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John T. Martin, Esq.

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Phone: 617.720.8447

KJC Law Firm, LLC
10 Tremont St, 6th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

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.


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2009

Cum Laude

Trial and Advocacy Honors

  • New England Champion, American Association of Justice, National Trial Competition, 2009
  • New England Champion, American Association of Justice, National Trial Competition, 2008
  • Finalist, Harold B. Goodwin Mock Trial Competition, 2008

Academic Honors

  • Research Assistant – “Every Day Law for Consumers” Professor Michael Rustad, 2008

B.A., Nichols College

Summa Cum Laude

Academic Honors

  • Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts, 2009
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2011
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2013
Pro Hac Vice, Rhode Island (multiple cases), 2010 and thereafter
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
Member Since: 2009

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Member Since: 2012

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2009

Volunteer Lawyers Project
Member Since: 2009

Worcester Bar Association
Member Since: 2010

Seven Hills Foundation-Human Rights Committee, 2007-2011

The Seven Hills Foundation provides educational, residential, and vocational opportunities to individuals with disabilities in and around Worcester County.

Grafton Housing Associates
Member Since: 2010

Vice President. GHA is an organization providing affordable, accessible housing to elderly and disabled individuals.

Teaching Experience

John is an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches trial practice, evidence, and civil/criminal procedure as Principal Coach for the school’s National Trial Team. The National Trial Team is the most successful law school mock trial team in New England and is widely regarded as one of the top trial advocacy training programs in the country. John believes that “the best way to learn something is to teach it” and that “if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” As a result, teaching trial practice to young students is not only rewarding in and of itself but it helps him to improve his own practice and provide better representation for his clients.