Gerald A. Martin

Gerald A. Martin: Attorney with Francis Hansen & Martin LLP
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After his arrival in Oregon in 1969, Mr. Martin spent one year as law clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Tongue, Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. At the conclusion of the clerkship, Mr. Martin became an associate with the Portland firm of Dezendorf, Spears and Lubersky (Lane Powell, et al.) After approximately two years with that firm, Mr. Martin moved to Bend , Oregon , preferring to practice in a smaller community.

In Bend , Mr. Martin joined the firm of Gray, Fancher, Holmes and Hurley where he spent nine years concentrating his practice on litigation. In 1980, he joined Win Francis and he and Mr. Francis remained a two-attorney firm until 2003, when they were joined by Martin Hansen . Mr. Martin has continued to handle litigation almost exclusively and primarily in the areas set forth above. During the course of his practice, Mr. Martin has tried cases in nearly every county in the State of Oregon , as well as in the US District Court including appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Martin has served on Bar committees, including a three-year term on the Board of Bar Examiners from 1978 until 1981.
Phi Delta Phi. Member, Oregon Community College Budget Committee, 1983-1991.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Planned Unit Development Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
541-389-5010  Phone
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.A., with honors, 1966
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 1969
Year of First Admission:
1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1970, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; 1969, Oregon
Oregon State Bar (Member: Uniform Civil Jury Instructions, 1982-1983; Board of Bar Examiners, 1978-1981).
Birth Information:
Iowa City, Iowa, March 3, 1943
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Bend, Oregon

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