Marshall Morales,





Marshall Morales is an Associate in the Environmental practice group. He focuses on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance. These matters include CERCLA cleanup cost recovery allocation, and natural resource damage claims. He also has experience litigating and advising clients on RCRA waste management issues and chemical exposure laws. Marshall offers clients an extensive technical background in chemistry and biology.

Before joining Riddell Williams, Marshall served as an Assistant Attorney General for Washington State. From public service Marshall gained significant administrative and appellate litigation experience in energy, taxation, and labor matters. He also was a junior Indian law advisor to state government and other state attorneys.

Prior to law school, Marshall worked in the land use and urban planning sector in California and Japan, focused on environmental engineering and remediation.

  • Dean’s Scholar, New York University School of Law (academic merit scholarship)
  • Luce Scholar, Henry Luce Foundation (post-graduate fellowship in Japan)
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Swarthmore College (award for independent research in environmental policy)
  • Marshall serves on the Board of Directors for Environmental Works, one of Washington’s leading community design and affordable housing nonprofits, which supports the homeless, farmworkers, veterans, and Native American communities.
  • Marshall is an active member of the King County Bar Association and serves on its Diversity Committee.
  • Marshall has served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the LGBT Bar Association of Washington, which makes recommendations on judicial candidates to the Governor. He also is a mentor to first-year law students through the Association’s mentorship program.

Marshall received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2015, where he was an editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and a member of the International Environmental Law Clinic. Marshall received a B.A. in Environmental Science from Swarthmore College in 2008.


Increased Enforcement of Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards Against Companies That Store Chemicals For Use In Manufacturing Or Other Processes

By Margaret K. Cerrato-Blue and Marshall Morales Background Beginning in 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) started implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (“CFATS”)[1] with the intent … read more

President Trump and the Environment: New Administration Faces Hurdles on Path Toward New Policies

By Marshall Morales and Emerson Hilton Introduction As a new presidency begins today, numerous changes to American environmental law and policy are on the horizon. Businesses and other … read more

Marshall Morales Article Published In KCBA November Issue: ‘Admin Law: The New 1L Adventure’

Riddell Williams attorney Marshall Morales has recently been published in the November issue of King County Bar Association’s monthly Bar Bulletin, ‘Admin Law: The New 1L Adventure.’ The … read more

Environmental Practice Group Welcomes Experienced Associate

Riddell Williams is pleased to announce that Marshall Morales has joined the Environmental Practice Group. Before joining the firm, Marshall served as an Assistant Attorney General for Washington … read more