John R. Martin, of counsel, practices in the firm’s Estate Planning Group, focusing on advising individuals and families on the generational wealth transfer process, retirement planning, as well as probate and trust matters. Mr. Martin brings to the firm over thirty years of experience with a regional bank’s trust department where he concentrated in estate planning and wealth preservation.
A native of Alabama, he received an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where he was selected for membership in Phi Alpha Delta. Mr. Martin is admitted to the Alabama State Bar and is active in the Birmingham Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Birmingham. He has served on the faculty for Alabama Continuing Legal Education and the Southern Trust School, is a frequent CLE seminar speaker and holds the A.E.P. designation.
Mr. Martin has served on various non-profit boards in the Birmingham area and an Elder of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Gay, have two children, Eliza and Russell. He enjoys traveling, sailing, skiing, and kayaking.
Admitted to Bar: 1970, Alabama
Education: University of Alabama (B.S., 1965); Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (J.D., 1970)
Areas of Practice: Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation
Direct Line: 205-250-8465