Marvin (1940-2013) received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He assisted North Carolinians for over 35 years.
Along with co-counsel Raleigh attorney G. Eugene Boyce, Marvin recovered back and future benefits for thousands of disabled teachers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, other state and local government employees, and their survivor beneficiaries. Faulkenbury v. Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System of North Carolina, 345 N.C. 683, 483 S.E.2d 422 (1997).
Marvin recovered back and future benefits for thousands of disabled firefighters, police officers and other disabled local government retirees and establishing the principle that the retirement benefits of North Carolina’s public employees vest after 5 years of service. Simpson v. N.C. Local Gov’t Employees’ Retirement System, 88 N.C. App. 218, 363 S.E.2d 90 (1987), aff’d per curium, 323 N.C. 362, 372 S.E.2d 559 (1988).
Along with co-counsel Gastonia attorney William E. Moore, Jr., Marvin protected an employee’s right to notify supervisors about illegal conduct in the workplace and to cooperate with safety investigations. Lorbacher v. Housing Authority of Raleigh (1997).
Marvin recovered Horace Williams endowment funds in the amount of $6.3 million for UNC-CH philosophy students. (2001). He charged the philosophy department a fee of $1.
The firm, at Marvin’s behest, established the Carol Masters Schiller Distinguished Scholar of Neurology in 2008 at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kirk Wilhemsen, M.D., Ph.D. currently holds the chair.
Marvin received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award in 2014 from North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory.