Ken Martin

Attorney

Ken Martin, Esq.

Practice Areas

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Law Office of Ken Martin
    Attorney, Tampa, Florida
    July 2003 to March 2012

HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS

  • Attorney, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
    July 2002 to June 2003
    Ordered to the Pentagon as the USMC representative to the Tiger team working to prosecute the terrorists held in Cuba.
    Responsibilities in the Military Justice Section Headquarters Marine Corps included helping to draft changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual for Courts-Martial.
    Provided advice to Marine prosecutors throughout the world.

CIRCUIT MILITARY JUDGE

  • Okinawa, Japan
    June 2001 July 2002
    Responsible for trying criminal cases throughout Japan.
    Trial judge or assigned and supervised another trial judge for all cases.

CIRCUIT MILITARY JUDGE & TRIAL JUDGE

  • California
    May 1999 July 2002
    Responsible for trying criminal cases throughout California and Arizona, the busiest judicial circuit in the Department of Defense.
    Trial judge or assigned and supervised another trial judge while assigned as the Circuit Judge.

TRIAL JUDGE

  • California and Arizona
    June 1994 June 1998
    Presided over approximately 700 Courts-Martial.

PROSECUTOR AND LAW OFFICE HEAD

  • Okinawa, Japan
    June 1993 May 1994
    Prosecuted criminal cases with a staff of approximately 15.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

  • Assistant Professor, University, Mississippi
    July 1990 May 1993
    Taught classes in the School of Liberal Arts.
    Marine Officer Instructor at the Naval Reserve Officer Training Unit.

MILITARY JUSTICE OFFICER & SENIOR PROSECUTOR

  • California
    July 1989 July 1990
    Prosecuted criminal cases.
    Supervised other prosecutors.

SENIOR DEFENSE COUNSEL

  • California
    July 1988 July 1989
    Defended individuals accused of crimes.
    Supervised other defense attorneys.

PROSECUTOR & LAW OFFICE HEAD

  • Cuba
    June of 1986 July 1988
    Prosecuted criminal cases and supervised a small legal office with a staff of six.
    Prosecuted the cases that the movie "A Few Good Men" was later based on. Actor Kevin Bacon played Ken Martin in the movie.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY

  • California
    May 1984 1986
    Defended individuals accused of crimes.

PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Fall of 1981
    Defended individuals accused of crimes during an internship program while in law school.

STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

  • Tallahassee, Florida
    Fall of 1979
    Worked as an investigator during an internship program while an undergraduate student.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Military Justice
  • Criminal Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 1982

EDUCATION

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    J.D., 1982
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Master of Law from TJAGS, 1998
  • Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    B.A., 1979

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Florida Bar Leadership Award 2007

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Former Chair Florida Bar Military Affairs Committee
  • Military Officer's Association of American Vice President Tampa Chapter