Christopher J. Martin, Esq.
U.S. District Court of Maryland 2020
Maryland State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award, 2012
Avvo.com’s Client’s Choice Award, 2015
The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40, 2016
Maryland Super Lawyers. 2022
Howard University School of Law 2012, J.D.
Saint Louis University 2009, B.A. Honors: Magna Cum Laude
"Everyone leaves a legacy.
My job is to help my clients
leave their legacy on their
Christopher J. Martin is a seasoned attorney, experienced in helping individuals, families and small business owners with their legacy planning needs. Chris works closely with his clients to create and implement plans to benefit their families and communities through various methods including both lifetime gifting and postmortem wealth transfers. Chris tailors his planning based on his client’s personal goals to help them preserve pass their values and wealth to future generations. In addition to his work with individual clients, Chris regularly speaks to both public and private organizations and has contributed to numerous publications including articles for the National Business Institute and The Business Monthly.
Formerly, Chris worked for a boutique estate planning firm in Montgomery County Maryland, overseeing a variety of estate planning and probate matters and managed a solo estate planning practice. Chris also had the pleasure of serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Chief Administrative Judge for the 7th Circuit of Maryland.
Chris earned his law degree from Howard University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University, from which he graduated magna cum laude and was on the Dean’s List.