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Jonathan A. Martin was born in Iowa, but has called Lee County his home since early childhood. He played basketball for the Green Wave at Fort Myers High and developed an appreciation for the small town feel that Fort Myers has to offer. Jonathan knew he had to broaden his horizon to get the education he needed to help serve his community. Jonathan attended Stetson University from 2000-2004, where he majored in Political Science, Religious Studies, and minored in Business Administration. While enrolled, Jonathan was President of theStudent Government Association, attending meetings and presenting the SGA annual report to the Board of Trustees. In 2004 Jonathan received a generous full tuition scholarship to attend Liberty University School of Law. Once again Jonathan found himself in leadership positions as the founding Chair of the Honor Council and founding president of the Federalist Society. He also served as a law clerk for the City Attorney’s Office in Fort Myers, which allowed him to be exposed to various areas of the law, including personal injury cases from the defense perspective.
Upon returning to Southwest Florida in 2007, immediately after law school, he accepted appointment as an Assistant State Attorney. After trying eight cases in a little over a month, Jonathan was one of very few prosecutors in the State to be sent to the rigorous Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training at the University of Florida. After a few additional months prosecuting misdemeanor and juvenile cases, Jonathan began prosecuting felony cases. He was soon promoted to the position of the only prosecutor in Glades County where he handled a heavy caseload that included every criminal prosecution in the county – from misdemeanor to murder.
His first experience working with a personal injury attorney came during his first few months in the Glades County position, wherein he filed charges against a tractor-trailer driver who was under the influence of alcohol and ran a stop sign with a full load of. Unfortunately, a van with a driver and five passengers were in the wrong place at the wrong time and all six occupants died when the truck collided with them. After taking that case to trial, the defendant was found guilty of six counts of DUI manslaughter and sentenced to 60 years in prison. While working with the attorneys for the victims’ families, Jonathan learned the importance of having a civil attorney who understands the intricacies of the civil and criminal justice systems.
While prosecuting numerous career criminals, murderers, and working extensive investigations with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, Jonathan learned various techniques and skills that allowed him to uncover the smallest details of a case that many times became the most important piece of evidence. He attended an intensive DUI/ vehicular manslaughter seminar sponsored by the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program. Among other subjects, it provided thorough instruction on how the traffic experts collect evidence and used complicated,but mathematically sound formulas to determine who is at fault. He also served on an Identity Fraud Task Force with the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Justice along with other law enforcement agencies in the Fort Myers and Tampaarea.
The focus of Jonathan’s career is to give back to his community, helping those who have been harmed by others, having participated in 89 trials. However, it has always been important for him to find the time to be extremely active in his community. He is an active member of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee. He has served as the President of the Hendry-Glades Bar Association, on the Board of Directors for a local school, with his church’s various ministries, including traveling to Guatemala to help rebuild homes after a volcano eruption.
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I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is well respected in the legal community and is a rising star in the personal injury arena. After a successful career as a prosecutor, Jonathan is using the trial skills he developed there to give his clients their best chance in court.
Guichard St. Surin Family Attorney
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I have been privileged to have observed Mr. Martin and observe the quality of his work, client approval ratings, and contributions to those of us who have a passion for personal injury law. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients.
Richard Llerena Car Accidents Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||09/08/2015|
|Attorney||Parvey & Frankel||2015 - Present|
|Legal Instructor||Southwest Florida Public Service Academy||2014 - 2015|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit||2007 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||City Attorney's Office, City of Fort Myers Florida||2004 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Lee County Republican Executive Committee||Chairman||2014 - Present|
|Lee County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court's Committee on Professionalism||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Hendry/Galdes Bar Association||President||2011 - 2012|
|Hendry/Glades Bar Association||Secretary/Treasurer||2010 - 2011|
|Hendry-Glades Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Federalist Society||Member||2006 - Present|
|U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida||Admitted||N/A|
|U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted||N/A|
|State v. Ewing Saunders||Guilty on all counts and sentenced to 60 years in prison.|
|State v. Tavares Brown||Guilty of Attempted Murder and Burglary with a Battery. Life sentence was later reduced to 29.5 years in Prison.|
|State v. John Cox||He was found guilty of armed robbery and sentenced to 17 years in prison|
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|Liberty University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Stetson University||Religious Studies/Bus. Admin.||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Stetson University||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Rotary Club||How Appellate Court Decisions Affect Trials||2015|
|Life in the Balance||Abortion Law and Legislative Update||2014|
|Business People United PAC||Lee County Republican Party||2014|
|Second Amendment Summit||Second Amendment and Firearm Laws in Florida||2013|
|Business People United PAC||Criminal Prosecution in Florida||2013|
|Business People United PAC||Republican Primary||2012|