Martin & Gitner is a full-service firm that, while based in Washington, D.C., provides legal services nationwide. Our firm provides legal services in white collar, criminal and civil litigation, as well as all aspects of business law and alternate dispute resolution. We are committed to offering superior legal services, zealous advocacy and sound, practical advice to resolve your legal issues and avoid damage to your standing in the community.
Billy Martin is a renowned trial lawyer consistently named as one of the top trial lawyers in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States. His litigation practice involves the representation of major corporations and high-profile individuals and focuses on complex civil and white collar litigation before state and federal courts and in administrative hearings.
Mr. Martin has tried more than 150 cases, representing clients in a wide variety of areas including complex business disputes, white collar trials and internal investigations, employment litigation, and class actions. His corporate clients have included Starwood, Macy’s, the Eaton Corporation and American Financial Group. He has also represented many individuals from the worlds of politics, sports and entertainment, including NFL star Michael Vick, NBA players Allen Iverson and Jayson Williams, former United States Senator Larry Craig, the former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and the former Chief Executive Officer of Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mr. Martin has also served as lead outside counsel to the City of Cincinnati, Ohio and the Cincinnati Police Department during an investigation by the United States Department of Justice.
Mr. Martin has been ranked as high as fourth in the Washingtonian’s list of “Top Lawyers” and selected as one of the National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys.”
Mr. Martin served as a state and federal prosecutor from 1976 to 1990. He was Special Attorney in the Organized Crime Strike Force in San Francisco from 1980 to 1984; Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1984 to 1988 and the Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1988 to 1990. He served as President of the Washington Bar Association from 2011 to 2014.