Jennifer Peabody


Ms. Jennifer Peabody is a graduate of UCLA where she majored in English and graduated with Honors.  Following graduation, she enrolled in Southwestern University School of Law’s SCALE program, a two year accelerated law school program.  During law school, Ms. Peabody completed an internship with the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, former Presiding Judge of the United States District Court, Central District of California.  Ms. Peabody graduated in the top of her class in 1998.  Upon graduation, Ms. Peabody accepted a position with Marilee Marshall and Associates, a small law firm focusing on criminal post conviction work. 

Ms. Peabody continues to focus exclusively on post-conviction criminal matters.  She has managed hundreds of direct appeals in the state and federal courts.  She is currently on the panel of attorneys accepting appointments for direct appeals in the First, Second, Fourth, and Sixth Appellate Districts, representing indigent defendants following their convictions for a range of offenses, including special circumstances murder, murder, sex offenses, robbery, criminal threats, gang offenses, burglary, and drug offenses.  Ms. Peabody also continues to handle state and federal writs for individuals who have exhausted their state appeals, but continue to have viable issues which could result in a reversal of their convictions as well as, parole related matters including representation before the Board of Parole Hearings and writs challenging the denial of parole by both the Board and the Governor.  She has handled parole hearings for inmates convicted of first degree murder, second degree murder and premeditated attempted murder for inmates across the state of California with great success.  She has also successfully prosecuted writs state court challenging the denial of parole by both the Board and the Governor and is currently on the panel of attorneys handling parole related writs in the Los Angeles Superior Court.  

Ms. Peabody is admitted to practice law in the State of California, United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.