Leadership in Law profile: Marc Edwards, Phillips, McFall, McCaffrey McVay & Murrah

From The Journal Record
Published: May 1, 2007
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Marc Edwards is a litigation attorney and Chair of the Government Relations and Compliance Practice Group. He represents both private business and public entities in a broad range of litigation with an emphasis on public utility, public pension, governmental and administrative laws.

Marc Edwards, a director at Phillips McFall McCaffrey McVay & Murrah, practices administrative law, governmental relations and civil litigation.

After receiving his law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1983, Edwards began his legal career as an assistant attorney general with the Oklahoma attorney general’s office. He entered private practice in 1987 with Watson & McKenzie before joining his current law firm the following year.

Edwards is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association and the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys.

For the past 14 years, he has represented Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, the pension system for all firefighters in the state.

“In this capacity, I have had the opportunity to argue numerous cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and represent the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System as lead co-plaintiff in a securities class-action case that recently settled for $285 million,” Edwards said. “More importantly, helping those brave firefighters and the industry with important legal issues of the day has been the most gratifying aspect of my career.”

Edwards’ community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Stavros Foundation, Oklahoma Property & Casualty Board and Oklahoma Long Term Care Administration. In addition, he is president of the Lynn Institute and past president of the Dale Rogers Training Center, which provides employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. He considers his involvement with the Dale Rogers Training Center his most significant public service accomplishment. During his service, Dale Rogers has experienced tremendous growth as a nonprofit agency, in terms of budget, capital expansion and services.

“I am also committed to helping Dale Rogers Training Center in its future expansion needs. The success of the Dale Rogers programs plus the expanding needs of the developmental disabled community strains the current facilities but also creates more opportunities for program expansion in the future,” he said. “I hope to be able to help.”

Education:
B.S., Missouri State University
J.D., University of Tulsa

Spouse:
Nikki Jones Edwards

First job:
Hauling hay

Favorite type of food:
Italian

Favorite type of music:
Classic rock

Favorite vacation spot:
Sun Valley, Idaho; Florence, Italy

Hobbies:
Fly fishing, travel with wife, “piddling” around the house

Pets:
Abby and Allie