Chelsea attorney elected to Board of Bar Commissioners

Published 1:47 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Chelsea attorney Mark Boardman has been elected as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners.



The results of the election were released this month after members of the Shelby County Bar Association concluded the online voting.

Boardman received 70 percent of the vote in a four-person race.

“I am truly honored that the attorneys in Shelby County have the trust and confidence to elect me to this important position,” Boardman wrote in a press release. “I pledge that I will work hard to ensure integrity and honesty among the attorneys practicing in Alabama.”

Members of the Board of Bar Commissioners are elected from the various judicial circuits throughout the state, and then nine members are elected by the Board to serve at large.

The Board has the authority to make and enforce rules in relation to admissions, rules of ethics and the discipline of the members.

They also investigate and act on complaints concerning conduct of members.

Mark Boardman has been practicing law for 32 years and his law firm, Boardman, Carr, Bennett, Watkins, Hill & Gamble, P.C. has been located in Chelsea for 15 years.

Prior to building their office on the hill in Chelsea, they were located in Hoover. Boardman was the city attorney for Hoover for two terms and is presently the city attorney for Chelsea.

Serving is nothing new to Boardman as he has served as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer of the Shelby County Bar.

He is the immediate past president of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys and is currently vice-president of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys.

“As you leave Chelsea, look up on the hill to your right and you will see our office,” Boardman wrote in the release. “We have a great view and have loved watching the growth and development in this area. There is certainly more traffic than when we moved here 15 years ago.”