As United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, Amanda Marshall is committed to carrying out the mission of the United States Department of Justice: protecting Americans from terrorism and threats to national security, combating violent crime, fighting financial fraud and protecting the country’s vulnerable populations—children, the elderly, hate crime victims, and victims of human trafficking and exploitation. Her commission was signed by President Barack Obama on October 5, 2011, and she was sworn in as the U. S. Attorney on October 7, 2011.
Marshall brings with her sixteen years of experience promoting safety for children and families in Oregon. She brings renewed energy and increased resources in the fight against child exploitation in all its forms. Prior to her appointment as U.S. Attorney, Marshall worked for the Oregon Department of Justice for 10 years as an Assistant Attorney General and as the Attorney in Charge of the Child Advocacy Section protecting Oregon’s children from abuse and neglect. Prior to that, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Coos County, Oregon where she tried over 100 jury trials to verdict, including murder, arson, kidnapping, fraud, drugs, hate crimes, firearms crimes, and sexual offenses. Marshall also created and oversaw the Coos County Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit and helped develop a community response to domestic violence focusing on enhancing victim safety and offender accountability.
Marshall 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, Marshall served as the Tribal Court Clerk for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.
Marshall is married to Ladd Wiles, a Deputy District Attorney in Yamhill County; they have three children. She and her family enjoy outdoor recreation in the beautiful state of Oregon.