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Press Release

Marshall Named Anchorage District Attorney

December 12, 2012

Anchorage, Alaska - The Department of Law announced today that Sharon Marshall, who earlier this year won the Prosecutor of the Year award from her peers, will be the new Anchorage District Attorney. Marshall has 25 years of experience in prosecuting cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder. Recent notable cases she has prosecuted include the cases of Michael Lawson, Cynthia Lord, and Anthony Rollins.

Marshall has worked in district attorneys’ offices in New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, as well as Alaska. She has also been a volunteer lawyer in the United Kingdom, helping indigent individuals with employment issues and other civil matters.

“Ms. Marshall’s professionalism elevates the practice of law for everyone in the courtroom. Her experience, dedication to public service, and professionalism are the very attributes we want in a District Attorney,” said Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny, the supervisor of the Department of Law’s Criminal Division.

Marshall has been with the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office since 2001, primarily prosecuting violent felony crimes. She has prosecuted more than 500 felonies in that time.

Marshall will start her new position on December 17, 2012.

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