Kathleen "Kathy" Martin is an attorney licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. She is a 1992 graduate of Temple University School of Law and a 1989 graduate of Villanova University. Throughout her 28 year career, Kathy has practiced criminal law in the courts of Pennsylvania where she developed a reputation as a fierce litigator who is respected by judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys alike. Ms. Martin’s attention to detail and ability to quickly synthesize information made her one of Pennsylvania's finest criminal litigators.
Kathy has represented thousands of clients charged with serious crimes. She has tried countless jury trials and won acquittals in cases alleging murder, rape, robbery, arson, drug trafficking and an array of other charges. While practicing for many years in the bare knuckles courtrooms of Philadelphia, Kathy became known as "The Pitbull in a Skirt."
After relocating to Northeast Pennsylvania, Kathy served as an Assistant District Attorney in Pike County and as Senior Deputy District Attorney in Wayne County. Kathy prosecuted crimes ranging from DUI and drug charges to violent crimes including aggravated assault and murder. Combining her vast experience in the courtroom with her knowledge of the criminal courts in Northeast Pennsylvania, Kathy is uniquely qualified to fight for your freedom.
Rigorous preparation: Success in the courtroom and all other parts of the representation is directly related to the quality and thoroughness of the attorney's preparation. Effective advocacy requires inspired, creative and resourceful preparation.
Information is power: It is critical for the trial lawyer to have a complete understanding of all facts relevant to the case. If the lawyer has the most thorough information, they have the power to control how the evidence is understood and interpreted by the judge or jury at trial.
Understanding the landscape: Increasingly, cases involves fields of specialized knowledge, with important issues being decided by forensic and scientific expertise. The trial lawyer must have a complete mastery of such issues, drawing upon its own experts and other resources in order to refute the opponent’s theories, advance more compelling interpretations of the evidence, and thereby resolve the issues in favor of the client.
Presenting a coherent position: Judges and juries seek a plausible, compelling account of the factual circumstances of a case, one that accords with their innate understanding of human affairs. The factual aspects of a trial presentation should be explained with clarity, coherence and consistency