Alex Marshall Included in Best Lawyers in America's 2023 Ones to Watch

J. Alex Marshall

RALEIGH CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Joseph Alexander “Alex” Marshall is a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill and earned his undergraduate cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Alex is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the  Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Bar, and the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. He joined the criminal defense section of DeMent Askew & Johnson in 2021. 

For nearly six years Alex served Wake County as an Assistant Public Defender.  Over that time he gained an unparalleled level of experience handling thousands of cases ranging from DUI and traffic matters to murder.  He approaches his trial practice with focused consistency and is a dedicated and fearless advocate for his clients.  

Alex says, “People accused of crimes often need someone to walk through a journey with them that may feel shameful or frightening who can provide a different perspective on that self-view. They need to know someone is in their corner that they believe will fight for them when they need it most .”

The son of ministers, Alex, too, is a licensed minister drawn to service through gratitude. He lives in Durham with his wife and kids, and their tightly knit family group all close by. He is a physical fitness enthusiast and athlete, soccer and basketball youth coach, and a DIY builder hobbyist. 

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333 Fayetteville Street, #1513
Raleigh, NC 27601-2950

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Education:

University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC
Juris Doctor, May 2015

  • James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society
  • Broun National Trial Team
  • Black Law Students Association Trial Team
  • UNC Legal Education Advancement Program Instructor
  • Dean’s List; North Carolina Bar Association Scholarship; Merrill & Holt Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, December 2011

  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Admissions & Memberships:

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2015
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member since 2015
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Member since 2015
  • Elite Lawyer - Criminal Defense, Member since 2021
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Member, since 2022
Top 40 Under 40 National Black Lawyers Badge

Professional Dedication:

  • UNC School of Law, Law Retreat Coordinator 
  • UNC Law Tournament Trial Team Leader 

Peer Review Honors:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell since 2021

Certifications & Fellowships:

  • Licensed Minister

Community Engagement:

  • Youth Sports Coach, Soccer
  • Youth Sports Coach, Basketball

Presentations & Publications:

  • UNC Law Panels
    • Criminal Defense Issues
    • Public Defender Panel

CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUCCESS

NO CONSENT, NO CONVICTION ON DWI

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

The defendant was involved in a single car accident in which he ran off the road and struck a tree. Officers arrived to the scene and conversed with the defendant. The defendant could not remember where he was coming from and admitted to consuming several beers before driving. After conversing with the defendant, officers’ requested…

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NOT GUILTY ON DWI

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

The defendant involved in a wreck on a moped. The defendant was found by emergency responders beside the moped with injuries consistent with being involved in an accident. Defendant was transported to the hospital where law enforcement responded. Upon entering the hospital room officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol and the defendant admitted to…

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NOT GUILTY ON DWI

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

Defendant was found asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle while his car was in the middle of the road. When he was found, his license was currently suspended for multiple prior DWI offenses. He was awakened by officers and asked to do standardized field sobriety tests. The defendant performed poorly on each of…

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FELONY LARCENY CHARGE DISMISSED

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

The defendant was an employee of a department store and was accused of stealing from the store. The store camera’s showed the defendant, who was a cashier, not ringing up several items and placing it in a customer’s basket. The defendant was approached by his store’s loss prevention personnel and provided a detailed confession. Once…

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Violent Felony Dismissed

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

The defendant was employed at a fast food restaurant at which a shooting occurred. Upon review of the surveillance footage, officers were able to determine who the shooter was, and they were also able to see the defendant provide the shooter with the gun just moments before the shooting. The defendant was charged with aiding…

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DWI DISMISSED AFTER UNLAWFUL SEARCH

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

Officers received a call about a suspicious person. When they arrived on the scene, they found the defendant in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with his music turned up loud. They knocked several times, but the defendant did not answer the door. Officers opened the door and engaged the defendant in conversation. During the…

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NOT GUILTY ON POTENTIAL AGGRAVATED LEVEL ONE DWI

By Web Administrator | September 13, 2022

The defendant was stopped for speeding on the interstate by North Carolina State Highway Patrol. When the troopers approached the vehicle, they immediately noted smelling a strong odor of alcohol and cigarette smoke. They also noticed that there was a child in the car. When the troopers ran the defendant’s information, they discovered that he…

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