John T. Martin, Attorney

criminal defense attorney John MartinMartin Law Firm has specialized in criminal defense and civil litigation since 1964. Originally founded by Frank K. Martin, who was also the Mayor of Columbus 1991-1994, John T. Martin joined the firm in 1995.

Legal Experience

Martin Law Firm – Partner in law firm with major areas of practice in criminal law, personal injury and sports law. Significant experience in defense of civil forfeitures arising out of criminal cases and application of the federal sentencing guidelines. Also serves as the law firm’s managing partner.

GARLAND, SAMUEL & LOEB, P.C. – Summer Associate in Atlanta, Georgia based law firm. May 1994 to August 1994

HATCHER, STUBBS, LAND, HOLLIS & ROTHSCHILD – Summer Associate in Columbus, Georgia based law firm. June 1993 to July 1994

Admission To Practice Law

Licensed to practice in all courts in state of Georgia since June of 1996; Northern, Middle and Southern United States District Courts of Georgia (1996) and 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (2000).

Licensed to practice in all courts in state of Alabama since August of 2006;
Northern, Middle and Southern United States District Courts of Alabma
(October of 2006)

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Sports Licensing

Registered as “Athlete Agent” with State of Georgia since September of 1996. Certified as a “Contract Advisor” by the N.F.L.P.A. since February of 2000.

Legal Education

MERCER UNIVERSITY – WALTER F. GEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW
Macon, Georgia
Student for Spring Semester 1995

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE SCHOOL OF LAW
Jackson, Mississippi
Juris Doctorate Degree, May 1995
GPA: 2.91/4.0; Class Rank: 40/97 (Top 41%)
Honors: Judge Robert G. Gillespie Award Recipient for Outstanding First Year Student in Appellate Advocacy;
Dean’s List – Fall 1992

College Education

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Athens, Georgia
Henry W. Grady College of Mass Communication
A.B.J., Broadcast News, March 1991
Overall GPA: 3.0/4.0; GPA in Major Field: 3.4/4.0

Work Experience

MOORE & ROGERS, Attorneys at Law, Marietta, Georgia
Runner: August 1991 to June 1992

GEORGIA BULLDOG CLUB, Athens, Georgia
Assistant to Executive Secretary, July to December 1990

COLUMBUS COCA-COLA, Columbus, Georgia
Assistant Sales Representative; June to August 1989

GEORGIA POWER COMPANY, Columbus, Georgia
Customer Representative; June to September 1988

Honors and Activities

National Assocaition of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2002)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (2002)
Listed in The National Registry of Who’s Who (2001)

GRIDIRON SECRET SOCIETY

LAMBDA CHI ALPHA FRATERNITY
* Rush Chairman (1989)
* Alumni Coordinator (1988)

Community Involvement

ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
* Life long member
* Administrative Board (2001 to present)
* Finance Committee (2002 to present)

UNITED WAY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Committee Member, Attorneys Division, (2001-2003)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Recent Decisions in the United States Supreme Court and the Georgia Appellate Courts