Mr. Martin joined Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green in 2018. His broad legal experience is concentrated in the areas of public entity defense, business and commercial litigation, personal injury, real property disputes, landlord-tenant issues, and selective white-collar criminal litigation.
Mr. Martin has been litigating a wide range of cases for his entire career. He has gained experience practicing in family, civil and criminal courts, and has tried cases both in San Luis Obispo and in numerous other counties in California. His current practice is focused on public and private civil litigation.
Mr. Martin has tried nearly 30 jury trials to verdict and over 50 court trials. Those cases include the successful defense of business owners, medical professionals, and public entities, and the prosecution of homicides, sex offenders and other violent criminals.
Prior Work History
In law school, Mr. Martin was a member of the University of Idaho Trial Team, competing in mock trial competitions throughout the western United States. He also served as the Associated Students Attorney General, advising the University of Idaho Student Government, and defending undergraduate and graduate students in Education Code violation hearings.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Martin served as a Judicial Clerk in the District Court of the Honorable John R. Stegner, now an Idaho Supreme Court Justice. After moving to San Luis Obispo in 2008, Mr. Martin became an associate attorney at the civil litigation firm of Hall, Hieatt & Connely where he concentrated on professional liability defense, personal injury, and public entity defense. Seeking additional trial experience, Mr. Martin next served as a Deputy District Attorney for San Luis Obispo County from 2013 through 2018 before joining Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green in 2018.
Professional Associations, Admissions, Standing
Mr. Martin is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California and United States District Courts, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California. He is the past chair of the Young Lawyers Association for the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and has been a longstanding board member of the San Luis Obispo Symphony and Five Cities Youth Baseball league. Mr. Martin is a 2012 graduate of Leadership SLO and, in 2015, he was honored as a “Top 20 Under 40” by the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
- Bachelor of Science in Education, Northern Arizona University
- Non-degree seeking coursework in Rural Sustainable Development, University of South Africa
- Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho, College of Law
Mr. Martin lives in Arroyo Grande with his wife and three sons. He is an active community member and volunteers as a youth athletics coach and as a parent advocate for the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony.