Harvey S. Mars was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Oberlin College where he majored in political science and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelors of Arts. He also studied trombone at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for four years as a secondary student. He then attended Albany Law School of Union University and earned a Juris Doctorate in 1985. Since his admission to the bar, Harvey has handled literally hundreds of legal matters and litigation for a wide variety of clients For those prospective clients who desire references, references from former clients shall be provided upon request. Harvey has previously been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of CIANA; Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, a not for profit social welfare agency providing new immigrants and refugees with transitional services run by a former client. He is also a member of American Mensa.