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    GAINESVILLE, FL – February 13, 2018GrayRobinson, P.A. announces the addition of Stephanie M. Marchman as a shareholder in the Gainesville office. Marchman joins GrayRobinson from the Office of the City Attorney in Gainesville, Florida where she was as Senior Assistant City Attorney for 11 years. In this role, Marchman served as  a counselor, litigator and transactional lawyer for the City of Gainesville in the areas of labor and employment law, employee benefits, constitutional law, ethics and Sunshine Law. She previously clerked for Senior United States District Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges in the Middle District of Florida.

    “Stephanie brings a tremendous breadth of experience across labor and employment, litigation and  government law, and boasts an impressive track record of leadership in the legal community,” said Tom McThenia, managing shareholder of the Firm’s Gainesville office. “Her deep commitment to the Gainesville community will strengthen our office’s ability to assist our government clients and Gainesville-area businesses with their needs.”

    Marchman’s leadership in the legal community includes serving as a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, the governing body for Florida’s 100,000 lawyers, in which she represents the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She has also served as President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, President of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of The Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee.

    “We are proud to grow our Gainesville office with the addition of Stephanie,” Firm president and managing director Mayanne Downs said. “Her skills and connections will provide great assistance for our clients there and in North Florida.”

    Marchman earned her undergraduate and law degrees with honors from the University of Florida and has lived in Gainesville for nearly 20 years. She is married to Dr. Brian K. Marchman, Assistant Provost and Director of Distance & Continuing Education at the University of Florida. They have two children, Marina (8) and Landon (5). 



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