Achieving Justice Series - Marshall Lachman
"Achieving Justice" is an interview series to educate individuals about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community. This "Achieving Justice" interview is conducted by Judge Jennifer Brunner, currently a judge of Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals and candidate for Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Brunner is a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020. In her twelfth interview of this series she interviews Marshall Lachman, judicial candidate for the Second District Court of Appeals in Ohio.
Marshall Lachman graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting in 1985 and from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1988. Marshall started practicing law in Illinois in 1988, and moved to Ohio in 1995 to work for LexisNexis. In 2003, he decided to return to the private practice of law, passed the Ohio Bar Exam, and opened a the law practice that he runs to this day.
As a longtime resident of Ohio and a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law, Marshall Lachman is deeply rooted in southwest Ohio, focusing on protecting children. Marshall is certified to work as a Guardian Ad Litem and has represented the best interests of many children in Montgomery County, many of whom have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and dependency. In 2011 Marshall was recognized by the Montgomery County Juvenile Court for the work he has done on behalf of the children and parents who came before the court.
Marshall has practiced law for more than 30 years in both Ohio and Illinois. He has represented hundreds of people charged with all levels of crime, with the belief that everyone, regardless of wealth, has a constitutional right to the assistance of counsel when they are charged with a crime. He has handled over 100 appeals, mostly in the Second District Court of Appeals, as well as several appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court.
In 2011 Marshall was recognized by the Montgomery County Juvenile Court for the work he has done on behalf of the children and parents who came before the court. He has twice been recognized by the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for his work with indigent defendants, most recently in 2016 when he received the Gideon Award for lifetime achievement.
Marshall is the proud father of three children. He lives in Centerville with his wife, Amy, their daughter Abby, and rescue dog Maizie. His oldest son, Josh, graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 and currently works for a commercial real estate company in Dallas, TX. His middle son, Matt, is a 2016 graduate of Miami University and currently works as a financial transaction consultant in Chicago, IL. Marshall Lachman has a passion for golf and for traveling the world, where his recent travels have taken him to Peru, China, Iceland and Ireland.