Toby Marshall is a founding member of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, where he represents plaintiffs in class actions, collective actions, and other complex litigation. Toby has dedicated his career to fighting for people who cannot afford access to justice. Through his advocacy, Toby has recovered tens of millions of dollars for workers subjected to wage theft and consumers treated unfairly by businesses. He has also obtained substantial injunctive relief for individuals whose civil rights were violated by governmental entities.
Toby has successfully litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts. He has also secured numerous appellate victories and has briefed and argued cases before the Washington Supreme Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Toby has practiced in courts around the country, and he co-counsels with many firms and nonprofit organizations.
Examples of Toby’s work include a civil rights class action brought against two Washington municipalities. The plaintiffs alleged the cities were violating the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution by failing to provide meaningful assistance of counsel to thousands of low-income individuals. After a nine-day trial, Toby and his team obtained a complete victory for the class, including the appointment of a supervisor to oversee the cities’ public defense system for three years.
In another civil rights class action, Toby sued a Washington county for operating a debtor’s prison—jailing people who can’t afford to pay court debt—in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. As a result of the lawsuit, the county agreed to end this practice and make several changes to its system.
Toby has represented employees in a variety of wage and hour lawsuits, including one against a company that failed to pay overtime compensation to drywall workers. After a five-week jury trial, Toby secured a judgment in excess of $4.17 million for the class. In another case, Toby obtained a judgment of $2.6 million for auto dealership employees in eastern Washington.
Toby is a member of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association and has authored many amicus briefs that have helped advance the rights of workers. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Honor Board and was selected to the Order of Barristers.