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Assistant District Attorney

Marc Amos is a native of Starkville, Mississippi.  Amos received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (cum laude) from Mississippi State University in 1989.  He then attended law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1993.  In 2015, Amos obtained his LL. M. (Masters of Law - Taxation) degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.  Amos also graduated from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Police Legal Advisor Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, as well as graduating from the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Defense Counsel Trial Academy.


In 1993, Amos moved to Columbus and began practicing law with the law firm of Gholson, Hicks & Nichols.  He has continued to practice in Columbus since that time (Nichols, Crowell, Gillis, Cooper & Amos (2007-2013); Amos Law Firm (2013-2015).  


Amos was appointed to the position of Municipal Judge for the City of Columbus in 2010, serving in that role for five years until he resigned to join District Attorney Scott Colom’s staff.  From 2013 until his resignation, Amos also presided over the City of Columbus Municipal Drug Court.  Amos has served as a board member and president of Columbus / Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity, as a board member, campaign chairman and president of United Way of Lowndes County, as a board member of Recovery House, and as a board member of the Golden Triangle Regional Medical Center Foundation.  Finally, Amos served as president of the Church Council at First United Methodist Church in Columbus.


Amos is married to Allyson Batson Amos, who teaches kindergarten at Heritage Academy in Columbus.  He has three daughters (Sloan, Mallory and Abby).  Amos’ hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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