Marc James Ayers

Legal Assistant
Angela Woodley
P: 205.521.8273

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 also has 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, Mississippi, Texas and Wyoming.

Marc’s accomplishments have been recognized by his election as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Marc served as chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar from 2008-2010, and is board certified in appellate practice by the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is frequently invited to lecture on appellate practice and is the author of several articles on that subject, among others. He also was nominated by the Justices of the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on both the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee as well as the Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure. Marc is 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.