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Mark S. Boardman

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Mark Boardman has a general practice, with an emphasis in government law. Mark has served as president and vice president of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys and for ten years on its Board of Directors.  He has served as president and vice president of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys, offices he held for two years, respectively. He served 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 200 state and local governments and/or employees of those state and local governments. Mark has been counsel in over 225 published opinions for government entities or their employees in cases covering all aspects of claims and litigation against state and local government.

Mark served two terms as president of the Shelby County, Alabama, Bar Association, the sixth largest in Alabama. He also served two terms as vice-president, two terms as secretary, and 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 Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, the Alabama Education Association, the Alabama Probate Judges Association, the Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy, the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, the School Superintendents of Alabama, the Alabama State Bar, the Shelby County Bar Association, the Alabama Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Alabama School Public Relations Association, the Alabama High School Athletic Association, the Alabama Association of School Business Officials, the New Mexico Municipal Attorneys Association, and the Alabama Law Institute, as well as for local governments for the benefit 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, 2015 to present
    • Legal Malpractice Insurance Task Force, Chair 2019; Co-Chair 2020
    • In-House and Government Lawyers Section, Secretary-Treasurer 2018-19; Board Member 2019-20
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
    • Member: 1987-Present
  • 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 – 2017
  • 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
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Shelby County
    • 2015 – Present
  • Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    • Parish Council President: 1991, 1992, 2006
    • Parish Council Vice-President: 1990, 1996 – 2005
    • Parish Council Secretary: 1987, 1994, 2008
    • Parish Council Treasurer: 1988, 1989, 1993, 2007
    • Parish Council Assistant Treasurer: 1986
    • Parish Council 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
  • The Ecumenical Patriarchate
    • Archon, the Order of Saint Andrew, 2019-Present 
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity 176th General Convention
    • Vice-president, 2015
  • Birmingham Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association
    • Secretary: 1987 – 1994
  • Beta Theta House Corporation, The University of Alabama
    • President: 2002 – Present
  • Shades Cahaba Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization
    • President: 1999 – 2000
  • Homewood 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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