- Adjunct Professor
- San Francisco
Adjunct professor Marshall Whitley has served as a California Superior Court judge for Alameda County since 1999. Prior to that time he was a Municipal Court judge for Alameda County from 1993 to 1999.
Before being appointed to serve as a judge, from 1983 to 1993 he practiced in San Francisco. His practice was focused on federal and state tax controversies and estate planning. From 1973 to 1983, he served as a tax lawyer in Washington, DC first as Tax Policy Advisor for the Washington DC government and then as a trial attorney with the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice.Judge Whitley has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Golden Gate University School of Law continuously since 1985. From that time until 2005 he taught courses on: IRS Practice and Procedure; Federal Tax Litigation; IRS Collections; and Ethics in Tax Practice. Since 2005 he has been teaching Probate Procedure and Litigation, as well as Probate Judicial Externship. He has a BS degree in business and accounting from Bowie University in Bowie, Maryland; a JD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut; and an LLM degree in Tax from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.Judge Whitley currently handles civil and long cause probate cases for the Superior Court in Alameda County and is a member of the California Judicial Council's Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee. He has served as Chair of the California Judicial Research and Education Committee on Probate and Mental Health and has developed and taught a variety of courses at Judicial training conferences since 1995. Judge Whitley continues to teach courses on probate administration, trust litigation, conservatorships, and elder care issues at judicial orientations and institutes throughout California to judges, commissioners, and probate staff attorneys, investigators, and examiners.