John Marlow is the Litigation Director of the Washington Innocence Project, recently joining the team in 2023. For most of the last decade, John served as a public defense attorney. In that role, he has advocated for indigent clients in municipal, district, tribal, superior, and federal courts. He developed extensive jury trial experience and has also handled and consulted on dozens of direct criminal appeals.
John received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Washington. As a student, he led several organizations focusing on criminal and environmental justice reform and LGBTQ+ rights.
John grew up in a rural community in northeastern Spokane County. He has developed a strong connection to the people and environment of this State. Outside of work, you can find him biking, hiking, climbing, or kayaking with his dog (and sometimes cat), soaking up the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.