William R. (

William R. ("Billy") Martin


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Practice Areas

  • Affirmative Action
  • Assault
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Discrimination
  • Entertainment Law
  • Felonies
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Identity Theft
  • Income Tax
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Misdemeanors
  • Police Misconduct
  • RICO
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crime
  • Corporate Planning
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sports Contracts
  • Professional Sports Law
  • Amateur Sports Law
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Criminal Taxation
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
Contact InfoTelephone: 202-769-5896
Fax: 202.331.5086
University Howard University, B.A., 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, Ohio; 1999, District of Columbia; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Columbia; United States District Court for the District of Maryland; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Memberships President, Washington Bar Association
National Bar Association
American Arbitration Association
American Bar Association

Consistently named one of the top trial lawyers in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States, Billy Martin has tried more than 150 cases, many involving large corporations and leading figures in politics, sports and entertainment that have been covered by the national media. While Billy Martin has made a name nationally through his representation in numerous high profile cases, he has a diverse practice that also focuses on complex civil and white collar litigation before state and federal courts and in administrative hearings. Billy Martin also has substantial experience with internal investigations, serving extensively as an Integrity and Ethics Monitor on behalf of government agencies and courts in a variety of industries. In addition, he is a member of the American Arbitration Association and has experience both representing parties in arbitration, as well as serving as an arbitrator in private disputes. Most recently, he served as outside counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics in connection with its investigation of a Member of Congress.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Martin served as a state and federal prosecutor from 1976 until 1980. In 1980 he was appointed to serve as a Special Attorney in the Organized Crime Strike Force in San Francisco, a position he held for four years. He then moved from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., where he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for four years before being promoted to the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, a position he held until he left the office to begin private practice.

Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyers”
National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys”
Super Lawyers
Recognized by Ebony Magazine as a Top Lawyer
Featured in Black Enterprise as a Top Lawyer
Legal Times
Washington Business Journal
Distinguished Alumni - Howard University


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William R. ("Billy") Martin

2121 K Street, N.W., Suite 850
WashingtonDC 20037




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