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Tyson Jared Martin

About me

Tyson has called Springfield and Southwest Missouri home for most of his life.  While in undergraduate school, Tyson served in many leadership roles on the campus of Drury College, participating in Student Senate and chairing the School Security commitee.  It was while in school that Tyson got his first taste of criminal law as an intern at the Greene County Prosecutor's Office.  Upon graduation, Tyson continued his studies at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, and continued to work for the Prosecutor's Office in Greene County as well as Boone County, Missouri.  Upon graduating form law school, Tyson came back to Springfield and worked at the Greene County Proecuting Attorney's office as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Crimes against Persons unit handling assualts, domestics and weapons cases.  He was then promoted to senior assistant in the Major crimes unit handling homicides, robberies and major drug offenses.  During this time he was also cross designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney handling weapon and drug cases.  In 2006 he was promoted to the 1st Assistant Prosecutor surpervising attonreys in the unit and trying multiple homicide and serious felony cases.  Tyson went into private practice in 2008 and has continued to pull on his extensive trial and courtroom experience, now representing individuals charged with all types of criminal casaes.  He has handled and tried over 15 homicide cases, and countless other felonies, and misdemeanors from both sides.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Howard Clifford Hoyt

    Mr. Martin is an outstanding attorney that really knows his stuff. Give him a call if you are in need of criminal representation in the Springfield area.


    Howard Hoyt DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Shawn Patrick Battagler

    Tyson is unquestionably honest and experienced. As a bonus, he's a genuinely good guy.


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Contact info

Cole and Martin LLC

1441 E. Primrose
Springfield, MO, 65804


MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Top 40 Under 40Missouri Lawyers Weekly2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCole and Martin LLC2015 - Present
PartnerCatt, C ole and Martin LLC2008 - 2014
Special Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office Springfield, MO2003 - 2005
Prosecuting AttorneyGreene County Prosecutor's Office1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tiger Club of SpringfieldFounding Member2010 - Present
Springfield Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Missouri BarMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Drury UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Springfield Metropolitan Bar AssociationCrminal Case Law update2015
Springfield Metropolitan Bar AssociationCriminal Case Law Update2012