Major Christopher E. Martin

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Major Christopher E. Martin has served as a military lawyer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps for over 12 years. A graduate of UCLA School of Law and the Army’s LL.M program, Major Martin hails from California but claims Texas as his adopted home. He is a proud member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Major Martin is a veteran of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and has served in dozens of other overseas missions as an instructor, trainer, and legal advisor. From 2009 to 2011, Major Martin served as Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Hood, supervising one of the busiest criminal defense jurisdictions in the Army. He has represented soldiers struggling with PTSD and related maladies in both courts-martial and Army administrative hearings. Major Martin currently serves as a capital defense counsel in the case of United States v. Nidal Malik Hasan. The views expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Stories from Major Christopher E. Martin

War Stories:  Mitigation for Clients Who Are Veterans
Saturday, March 24th, 2012

A client’s past or present military service can tell a powerful mitigating story that may increase your leverage for a non-trial disposition, or lead to a better result at trial. In 2009, the U.S.