Marshall P. Whalley

Attorney

Experienced Injury Attorney Serving Indiana from Crown Point

As a trial lawyer, lecturer, author, and former Judge Pro Tempore, Attorney Marshall P. Whalley is a man of many hats. His diverse interests and experience have greatly contributed to his success as a personal injury attorney. Due to his immersion in various topics such as medicine, physics, engineering, psychology, and consumer protection, Marshall is able to draw from a considerable portfolio of knowledge that can be directly applied to many injury cases. Marshall has enjoyed a successful 32-year career that has included the successful handling of multi-million dollar litigation in numerous states.

Personal Life

Marshall’s varied interests were influenced by his parents. His father attended M.I.T. and earned two engineering degrees before moving on to design tanks for the government. His mother worked as a nurse educator and had a B.S. and a Master’s degree before applying to Law School at 78!

Marshall grew up near Motor City where he spent much of his time designing, building, and racing cars and boats. He also worked on his grandfather’s farm in North Dakota.

Previous Experience

After graduating law school, Marshall started out as a clerk for a well-known personal injury firm. His hard work in investigation, legal writing and medical research led to his promotion to a lawyer and eventually to partner at the firm. While an Associate of the firm, Marshall drew heavily upon his physics and medicine background to secure the settlements of the two largest infant brain injury cases in Florida’s history. By performing a waveform analysis of fetal monitor strips, Marshall was able to prove when a critical tocolytic drug had been stopped.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos
  • Mesothelioma

Education

Marshall studied physics and psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating in 1980. He completed his graduate work (training a rare type of monitor lizard to respond to acoustic stimuli) in psycho-physics at the Kresge Medical Hearing Research Institute. Marshall also designed and implemented pilot programs that would allow inmates of the Milan Federal Correctional Institute and the Maxey Boys Correctional Institute to obtain GED certificates.

During his time in college, Marshall mediated consumer complaints for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office in the Consumer Protection Division. He secured the largest consumer settlement to date in the Division’s history while he was there. Simultaneously, Marshall worked for a Tenant’s rights group that was focused on helping renters understand their rights with large corporate landlords.

During summer break, Marshall attended summer classes. He also worked 40-50 hours every week building cars for General Motors and Chrysler on an assembly line in Detroit. His job included running presses, welding wheels, performing manual assembly, performing body work, and painting cars.

Marshall attended Valparaiso University School of Law after receiving a scholarship there. To help with expenses, he worked on cars and took up drag racing. He graduated in 1983.

  • Valparaiso University, 1983
    • J.D.
  • University of Michigan, 1980
    • B.S.

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, North Dakota

Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, Faculty Member
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Confidential Settlement - Double Wrongful Death

    Wrongful Death

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