Adams and Reese litigation attorney Marshall A. Hevron has been selected to participate in the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) Class of 2017. NORLI is a nine-month intensive leadership training program for emerging and established community leaders. Hevron is among 43 business, civic and community leaders throughout the 10-parish New Orleans metro region accepted into the 2017 program.
The NORLI training program, which begins in September and ends next May, examines how public policy, education, workforce development, diversity, criminal justice, public safety, environment and sustainability affect economic development and quality of life. The program enhances participants’ knowledge base and creates meaningful dialog on the key elements of building and maintaining thriving, healthy communities. Alumni also benefit from working with a network of individuals all with the common goal of regional community building. Upon completion of NORLI, Hevron will join more than 600 NORLI alumni serving as leaders and making an impact on a local scale and beyond.
At Adams and Reese, Hevron is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and has been with the firm since 2009. He focuses his practice on eminent domain litigation, education policy, government relations, government contracts, business litigation, land use/zoning issues and property litigation. Among his notable representative matters, Hevron has assisted charter schools in complying with the Louisiana Ethics Code and the public bid laws; represented clients under investigations by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor and the New Orleans Office of Inspector General; and worked with the New Orleans Federal Alliance to implement the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) Report.
A Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hevron is active in Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8973. Following his return home from Iraq, Hevron led a revival of the waning VFW and helped recruit more than 200 post-9/11 veterans to the organization. He also spearheaded numerous veterans outreach programs such as pro-bono legal clinics for vets and outreach to homeless vets along with the VFW’s capital campaign, which raised more than half a million dollars to rebuild the VFW’s meeting hall.
Hevron is a board member of both the Preservations Resource Center of New Orleans and the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Fund, co-chair of the New Orleans Museum of Art Young Fellows Steering Committee, and a member of the National WWII Museum Young Benefactors Committee. He is also a member of the New Orleans Board of City Trusts and the New Orleans Tricentennial Commission.