National Law Firm Updates Name to Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy
October 17, 2016 11:29 AM
National law firm Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson LLC is pleased to announce that the firm now will be known as Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC. The new name went into effect October 17, 2016, and reflects the addition of IADC member Thomas Tardy as a named partner.
This exciting change comes one year after Tardy joined the firm in October 2015, along with more than 30 attorneys and 60 support staff in five offices. That major expansion nearly doubled the size of the firm’s legal and support staff and expanded its presence in several major metropolitan markets across the United States.
“It was with utmost pleasure that we welcomed the attorneys in our Southern offices to our family last year,” said founding attorney Jim Maron. “They are great lawyers with national reputations in their fields, and today, we are happy to announce that we are changing the name of the firm to more prominently tout the reputation of our Southern team.”
In addition to nearly doubling the firm’s headcount, those additions expanded the Delaware-based law firm into three states, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The strategic expansion gave the firm a significant presence along the Gulf Coast, with new offices in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a new office in Red Bank, New Jersey.
“We were very fortunate with the timing of our joining Maron Marvel,” said Tardy. “After working closely with the attorneys at Maron Marvel for more than 10 years and sharing several mutual clients, the partnership was a natural fit, as we knew Jim Maron and his team well and we knew what great lawyers they were.”
The update to the firm’s name also comes as it marks its 20th anniversary. What began as a boutique toxic tort firm today has evolved into a practice representing clients from coast to coast, and servicing many international businesses in both a trial, local, and national capacity.
The firm was established in Wilmington, Delaware in 1996 by current managing members James Maron, Wayne Marvel, and Karen Brehm, after they left a national firm to create their own dedicated to providing national oversight to numerous clients. Several years later, their colleagues Paul Bradley and Robert Anderson similarly left large firms to join in this pursuit. After working closely with the original attorneys at Maron Marvel for many years, on behalf of several mutual clients, Tom Tardy and his team joined the firm on October 1, 2015.
Today, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy is a diverse group, with employees hailing from a wide range of backgrounds encompassing 30 law schools, 47 colleges, 24 judicial clerks and externs, doctors in medicine and philosophy, former civil engineers, toxicologists, chefs, and a combat veteran. Women make up 44 percent of the firm’s attorneys and 32 percent of the firm’s leadership, while 15 percent of the firm’s attorneys are ethnic minorities. Further, the firm’s attorneys are fluent in 15 languages.