Mary K. Martin – Partner
“Drunk driving attorney extraordinaire” —Scott Sloan, 700WLW, October 29, 2014.
Areas of Practice
- United States Supreme Court
- University of Cincinnati College of Law
- DePauw University
Martin is a former prosecutor with unmatched experience in drunk driving cases. Martin has represented clients in matters including criminal defense, domestic relations, and appeals. Martin earned her undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law. From 2001 to 2009, Martin worked as first an intern and then an Assistant Prosecutor for the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office. She prosecuted a range of cases from traffic to murder. In 2009, Martin became Ohio’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor. Working under the Ohio Department of Public Safety, she acted as a conduit between police officers, prosecutors and the judicial branch. She conducted trainings to various personnel, including: judges, prosecutors, other attorneys, law enforcement, community groups etc. on a multitude of topics. In addition, she assisted in the development of the Ohio’s Drug Recognition and Classification Program. Martin also helped create an OVI handbook for the State of Ohio for the benefit of prosecutors, judges and law enforcement.
In 2011, Martin became the Director of Ohio’s Alcohol and Drug Testing Program under the Ohio Department of Health. As Director, she managed, planned, directed, evaluated, and administered all activities of Ohio’s Breath Testing Program and oversaw Ohio’s laboratory blood and urine testing techniques and certification. She worked extensively on the roll-out of the Intoxilyzer 8000. She prepared and presented seminars educating judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers in the field of alcohol testing. She also testified on behalf of the Director of Health regarding compliance of Ohio Administrative and Revised Code throughout the state in approximately 40 counties and multiple jurisdictions. Martin now represents individuals in courts throughout Ohio. She has been trained by OPOTA on SFSTs, has been trained by CMI on the Intoxilyzer 8000 and is one of the only attorney’s in the nation who has attended the Robert F. Borkenstein Alcohol Course, at the Center for Studies of Law in Action at Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana.