“To whom much is given, much is expected”

Marc believes that to whom much is given, much is expected. That belief has led to his years-long involvement in public service. Marc was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and he currently serves as Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, Co-Chair of the Foundation for Jewish Culture and Vice-Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Mr. Stanley is a former Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Air University (appointed by former Defense Secretary William Cohen) and is a former Chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority (appointed by Governor Ann Richards and confirmed by the Texas Senate).

Marc is a past President of Texas Trial Lawyers Association and continues to serve on the association’s board of directors. He is also a former member of the board of directors of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA). Mr. Stanley is a prominent speaker on class action issues, and was named to the 2010 list of “100 Most Influential Texans on All Sides of the Political Spectrum” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine. In addition, Marc has been named a Texas Super Lawyer© since 2003 (the first year the list was published).

Marc lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Wendy, and they are the very proud parents of three brilliant and talented children.

Admitted to the Texas bar, 1982; District of Columbia bar, 2012.  Also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas.

Education and Honors:

George Washington University (B.B.A., 1979); The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1982). Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992. President, The University of Texas Student Bar Association, 1981-82.

Recent Authorships and Speeches:

“Dealing with Attorneys’ Fees and Objections in Class Actions,” National Class Action Institute, American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois (1997); (Speaker) “Class Action Update,” Advanced Products Liability Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1998); (Speaker) “Advanced Commercial and Consumer Law Course,” State Bar of Texas (1999); (Speaker) “National Class Action Seminar,” New Orleans, Louisiana (2001); (Speaker) “Class Action Update,” Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, State Bar of Texas, Dallas and Houston, Texas (2002); (Speaker) “Ethics of Mass Tort Settlements: How a Lawyer with No Clients Can Settle Your Cases Without Your Consent,” (July 2002); (Speaker) “Class Actions, MDL, Venue, and Forum Non: Micro Management of Mass Torts,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association (December 2003); (Speaker) “A Brave New World: Texas Class Action Practice After HB4,” State Bar of Texas (January 2004); (Co-author/Speaker) “The Class Action Unfairness Act of 2005;” Dallas Bar Headnotes (April 2005); (Speaker) “Changing the Rules: Texas Class Action Practice After HB4 and CAFA”; State Bar of Texas (August 2006).


Chairman, Texas Public Finance Authority, 1991-95; Member, 1995-97. Dallas and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (President, 2003); Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1999-; Chairman, Class Action Task Force, 2000; Secretary-Treasurer, 2002; President, 2006); American Association for Justice (Board of Governors, 2001-2004); Public Justice; American Board of Trial Advocates; National Association of Consumer Advocates; Dallas Bar Foundation.

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