Joshua K Marquis

Joshua K Marquis

Retired District Attorney, Astoria (1994-2018)
  • Criminal Law
  • Oregon
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Joshua Marquis is the Director of Legal Affairs and co-chair of the National Law Enforcement Council for Animal Wellness Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals by promoting, enacting, and enforcing good public policies.

He was District Attorney of Clatsop County from March 1994 until December 2018, being re-elected 6 times.

He was appointed a Circuit Judge Pro Tem by the Oregon Supreme Court for a term from October 2019 through September 2022.

A graduate of the University of Oregon Honors School and UofO School of Law, Marquis spent 12 years as a Deputy DA and Chief Deputy DA in Eugene, Newport, and Bend before being appointed DA in Clatsop County, where he was active in both the National and the Oregon District Attorney's Association, as well as the International Association of Prosecutors, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the National Law Enforcement Council of the Humane Society of the United States.

After graduating from law school Marquis was a reporter and columnist for America's largest legal daily newspaper, the LOS ANGELES DAILY JOURNAL and thereafter served as speechwriter and Special Asst. to California Attorney General John Van de Kamp.

He writes and speaks frequently on matters of criminal justice and the nature of the relationship between popular culture and the law.

Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 810189
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Italian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Director of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement
Animal Wellness Action
- Current
District Attorney
Clatsop County DA's Office
Appointed once, elected 7 times
Chief Deputy District Attorney
Deschutes County District Attorney
Deputy DA, Chief Deputy DA
Lincoln County District Attorneys Office
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
California Department of Justice
University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (1980) | Law
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University of Oregon
B.A. (1977) | Political Science
Honors: Honors College
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President's Award
National District Attorneys Association
For Outstanding Service to America's Prosecutors
William J. Schaefer Award
Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL)
For Career Advocacy in Capital Litigation
Jolene Malone Aggressiove Enforcement Award
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Given for work prosecuting animal hoarder Vicki Kittles
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 810189
- Current
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National District Attorneys Association
Vice President
Activities: State Director, various committee chairs, member of Executive Committee for 7 years
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Oregon District Attorney Association
President, 2001
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Contact & Map
PO Box 477
Astoria, OR 97103
Telephone: (503) 325-1709