Marshall Humphrey was born in Phoenix in 1952. He was raised in Chandler working most of his summers on his father’s farm. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1970 where he was the Class President. His parents were graduates of the University of Arizona, father Marshall (a Sigma Chi) and his mother Carolyn (a Kappa Kappa Gamma). He had two brothers Bud and Tim who reside in the Phoenix area. Marshall’s father had a distinguished career in the Arizona State Legislature (House) from 1958 to 1964, and he served as the President of the Arizona State Senate from 1966 to 1968.
Following high school, Marshall spent two years at Mesa Community College where he played tennis and was the class Valedictorian. He enrolled in the University of Arizona in 1972 and pledged Phi Gamma Delta. Marty served as the Pledge Class President and was a member of Blue Key. Marty received his degree in Finance, with distinction, and in 1974 was accepted into the UofA Law School. He received his law degree in 1977 and has been practicing law in Tucson ever since. Initially, he was in a law firm, Bury, Moeller, Humphrey & O’Meara, P.C. In 2001, he formed a new partnership, Humphrey & Petersen, P.C. He is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, Defense Research Institute, American Board of Trial Advocates, Tucson Defense Bar, and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. Marshall has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Tucson and Southwest Super Lawyers. His latest honor is being inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization that accepts no more than 1% of all lawyers into its ranks.
Brother Humphrey married University of Michigan graduate, Janice Brundage, in 1974. They have two sons, Eric and Scott. Both of them are graduates of the University of Arizona and both are Fijis. Eric is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force in an elite group known as Para-Rescue. Scott is seeking a graduate degree in a medical related field. Dr. Janice Brundage is a licensed psychologist and has a practice in Tucson.
Marty has been an active graduate member of Phi Gamma Delta having served on the Board of Chapter Advisors in the 1980’s. Brother Humphrey has the following thoughts on the impact of Phi Gamma Delta on his life. “When I pledged as a junior in 1972, I had no idea of the effect on my life in joining such an outstanding fraternity. To this day, my closest friends and business colleagues are Fijis, some of whom are from other fraternity chapters. It is a deep, unbreakable bond. The bond and legacy have grown stronger as a result of my two sons, Eric and Scott, joining Upsilon Alpha. The choices you make have consequences; there could have been no better choice for me than to join Phi Gamma Delta, Upsilon Alpha. I am mighty proud to be a Fiji.