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Christopher James Martin

Estate planning Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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The C. J. Martin Law Group
1 Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Posted by Denise | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful representation
Mr. Martin is a consummate professional. From the acquisition of my case through it's completion, he was thorough, competent and kind. His chief concerns were mine and I always felt that I received superb service from him and his staff.
Posted by Gabriel | June 18, 2015
A Top Rate Lawyer
Attorney Martin is a top rate lawyer and competent in trust and estate work. I would have no hesitation on recommending him. Gracious, serious and informed. He gets results.
Posted by Milena | June 14, 2015
Chris Martin prepared my will, advanced medical directive and power of attorney. He guided me through the process and answered promptly all my questions. He was flexible with meeting times and I was very satisfied with the end result.
Posted by Dean | May 26, 2015
Power of Attorney
I used the services of Christopher Martin to create a power of attorney for my mother. Chris was very helpful and explained everything to me. He handled everything and the document was created, signed and notarized without a hitch. It has helped immensely to handle my mother's affairs.
Posted by Elizabeth | February 18, 2015
He did an excellent job and was willing to make correction and see my point of view.
He helped me realize what I was not seeing by bringing up his point of view to help make the decision easier to make. Very helpful in explaining the concepts and answering my question in a very explanatory way. It is very comforting to me that I have a detailed will that Chris helped me put together.It brings me peace of mind
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2015
Adept, Strategic, and Proactive
What impressed me first was Mr. Martin's depth of understanding of both our situation and the legal boundaries--and strategies--we should be aware of. His depth of understanding became an asset to me when he asked me questions I had never before considered (and I considered myself somewhat adept of the law in one particular area) which turned out to influence our decision, and the outcome for the good! I am grateful for his expertise! Lastly, the professional follow up, concise minutes, and proactive updates were really helpful (and refreshing) during a busy time in my circumstances. I would highly recommend Mr. Martin!
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Posted by Virginia | February 13, 2015
Dependable Attorney
Attorney Martin reviewed with me in depth, extremely well written opinion on issue I had sought his legal advice on. Mr. Martin was thorough, punctional, and completed the opinion within time frame we had agreed. I have recommended Mr. Martin to friends and have been thanked after their interaction with Mr. Martin.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • the C. J. Martin Law Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Altman & Assocaites
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Christopher J. Martin, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Gabriel J. Christian and Associates
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court For Prince George's County, Maryland
  • 2012 - 2013
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  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rockville Chamber of Commerece
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Bar for the Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award
  • The Olender Foundation
  • 2012


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Planning for Long-Term Care and End-of-Life Decisions
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Testamentary Documents - Drafting Do's and Don'ts
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Emerging State/Federal Trends and Updates
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • How to Apply the New Uniform Trust Act Recently Adopted in Maryland
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Setting up a Law Office for New Lawyers
  • Keys for Survival for a Solo Transactional Practice
  • 2018
  • NAIFA Success Summit
  • The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • 2018
  • Community Forum
  • Seven Questions to Consider When Creating Your Estate Plan
  • 2018
  • CLE Presentation
  • Controlling Property From Beyond the Grave
  • 2018
  • Breavement & Cancer Ministry Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide
  • Planning for Long Term Care and End of Life decisions/Testamentary Documents
  • 2017
  • Advanced Trust and Estates: A "How-to Guide"
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • 2017
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • 2016
  • Seven Questions to Consider When Creating Your Estate Plan
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Emergency Preparedness Fair 2015
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Our Sacred Journey: Advancing Cultural Competence and Patient Centered Approaches in End-of-Life Care
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Emergency Preparedness Fair 2014
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christopher Martin is an excellent estate planning attorney. He understand the nuts and bolts of the law and the fine nuances of handling estate litigation. I have gotten valuable opinions from him on estate litigation matters and feel clients can rely on his counsel."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Martin is very professional and knowledgeable and just an excellent attorney all around. I highly recommend and am happy to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Christopher is extremely professional and knows his practice area like the expert he is. When I come across clients who are in need of Estate Planning, I can rest easy knowing that if I send them to Christopher, he will take care of them and also make me look good. lol. Christopher is a value to the community and I know he will only get better with time."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Martin is a top notch lawyer in business and estate planning. He is always prepared, honest, and ethical. You're in good hands with the Law Offices of Christopher J. Martin."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Martin and I worked on litigation together and he impressed me with his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to negotiate an excellent settlement when faced with very aggressive opposing counsel. I turn to Mr. Martin whenever I have a challenging estate matter and trust his experience and insight."