Posted by Erin
All I want to say is without knowing John "Mike" Martin I would have not had the wherewithal to defend my case since I didn't know any other lawyers than him through a mutual friend. He was very honest, to the point, direct, and told me what my options could potentially be. With that said, he had my DWI case please down to reckless driving at a much generous rate than what other lawyers I would call in the phone books and ask for $5,000.00 or something. He is an excellent attorney and family man. Very smart and knowledgeable about the law. I definitely would advise him to anyone else having any various issues or legal troubles.
Posted by Steve
Mr. Martin is completely awesome! He doesn't try to act like some big shot attorney or arrogant in any way. He helped save me from getting 15 years in prison for possessing stolen property (which I didn't know was stolen) and he told me he would take the case for me due to his own past experiences of seeing other victims lives being ruined by the justice system and how he had personally lost well in excess over $500,000 of his own personal money due to legal fees based on personal issues/ false accusations and such and understood how public defenders have so many cases to handle that they won't be able to research the facts and discovery and be capable of putting up a strong defense when my public defender just wanted me to plead guilty.
He then wrote up some legal brief and presented it to the judge and had my case dismissed by the prosecutor's office, district attorney, and the judge showing that I had no knowledge that this property was stolen. I didn't even have to go to court! He is the most sympathetic and honest attorney I have ever worked with. Unfortunately most attorneys are all about greed and getting money by using intimidation, etc. You rarely find any lawyers today that are as compassionate as Mr. Martin…
Most attorneys are entirely based on greed and getting as much money as they can from you and attempt to intimidate you into paying their BS legal fees they supposedly "rack up" and then threaten to sue you if you don't pay them some outrageous fees after they didn't even do any work on the case. With Attorney Martin, money is not what he focuses on.
He cares about making certain people are not wrongfully convicted and have a big F (felony) on their back which basically ruins any client’s future hope of getting a job or succeeding in life after they are out of prison due to their criminal past. Mr. Martin is one of the most honorable individual I have ever met in my entire life. He’s the best. Unfortunately he is now retired, but if you would have had a chance to use him as your attorney I guarantee you would not have been disappointed. You are a true legend and genius!
Posted by Emily
All I have to say about Attorney J. Michael Martin (better known as Mike) is that is he is absolutely the most respectful, generous, and ethical lawyers in the legal business. His integrity and his ethics are unmatched, which is difficult to say about most practicing lawyers in the business today. He currently is not residing in Arkansas where he was formerly a Deputy Prosecutor in Little Rock's Pulaski County, then declined the opportunity as an Assistant D.A in Pulaski County.
After this he moved from Little Rock, Arkansas to Omaha, Nebraska to work for The Union Pacific Railroad due to the incentive of a higher salary and worked as their in house counsel, and still has a residence there in Omaha. That is what I know of him after recently speaking with him and have known him dating back to our college years.
I knew he would be perfect since he also holds an accounting degree with honors (either Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude, I don’t recall to be certain.) from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. This is the same university where he graduated in the same class with Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Well enough about Mike’s outstanding credentials, I needed his help.
Mike informed me (he was not very healthy and under severe stress due to a private manner I will not disclose publicly.) but as a courtesy to me, and our friendship, he would make an effort and requested that I mail him as many documents, whether I thought they were relevant or not. I did, including phone records to him via FedEx. I sent all of the paper work to him where he informed me that he had caught a flaw in the collection process and would write up a debt collection removal letter to send to the debt collector to stop harassing me and threatening me due to a very expensive $5,900 hospital bill my son had that went into collections.
Mike then told me to buy a phone recorder and record every threatening word this debt collector said to me. Then after this, he would also assist me in filing an Arkansas Protection Order properly, and submit it with the recorded phone messages, as well as the number of times on my phone record it will show this debt collector called me, which is illegal and harassment.
He also wrote extremely fine and professional letters and mailed them to the hospital, the 3 major credit bureaus where he was able to have the collection removed due to a technicality after doing some serious investigating and checking that the debt had not been transferred to the collection agency properly and legally notarized, witnessed, and the dates, and signatures did not match up correctly!
This took a tremendous weight off of my shoulders, and improved my credit score 93 points! As well as allowed me to not stress about gathering the money I owed the hospital.
Now, not only because Mike is a close friend of mine, and was during college, he is the most decent, respectful, and helpful individual I have ever met in my entire life (of anyone at all, not just lawyers.)
I offered Mike an undisclosed amount of money for his work that he stated took him about 9 hours to complete, and he would not accept my money, despite the fact he had worked his tail off utilizing his accounting and lawyer skills.
He just told me to promise him if anything ever happened to him that I could help with, he would let me know, and went on to say “this is what loyalty and friendship is all about, not trying to make an extra buck from someones mishaps and misfortunes.”
Mike, also known on here as J. Michael Martin but goes by his middle name Mike, will go out of his way just to help others. I hope the best for his health and hope he gets to feeling better.
Mike if you ever read this, I am glad I have your cell phone number and that we were able to talk for so long on the phone and catch up on things and our current lifestyles, and I am so sorry to hear about your recent loss. God bless you.
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