Ellis H. “Trey” Marshall III will officially announce his candidacy for Division II general sessions judge at his campaign kickoff Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Education Building at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Marshall said everyone is welcome to attend and show support.
Marshall began his interest in law as a young boy at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. His father, Ellis Marshall Jr., was an instructor at the academy, and Marshall spent many days there with the officers.
“My time as a youth and an employee of the academy gave me a great respect for the people who put their lives on the line every day to protect us,” said Marshall.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law at the University of Memphis, he is a highly respected attorney in private practice in Wilson County and across Middle Tennessee.
With more than 10 years practicing in various criminal courts, Marshall said he has the experience needed to continue the tradition of excellence in this court. He said he would follow the letter of the law, treat each person with respect and ensure firm yet fair justice.
Marshall is a long-time resident of Wilson County, and he takes pride in supporting the community. He is a charter member of Kiwanis Club of Mt. Juliet, a member of the Mt. Juliet and Lebanon chambers of commerce, an active member of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club, a current member of the Leadership Wilson class and a member of the 15th Judicial Bar Association.
In addition to being active in the business community, Marshall also coaches little league baseball, softball and basketball. He enjoys reading to elementary classes and visiting local senior citizens.
Marshall’s wife, Jennifer Moore Marshall, is a Wilson County native. She teaches kindergarten at Stoner Creek Elementary School and was recently named its teacher of the year. The couple has four children. They all attend school or daycare at Stoner Creek.
“Good judges are essential to the health of our community,” said Dr. Allen Craig, Lebanon veterinarian. “Trey will make a great judge as he is reasonable, fair, understands the law and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives he touches.”