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Martin William King

Martin William King

also known as Marty King

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Marty King has been a local sports figure in Santa Clara County since his graduation from Bellarmine Prep in 1974, where he earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Santa Clara.  Following the 1974 football season where he played as a running back, scoring a touchdown against UNLV, he transferred to West Valley College where he gained All-State and Honorable Mention All-American honors.


He was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he was a two-year starter for the eventual Rose Bowl and National Champions in 1978, earning First Team All-Pac 10 honors and Honorable Mention All-West Coast.  Marty entered the National Football League and spent time with the San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Returning to the Bay Area, he began his law enforcement career which spanned nearly seventeen years where he worked undercover narcotics, gang enforcement, traffic, training and special enforcement operations, while earning his undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco.  During his many cases, he was qualified and testified as an expert witness in narcotics and gang identification and operation.  Marty then entered law school and graduated with honors, being named Outstanding Graduate of his class.


Focusing on criminal law, he assists clients in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties.  Marty is a mentor attorney for the Santa Clara County Bar Association, aiding new attorneys in the practice of criminal law and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School, where he teaches the Laws of Evidence.  Additionally, he is a guest lecturer at the College of Notre Dame and has presented for the California Association of Toxicologists, Independent Defense Counsel Office and numerous other professional organizations.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Martin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Holden W Green

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Holden Green Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1625 The Alameda Ste 705
San Jose, CA, 95126




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Professor of the YearLincoln Law Sch of San Jose2013
Outstanding AlumnusLincoln Law School of San Jose1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorLincoln Law School2001 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Martin W. King2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2004 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. TrujilloNot Guilty via Jury Trial

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Publication NameTitleDate
WSIN DigestCocaine Concealment1983


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lincoln Law Sch of San JoseLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Univ of San FranciscoHuman RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Your First DMV HearingHandling a DMV Hearing2011
Skyline CollegeAnalyzing Police Report Writing-Defense Perspective2010
Office of the Independent Defense CounselDeciphering Crime Lab Records2010
College of Notre DameEvaluating Forensic Evidence2010
College of Notre DameForensic Science-A Defense Perspective2008
California Assoc. of Forensic ToxicologistsThe Drug Recognition Expert Protocol2006
Basic Police AcademySearch & Seizure; Criminal Procedure2004