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Marshall L. Matz
Marshall L. MatzMarshall L. Matz
Principal Attorney
Washington, District of Columbia,
phone (202) 789-1212
fax (202) 234-3550
email mmatz@ofwlaw.com

Marshall is a principal with OFW Law and specializes in food, nutrition, and agriculture; he entered practice in 1980, and joined the firm in 1992.  He has devoted his career to representing clients that are increasing food production and improving human nutrition in the United States and around the world. In addition to his law practice, Marshall serves on the Board of Directors of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the World Food Program—USA (which he co-founded), the Congressional Hunger Center and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation. Marshall also served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee of the Obama for America presidential campaign.

After working with South Dakota Legal Services helping to provide representation to Native Americans, Marshall spent seven years on Capitol Hill as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the Select Committee on Nutrition.

Marshall was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1968.  He received his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1971.  He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1971, South Dakota Federal and Tribal Courts in 1972, and the District of Columbia Bar in 1979.  He is currently a member of the District of Columbia Bar as well as the Connecticut and American Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice:
  • Agriculture Law
  • Federal Forest Policy
  • Health Care Law
  • Indian Law
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Trade Association Law
Bar Admissions:
  • Connecticut, 1971
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Science, 1968
  • University of Louisville School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1971
Special Agencies:
  • All USDA agencies
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • State Department
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • White House Office Agencies
Selected Court Admissions:
  • South Dakota Federal Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • South Dakota Tribal Courts
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