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Mark Boardman is the current president of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys.  He is the immediate past president of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys, an office he held for two years. Prior to that, he served as their vice-president. He has completed two terms as City Attorney for the City of Hoover, Alabama’s sixth largest city, and has represented the City of Chelsea since 2007. He has represented over 130 state and local governments and/or employees of those local governments in his 33 years of practice. Mark served vice-president of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys in 2014-2015, on whose board of directors he has served for eight years. Mark has been counsel in over 140 published opinions for government entities or their employees in cases covering all aspects of claims and litigation against state and local government.

Mark served as two terms as president of the Shelby County, Alabama, Bar Association, and two terms as vice-president and two terms as secretary. He served three terms as treasurer of the Shelby County Bar Association.

Mark is a frequent speaker at continuing education presentations held by the Alabama League of Municipalities, the Alabama Association of School Boards, the Alabama Education Association, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, the Alabama Probate Judges Association, the Shelby County Bar Association, the Alabama Association of School Personnel Administrators, and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, as well as for local governments for the benefits of their employees.

His notable cases have included:

  • Representation of individuals before the State of Alabama Ethics Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, EEOC, and all federal and state courts in Alabama
  • Pioneering petitions for writ of mandamus to the Alabama Supreme Court upon denial of summary judgment
  • Representation of numerous individuals in high profile cases garnering state, national and occasionally international media attention

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
    • State Bar Commissioner, 18th Judicial Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • Shelby County Bar Association
    • President: 1996, 2010
    • Vice-President: 1995, 2009
    • Secretary: 1994, 2008
    • Treasurer: 1992, 1993, 2007
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
    • President, 2015-2016
    • Vice-President, 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors: 2001 – 2006, 2013 to present
  • Shelby County Judicial Nominating Committee
    • Member: 2009 – 2011, 2013 to present
  • Shelby County Work Release Commission
    • Secretary: 1996
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Co-Chairman of Economics of Law Committee: 1997
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    • Parish Council President: 1991, 1992, 2006
    • Vice-President: 1995, 2009
    • Secretary: 1994, 2008
    • Treasurer: 1992, 1993, 2007
    • Member: 1985 – 1993, 1996 – 2007, 2009 – Present
    • Zarna Sportsmanship Award: 2011
  • Greek Orthodox Diocese of Atlanta
    • Diocese Council Member: 1991 – 1995
    • Archangel Michael Honoree: 2007
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity 176th General Convention vice-president, 2015
  • Birmingham Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association
    • Secretary: 1987 – 1994
  • Beta Theta Pi House Corporation, The University of Alabama
    • President: 2003 – Present
  • Shades Cahaba Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization
    • President: 1999 – 2000
  • Homewood, Alabama, High School Parent Teacher Organization
    • Board Member: 2004 – 2007
  • Educational Advisory Committee, Homewood Board of Education
    • Member: 1999 & 2000, 2006 & 2007
  • Homewood Park and Recreation Board
    • Volunteer Coach: 1993 – 2004
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