Adner Marcelin serves as the Law Firm Administrator for the Tallahassee law firm, Ben Crump Law, PLLC. There, he heads the firm’s communications department while aiding the firm’s attorneys in legal research and case management.
A seasoned public servant, Marcelin has maintained a personal commitment to the preservation of civil rights for all. He possesses extensive leadership experience in community mobilization and civic activism. He served as a Deputy Communications Director for the National Bar Association and the Executive Lieutenant Governor for the Sixth Circuit of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. Marcelin is the Immediate Past President and Treasurer of the Tallahassee Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Tallahassee National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Before his time as a legal professional, Marcelin attended the Florida State University (FSU), where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminology in 2009; he went on to study at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he later received a Master’s in Business Administration in 2012. Marcelin was an active part of campus life during his academic studies, where he held various leadership positions. Most notably, serving as the National President of the law schools five American Bar Association chapters and as an executive board member of both the Student Bar and Black Law Student Associations. He concluded his studies earning his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014.
Marcelin is a native of Stuart, Florida, where he is one of four children born to Anselme and Alerte Marcelin. He is an active member of his community and attends Love Temple Church of God by Faith. Marcelin is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. and credits his faith in God, support from family and friends, and a strong sense of focus and determination as the tools that have propelled him this far. He is a firm believer that through humility and perseverance, anything can be accomplished.