If a lawyer tends to go where his clients are, this has some potentially interesting ramifications.
Mars would soon learn what a “big deal” Fields was. After handling Fields’ case, Mars’ business has taken off to the point that he can’t handle it all anymore.
Mars said he stopped counting “a while back” when the number of clients he has represented in NCAA eligibility cases reached 50. That number grows daily. He said he typically accepts two or three calls a day inquiring about his services, but he said that shortly after the Fields’ ruling, he accepted eight clients in one day.
Not coincidentally, Mars is leaving his Arkansas law firm to start his own practice, the Mars Law Firm, with offices in Atlanta and Northwest Arkansas.
Of course, it is easier to get a connecting flight out of Atlanta.