mike” Marshall formally announces his candidacy for the position of Magisterial District Judge. Mike is a lifelong resident of the DuBois area.
He stated, “I am running for District Judge because the citizens of our judicial district deserve a judge that will make certain that the District Court operates as fairly and efficiently as possible. I believe that I am uniquely qualified to be that Judge. In nearly 30 years as an attorney, I have handled a wide variety of cases, both civil and criminal. The legal knowledge and experience I have gained is invaluable – just as valuable is the human experience. I have dealt with people from all walks of life, who are usually involved in the legal system because of some sort of unpleasant event or dispute. I have learned that all people regardless of what they are going through deserve to be treated with respect and empathy. As your Judge, I pledge to be firm when need be and discharge my duties as fair and impartially as humanly possible.”
Mike graduated from DuBois High School. He attended Clarion State University where he earned a degree in Business Administration receiving high honors. Upon graduation, Mike returned to our DuBois community to work for Deposit Bank where he was an Assistant to the Auditor. He left that position to work for United Cerebral Palsy in Falls Creek. Mike and his wife, Grace worked in many of the local group homes in our area – but primarily the children’s home which housed 6 children. Mike became a Program Manager for United Cerebral Palsy.
In 1989, Mike decided to pursue a law degree. He attended Duquesne Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree ranking third in his class. Mike chose to return to his home community of DuBois to practice law and continue to raise his family.
Mike began his legal career in 1991 with a law clerkship with Judge Charles Alexander in Clarion County. From there, Mike served as Assistant District Attorney under both Judge Frederick Ammerman and Judge Paul Cherry. Mike has also served as Assistant Public Defender for Clearfield County since 1997. He served as Chief Public Defender in Clarion County 2001-2007. Having worked in Clearfield County courts for nearly all of his career, Mike has an excellent working relationship and knowledge of the court system.
Mike has operated a private practice throughout his career and has experience in many facets of the law. In 2014, Mike was sworn into Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Throughout his life and career, Mike has been dedicated to service to his community. He has volunteered with Special Olympics; Camp Confidence; Fresh Air Fund; DuBois Area Catholic Schools; Nativity of the Mother of God Parish and various youth sports teams.
Mike is married to Grace (Fuller) Marshall. They have four adult children, Ashley Page, Mary Jane Pisarcik, Kyle Marshall and Christopher Marshall. They have 9 grandchildren.