John T. Martin is proud to be a trial attorney who fights against powerful corporate and government interests on behalf of ordinary people. John represents clients who have been accused of criminal conduct, some of whom are innocent and others who have just made a bad decision. John also represents clients in civil cases, including those who have suffered personal injuries in a car crash, at the hands of a drunk driver, a doctor, a nurse, tripped and fell in a grocery store, or were mistreated at work because of their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
John has won cases in front of juries and judges all across the Commonwealth. In his first civil jury trial, John achieved the highest award allowed by law for punitive damages. John has also helped to mediate and resolve many cases, working hard to help his clients get the best possible outcome, whether that is money damages, entry into a treatment program instead of jail for clients suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or a suspended or lesser jail sentence.
John argued successfully for the dismissal of claims against the first individual whose drug test was found to have been falsified by Annie Dookhan in the Massachusetts Drug lab scandal and received national notoriety thereafter when he successfully convinced courts across the Commonwealth to release prisoners who had been convicted based on similar false drug tests. John was featured on multiple local and national news programs.
John graduated from Suffolk University Law School with honors and was the New England Champion of the National Trial Competition, the nation’s most prestigious mock trial competition, for two consecutive years. Prior to law school John graduated from Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury Massachusetts and from Nichols College where he obtained highest honors and was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta honor society.
KJC Law Firm, LLC
10 Tremont Street
Boston, MA, 02108
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 03/07/2017
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Adjunct Professor||Suffolk University Law School||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||KJC Law Firm, LLC||2016 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|Worcester County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project||Member||2009 - Present|
|Suffolk University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Nichols College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
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