Marc Stanley
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Marc Stanley
Marc Stanley
ResidenceDallas, TX
Political partyDemocratic

Marc R. Stanley is a trial lawyer, political activist, Jewish community leader, and philanthropist.

He previously served as Chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority (appointed by Texas Governor Ann Richards).[1] Secretary of Defense William Cohen appointed Stanley as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the Air University of the United States Air Force.[1]

In 2011, Stanley was appointed by President Barack Obama as a Council Member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.[2]


Stanley is founder of the Stanley Law Group, a Dallas-based firm that focuses on national class actions and complex litigation. His career accomplishments include a case against an insurance company for breach of fiduciary duties in handling 401(k) investments. In 2015, after 13 years of litigation and seven published opinions, the defendant paid $140 million in cash and $60 million in future economic benefits--the second largest reported settlement in the U.S. in 2015.[3]

Stanley is a member of the Board of Directors, and has served as President, of both the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been voted a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" and a "Super Lawyer" for the entire state of Texas for every year since the accolades were established.[4][5][6]

Stanley has served as a board member and leader of many Jewish charitable and political organizations, including six years as Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council.[7]

Stanley is also Chairman of The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc., a Jewish-sponsored, not-for-profit charitable organization providing continuing care retirement communities and in-home care for seniors and their families.[8][9]


Born to a Jewish family,[10] Stanley received a BBA from the George Washington University in 1979 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1982.[3]

His national public service began in college, when he worked three years for the U.S. Congress, serving with Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) and with the Committee on House Administration as an aide to Chairman Frank Thompson (D-NJ). In that role, he created the first Telephone Directory for the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as its Editor from 1977-1979. He later served as Dallas County Chair for Senator Lloyd Bentsen's campaign in 1988 and Governor Ann Richards' campaign from 1989-1990.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Texas Jewish Post". June 9, 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "President Obama Appoints Three New Members to United States Holocaust Memorial Council -- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum". Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Marc R. Stanley". Stanley Law Group. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Marc R. Stanley | Dallas, TX | Consumer & Commercial Law | Lawyers | D Magazine". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Best Lawyers in Texas 2016". issuu. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Top Rated Dallas, TX Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney | Marc Stanley | Super Lawyers". Super Lawyers. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Board & Leadership". National Jewish Democratic Council. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Member Highlight: The Legacy Senior Communities Hosts Annual Yes! Event Fundraiser - LeadingAge Texas". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "The Legacy Senior Communities & In Home Care". Retrieved .
  10. ^ Jewish news of Northern California: "The road to the White House goes through Jerusalem" by Douglas M. Bloomfield May 22, 2015
  11. ^ "Dallas Voice". July 6, 1990.

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