Marc James Ayers represents individual, corporate and governmental clients before state and federal appellate and trial courts. Marc is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate Law, and has handled numerous appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and other state appellate courts.
He has also represented clients on petitions for certiorari and amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Marc has presented oral argument in the Fourth, Eighth and D.C. Circuits, and in various state appellate courts in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York and Maryland.
From 2008-2010, Marc served as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar. He currently serves as general counsel to the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus. Marc clerked for Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice J. Gorman Houston, Jr. (1998-99), and later served as Justice Houston’s senior staff attorney (2001-2004).
Between those positions, Marc was in private practice, specializing in appellate litigation and constitutional and administrative law. During that time, he also taught as an adjunct professor of law, teaching First Amendment Law, Administrative Law, Public Interest Law, and legal writing/appellate advocacy.
Marc received a B.A. from Florida State University (Philosophy, 1993), and later undertook graduate studies in theology and apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary. He received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (1998), where he was the Research and Writing Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.
- Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 1998
- Florida State University, B.A., 1993
Clerkships : SUPREME COURT OF ALABAMA, JUSTICE J. GORMAN HOUSTON, JR., 1998 – 1999
Professional & Community Activities:
- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee
- Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals
- The Federalist Society, Leadership, Federalist Society State Court Project
- The Federalist Society, Birmingham Lawyers’ Chapter, President
- Republican National Lawyers Association
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