Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Marc James Ayers, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been reappointed to the Alabama Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He previously served a two-year term from 2014 to 2016.
“The firm congratulates Marc on his reappointment to the Alabama Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “We are proud of Marc’s contributions to this important endeavor that helps to ensure the integrity of federal civil rights laws.”
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights maintains advisory committees for each U.S. state plus the District of Columbia. The committees are made up of citizen volunteers familiar with local and state civil rights laws who assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative and information dissemination functions. The Commission is an independent, bipartisan federal agency whose mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.
As a member of Bradley’s Appellate and Litigation Practice Groups, Mr. Ayers represents individual, corporate and governmental clients before state and federal appellate and trial courts. He 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 also has represented clients on petitions for certiorari and amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Ayers currently serves as general counsel to the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus, and from 2008-2010 he served as chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar. He earned his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and his Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University.