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John G. Martin

John G. Martin

Practice areas:

Consumer Protection, Criminal Defense, Litigation

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About Me

I have been a trial lawyer for over 27 years, and during that period I have had success at every level of the Federal and State Criminal Justice Systems.  As a prosecutor in the office of Robert Morgenthau, the Manahttan DA's Office, I tried Murder cases, including one against William Kuntsler and Ronald Kuby that was broadcast on Court TV, and I became a supervisor before leaving to join the Department of Justice.  As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York I focused on complex white collar and securities fraud cases.  I successfully prosecuted two C.E.O.s of publicly traded companies, as well as a defendant who ran the largest stolen car "chop shop" in the eastern United States.  I investigated and indicted David H. Brooks, whose company manufactured body armor for the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, for securities fraud and obstruction of justice.

I handled appeals in the Appellate Division, the New York Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

At Garfunkel Wild I have defended individuals accused of fraud, sex offenses, and DWI in the federal and state courts.  None of my clients have been sentenced to prison, and I have obtained numerous dismissals and/or acquittals of criminal charges.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Consumer Protection: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

111 Great Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY, 11021-5402



NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Moot Court Oral AdvocacyKramer Dilloff Tessel Duffy and Moore1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGarfunkel Wild, P.C.2008 - Present
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice2003 - 2008
Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Bureau ChiefNew York County District Attorney1984 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
American Bar Association Criminal Justice SectionN/A2008 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation SectionN/A2008 - Present
American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse Practice GroupN/A2008 - Present
Eastern District U.S. Attorney's AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Hogan-Morgenthau AssociationN/A1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Prosecutor: United States v. David H. Brooks, et al.Mr. Brooks and Ms. Hatfield have been convicted and are awaiting sentence
Prosecutor: United States v. Irwin SelingerMr. Selinger was convicted of Securities Fraud.
Prosecutor: People v. Kevin McKieverMcKiever was convicted of Murder.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of ArizonaGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLE - The New NY Ethics CodeEthics2010
Win Your First Civil TrialTrial PracticeN/A