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academic administrator , Lawyer

Marshall M. Criser, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Business Law, Banking Law, Government Regulation of Business.


Criser, Marshall M. was born on September 4, 1928 in Rumson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Marshall and Louise (Johnson) Criser.


University of Florida (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1951. Juris Doctor, 1967, replaced Bachelor of Laws conferred 1951).


Worked at Mahoney Adams & Criser, A Professional Association (Jacksonville, Florida) specializing in Business Law, Banking Law, Government Regulation of Business. Admitted to the bar, 1951, Florida. Phi Delta Phi. Attorney, Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, 1958-1964.

Member, Florida Board of Regents, 1971-1981 (Chairman, 1974-1977). Member, Supreme Court Judicial Article Review Commission, 1983. President, University of Florida, 1984-1989.

Chairman, Academic Task Force on Tort and Insurance Law Reform. Chairman, United States. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Advisory Group for Reduction of Expense and Time Expended in Civil Litigation, 1991-1996.

Chairman, Florida Council of 100, 1979-1981. Member, Governor's Task Force in Right Sizing Government, 1991. Member: Jacksonville, Palm Beach County and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1968-1972) Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Governors, 1960-1968. President, 1968-1969). Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce (General Counsel, 1992 and 1996).

Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Military: First lieutenant, United States. Army, 1951-1953 (active duty).


  • Bar: Florida 1951.


Board directors University Medical Center, Jacksonville, 1989-1996, Shands at Jacksonville Hospital, 1999-2002, Mechanical Engineering Rinker, Senior Foundation, since 1998. Board directors Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Florida, president, 1984-1989, board directors, 1996-2001. Board governors Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, president, 1979-1984.

Member Florida Board Regents, 1965, 71-81, chairman, 1974-1977, Business-Higher Education Forum, 1987-1989. Trustee Collins Center, 1989-1999. President, chairman Alliance for World Class Education, Duval County, 1998-2001.

Chairman Federal Crt. Advisory Group Middle District of Florida, 1991-1996. Board directors Flagler System, Inc., since 1975.

Trustee University Florida, 2001-2003, chairman, 2001-2003. Member Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Committee, 2001-2005. Member Governor's Medical Malpractice Task Force, 2002-2003.

With United States Army, 1951-1953. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member Florida Council 100 (chairman 1979-1980, Governors Business Leadership award, 2009, Shands Healthcare Lifetime Achievement award, 2009, Foundation Lifetime Volunteer award, 2010), American Bar Association (house delegations 1968-1972), Florida Bar (governor 1960-1968, president 1968-1969), former director Bell South Corporation, Florida Power and Light Group, Perini Corporation, Barnett Banks, Inc., Florida Blue Key, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Nu.


Married Paula Porcher, April 27, 1957. Children: Marshall III, Edward, Mary, Glenn, Kimberly, Mark.

Marshall Criser

Louise (Johnson) Criser

Paula Porcher

Mark Criser

Mary Criser

Edward Criser

Kimberly Criser

Marshall III Criser

Glenn Criser