Sarah V. Martin

Education

MERCER UNIVERSITY, WALTER F. GEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2011

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., Political Science, 2008

NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGE (NCDC)
Trial Advocacy, 2015

Bar Admissions

• Georgia

Biography

Sarah Martin is a native of Atlanta and has over a decade of experience in criminal defense. Sarah has successfully represented clients in various superior, state, municipal, and juvenile courts within the state of Georgia, as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals. She is also licensed to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court. Sarah’s record of acquittals and dismissals are a result of her pretrial advocacy skills and her zealous and creative advocacy methods during trial. Her record of success includes cases involving drug offenses, aggravated assault, murder, rape, and armed robbery.

Sarah gained much of her extensive trial experience during the eight years she served as a Senior Trial Attorney for the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office. During her tenure there, she represented clients charged with a variety of criminal charges, including shoplifting, drug offenses, obstruction, livestock theft, theft, fraud, burglary, armed robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, rape, murder, child molestation, hijacking, false imprisonment, failure to register, and professional license fraud.

Sarah takes pride in her unconventional approach to problem solving and has a reputation among her peers for her commitment to her clients. She consistently takes the challenges that her clients face head-on as she diligently advocates on their behalf. Sarah considers it an honor to be invited into the lives of her clients during difficult times, and she takes her role as an advocate and a counselor very seriously.

Sarah obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kennesaw State University in 2008. She attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where she served as a member of the Mercer Advocacy Council Executive Board, captain of Mock Trial, and obtained a certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. Sarah graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law in 2011, where she was admitted into the Order of Barristers for her advocacy skills.  She is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC).