Marc 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, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits, and in various state appellate courts in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York and Maryland. 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.
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 is frequently invited to lecture on Alabama 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.
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.
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.