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Adams and Reese Special Counsel Mark Gaines has been named among 32 powerful and influential Alabamians to know. Alabama Today- an online news source for Alabama politics- constructed the list of people they believe are moving the state forward in politics and business. Mark was selected for his ability to create change, start conversations, and influence public policy. The publication recognized Mark’s wealth of knowledge, decades-long relationships, and positive attitude towards the Alabama political arena.

Mark Gaines lobbies at the local, state and federal level – in Alabama and Washington, D.C. – advising corporate clients on regulatory, legislative and economic development issues. Having spent 15 years in state government and more than a decade providing government relations services, Mark has developed long-term personal and professional relationships with important decision makers at every level of government. He is skilled at building political coalitions to achieve client objectives. Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Mark served as Probate Judge for Jefferson County and was elected to four terms in the Alabama House of Representatives.