Marcus Sweetser, the son of James R. Sweetser, focuses on the practice of civil litigation,
personal injury, civil rights, wrongful death, and jury trial. He works
very closely with his father managing Sweetser Law Office.
Marcus has always been passionate about representing people, not the powerful.
His competitive spirit and belief in the common man have proved to be
successful in civil litigation.
Marcus’ family upbringing and early work at Sweetser Law Office inspired
him to explore civil justice for the common good. He was honored to learn
from the most highly regarded trial attorneys in the nation. At an early
age, he spent long summers conducting jury focus groups to study the dynamics
of jury persuasion. These experiences ingrained in Marcus a lifelong love
of trial advocacy.
While Marcus is proud of his roots, accolades, and early education in trial
advocacy, it is not merely substance that sets him apart. It is also his
approach. He relishes simplifying the complex. He fights persuasively
for justice, but calm persistence and compassion are often his weapons
of choice. Most importantly, Marcus is mindful of the toll that injuries
can have on clients’ lives forever. These values produce better
results—and better experiences—for our clients.
- Chapman Law, Juris Doctorate
- University of Washington, Bacehlorette in International Affairs
- Bellevue College, Associates
- Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
- Keenan-Ball Trial Lawyers College
- Spokane County Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Association for Justice
- American Association For Justice
- American Bar Association
In his free time, Marcus enjoys competitive basketball, occasionally traveling,
and spending time at nearby Coeur D’Alene Lake.
Marcus is a lifelong resident of Spokane and is actively engaged in his
home community. Among other accomplishments, Marcus is proud of Sweetser
Law Office’s endowed scholarship at Gonzaga Law School, drafting
legislation passed into law by the Washington State Legislature, putting
an end to electronic ambulance chasing in Washington State, and serving
as a campaign manager for Spokane Representative Marcus Riccelli.