It was evident from the Dec. 18, 2009, civil hearing concerning the breakup of his law firm that Scott Marshall’s life was a mess. He testified that he had recently been through drug rehab, and he was having money troubles.

But two days after that hearing, life went from bad to horrible for the Dallas plaintiffs lawyer when police arrested Marshall on suspicion of murder. On Jan. 14 at an examining trial, a Dallas County magistrate judge found there is enough probable cause to forward Marshall’s murder charge to a grand jury. Marshall had not been indicted as of Texas Lawyer ‘s press time on Jan. 21 but remains in jail on $600,000 bond.

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