D. Price Marshall Jr.

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Price Marshall
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Assumed office
May 6, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by William Wilson
Personal details
Born (1963-07-20) July 20, 1963 (age 53)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Alma mater Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
London School of Economics
Harvard University

Denzil Price Marshall Jr. (born July 20, 1963) is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in 1985 from Arkansas State University and a master's degree in 1987 from the London School of Economics.[1]

In 1989, Marshall earned a law degree from the Harvard Law School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 1989 until 1991, Marshall served as a law clerk for Judge Richard S. Arnold on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.[1] From 1991 until 1995, Marshall served as an associate with Barrett & Deacon in Jonesboro, Arkansas. From 1995 until 2006, Marshall was a principal at the law firm.[1]

In 2006, Marshall became an associate judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.[1] Marshall also teaches as a member of adjunct faculty at Arkansas State University.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

After Barack Obama was elected president, Marshall interviewed with Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln about a vacant federal district court slot on December 29, 2008. On March 12, 2009, Lincoln and Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor told Marshall that he and others would be recommended to the White House for consideration. On December 3, 2009, Obama formally nominated Marshall to the seat, to replace Judge William Roy Wilson Jr., who had taken senior status in October 2008.[2]

The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary reported Marshall's nomination to the full Senate on February 11, 2010.[3] The United States Senate confirmed Marshall by voice vote on May 5, 2010. He received his commission on May 6, 2010.


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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Wilson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas