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Professor Martin’s Law Firm Tapped by U.S. DOJ for Business Litigation

By Sandra Krezmien-Funk
Posted on 24 August 2010 | 8:00 am

School of Business Adjunct Faculty

John F. “Skip” Martin, partner and principal attorney for the Martin Law Firm in Charleston, was recently selected as the private counsel for the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the District of South Carolina.  The Martin Law firm will handle commercial and business litigation matters within the District of South Carolina for six federal agencies including the Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, the Veterans Administration and the Small Business Administration.

Martin is a full-time adjunct faculty member in the School of Business and has taught business law to undergraduate students for 20 years.  His newly added service for the DOJ brings new perspective and case studies to business students in the classroom.

“Skip Martin represents the best in how the School and our students benefit from experts in their fields,” says William R. Koprowski, J.D, Ph.D., professor and department chair of Accounting and Legal Studies.  “By bringing his legal experience in corporate legal affairs and intellectual property, our students gain insight into how law and regulation affect decisions of business and government agency leaders.”

Martin graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor of arts in U.S. History and later earned his juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina.  For over 35 years, he has been affiliated with the College of Charleston and has served on numerous committees and boards.  A native of Charleston, his family’s lineage traces back to the 1680’s when relatives first arrived here.  He is a graduate of Porter-Gaud and served on its alumni association board and board of trustees. 

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