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Marc Ayers

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Appellate
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigaton
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Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigaton
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Second Amendment and Firearms Manufacturing ...
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Profile

Marc Ayers represents individual, corporate and governmental clients before state and federal appellate and trial courts throughout the country. Marc is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers in the field of Appellate Law. 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, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits, and in various state appellate courts in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York, Maryland, Texas and Wyoming.

From 2008-2010, Marc served as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar. He is board certified in appellate practice by the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Marc is frequently invited to lecture on appellate practice and is the author of several articles on that subject, among others. He was nominated by the Justices of the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee. Marc is also a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and currently serves as general counsel to the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus.

Prior to joining Bradley, 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. His work on statutory interpretation was cited as one of the most pertinent sources that influenced Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner in their treatise Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.

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.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1999
  • Florida, 1998

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 1998
  • Florida State University, B.A., 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigaton
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Second Amendment and Firearms Manufacturing Industry

Blogs

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

Underwritten

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions, regulatory actions, ERISA updates, NAIC activity, cybersecurity issues and any other matters that could have an impact on the insurance industry.

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