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Gerard Patrick Martin

Gerard Patrick Martin

Gerard Patrick Martin

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

Gerard Patrick Martin considers himself lucky to remain practicing law at a high level after more than 40 years trying white-collar crime and complex civil cases.

“I kind of have been lucky to have had the kind of brain to see what is important and what isn’t and the personality to not worry about the other stuff,” said Martin, partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP in Baltimore.

The former federal prosecutor has been listed by numerous groups as one of the top litigators in Maryland since 2006.

He said that his work as a federal prosecutor enabled him to work with top-level attorneys and members of the FBI and CIA, who taught him a lot; the job also opened a lot of doors, he said.

Throughout his career, he has also dedicated a lot of time to the community, including work with the Homeless Persons Representations Project and Our Daily Bread.

He was proud to have received The John Adams award from the federal court for his pro bono efforts representing indigent individuals in serious criminal matters.

Martin sits on the board of directors for Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association. He is a member and past chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and continues to participate in the MSBA ethics hotline for two months every year, handling about 25 calls per week from lawyers seeking advice on ethics issues.

His advice to other attorneys almost always circles back to “be yourself and be honest,” he said.

“Hard work always pays off, and jurors always smell a phony,” Martin said.