Marshall D. Chriswell is the principal attorney and proprietor of the Law Offices. He focuses his time on representing individuals and small businesses in a variety of matters, including real estate, wills & estate planning, probate, family law, and small business law.
Marshall was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. A graduate of Indiana Area High School, he obtained a B.S. in Political Science/Pre-Law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon his graduation from IUP, he moved to Washington, DC, to pursue additional experience and education in the field of law.
In Washington, DC, Marshall held positions with the well-respected boutique law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (as a legal assistant and later a law clerk) and the National Whistleblowers Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the legal protection of employee whistleblowers.
Marshall earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, he served as an Associate and Senior Editor of the Law Review, and spent nine months as a law clerk to the Honorable Jennifer M. Long, Principal Administrative Law Judge at the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings.
A firm believer in the lawyer’s duty of public service, Marshall spent over 1000 hours during law school providing direct legal representation to many indigent and vulnerable Washington, DC residents. His efforts were recognized at the annual awards gala of The Olender Foundation, where he was awarded the Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award, along with a tuition grant. In conjunction with this work, he was also chosen as a recipient of an Equal Justice America Fellowship, during which he represented low-income DC residents in affordable housing matters and landlord-tenant disputes.
Marshall opened Chriswell Law Offices in 2012 to serve individuals and small businesses in his hometown of Indiana, PA, and the surrounding areas. Marshall lives in Indiana with his wife, Amanda, and their two young children.
Education & Awards
J.D., University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Graduating Magna Cum Laude
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Political Science/Pre-Law
Licensed to Practice:
Pennsylvania State Courts (includes all Courts of Common Pleas, Orphans Courts, Magisterial District Courts, and Appellate Courts)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award, Jack Olender Foundation, 2010
Fellowship Grant, Equal Justice Works, 2010
Dean's Fellow, University of the District of Columbia, 2009
Pennsylvania Business Central "Foremost Under 40"