Adams and Reese attorney Marshall Hevron received the President’s Award at the Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, held August 6th at The Westin New Orleans.
The President’s Award was conceived by the FBA New Orleans Chapter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to recognize a lawyer for contributions to community and leadership outside the practice of law. Marshall received the award for his commitment to serving veterans in New Orleans and reviving the VFW Post.
Hevron serves as the commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8973 in New Orleans and helped breathe new life into the VFW Post 8973 last year by reviving the post, and increasing services to war veterans, such as a job and résumé workshop, job preparation and legal advice. More than 100 veterans have joined the Post since Hevron has helped revive the station.
The VFW post, which like the national organization restricts its memberships to veterans who’ve seen combat, is the last remaining post inside New Orleans. Hevron is a former Marine and Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran.
Hevron formerly served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
At Adams and Reese, Hevron is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s New Orleans office. In the community, he is a board member of the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Fund, Save Our Cemeteries, and the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee.
In 2012, Hevron was selected to the “Top 40 Under 40” by Gambit magazine, which in its 15th year honored business professionals who are making a difference in the community.