We have a longstanding commitment to making our community a better place for ALL people.
Access to Justice
Marc was the 2021- 2022 Co-Chair of the Honorable L. Marie Williams’ Campaign for Reelection to the Hamilton County Circuit Court Division III Judgeship. Since 1995, Judge Williams has distinguished herself as one of the finest Judges in the State of Tennessee. Our civil justice system is essential to the welfare of our society. Being a part of keeping our most senior civil Judge serving our community was an honor.
Comfort for the abused and victimized & assistance to local small businesses.
Through Marc’s efforts in #FeedThePartnership campaign as of Friday, May 21, 2021 and since May 8, 2020 (55 Fridays), we furnished 1,870 meals prepared by one of Chattanooga’s locally owned restaurants to the residents and staff of the Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults (Partnership), which provides shelter to victims of domestic violence and emergency shelter for homeless families. Thank you to all who supported this effort! For more information, go to page 17 of the following link to DRI’s June Issue of the Voice: http://www.dri.org/docs/default-source/webdocs/the-voice/2020/june/voice_6_24_20.pdf.
Opportunity for black high school students.
Tyner Academy Mock Trial Team Coach – 2019 and 2020. In 2018, Marc met with the Principal of Tyner to secure the participation of the school, which is predominately minority attended, to be the first all black mock trial team in the history of Hamilton County. Marc assembled a team of three incredible attorneys (Brent Burks, Lee Davis, and Jamey Hurst) to help him coach the team to a successful result. Despite many disadvantages, the team came within a point of winning the second night of competition in 2018. Mock trial educates students about our civil and criminal justice system, fosters critical thinking and strategy skills, and develops public speaking skills.
Resources to Hispanic & Latinix community members.
In 2018, Marc initiated a partnership between the Chattanooga Bar Association and La Paz Chattanooga to promote education in the law and to foster relationship building to assist in the fight against the unauthorized practice of law which preys upon the Hispanic and Latinx community. The partnership also provided expungement clinics, the preparation of Powers of Attorney and Wills, and legal guidance for this community.
Education through art to all members of this community.
Marc and his wife, Holly, served as Co-Chairs of the Hunter Museum of American Art’s Spectrum Art Selection Committee – 2017. The artwork selected by this Committee from Galleries in Atlanta, Charleston, Chattanooga, Chicago, Nashville, and New Orleans was auctioned at The Spectrum Gala and raised almost $150,000 for one of the finest art museums in the Southeast. The Hunter promotes education in the arts to the Chattanooga community.