July 2003 to present — Criminal Defense,
Law Office of Ken Martin
July 2002 to June 2003 — Attorney,
Headquarters US Marine Corps, Pentagon
to the Pentagon as the USMC representative to the Tiger
team working to prosecute the terrorists
Cuba. Ultimately, those prosecutions were delayed
so I worked in the
Military Justice Section of Headquarters Marine Corps.
Some of my responsibilities included helping to draft
the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual
for Courts-Martial. I also provided advice to Marine
prosecutors throughout the
June 2001 to July 2002 — Circuit Military
Judge, Okinawa, Japan
- Responsible for trying criminal cases
throughout Japan. I was the trial judge or assigned
and supervised another
trial judge for all cases.
May 1999 to July
02 — Circuit Military Judge and
Trial Judge in California
- Responsible for trying
criminal cases throughout California and Arizona, the
circuit in the Department
of Defense. I was the trial judge or assigned
and supervised another trial judge while
assigned as the
Aug 1998 to May 1999 — Master of Law in
Military Justice at University of Virginia
my Masters of Law and an Army Leadership Award, University
June 1994 to June 1998 — Trial Judge, California
- Presided over approximately 700 courts-martials
during this period.
June 1993 to May 1994 — Prosecutor and Law Office Head
in Okinawa Japan
- Prosecuted criminal cases and
was responsible for running a legal office with a staff
July 1990 to May 1993 — Assistant Professor, University
- Taught classes in the School of Liberal
Arts and was the Marine Officer Instructor at the Naval
July 1989 to July 1990 — Military Justice
Officer and Senior Prosecutor, California
criminal cases and supervised other prosecutors.
July 1988 to July 1989 — Senior Defense Counsel, California
- Defended individuals accused of crimes and supervised
other defense attorneys.
June of 1986 to July 1988 — Prosecutor
and Law Office Head in Cuba
- Prosecuted criminal
cases and supervised a small legal office with a
staff of six. An interesting
is during this
time I prosecuted the cases that the movie “A
Few Good Men” would later be based on. Actor
Kevin Bacon would play me in the movie.
May 1984 to June 1986 — Defense Attorney,
- Defended individuals accused of
Fall of 1981 — Public Defender’s
Office, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
individuals accused of crimes during an internship program
while in law school.
Fall of 1979 — State Attorney’s Office,
- Worked as an investigator during an internship
program while an undergraduate student.