Jeffrey R. Martin

General Counsel | Partner


As General Counsel, Jeff Martin's duties include managing claims against the firm and providing advice to attorneys on a variety of ethical and other issues pertaining to client engagements. He also helps develop and implement risk-management policies and procedures designed to assist attorneys in understanding and complying with their ethical duties under applicable rules of professional conduct.

Jeff serves as a trusted advisor to lawyers and staff in all departments of the firm. “During my years as GC, I have helped to create a strong institutional commitment to serving our clients competently and aggressively while at the same time strictly honoring the rules of ethics.”

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J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1980

B.A., Colgate University, 1976



U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Southern District of California

honors & awards

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

community involvement

Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

  • Chair (2017-2021)


American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association



“Finding the Optimal Path to Dispute Resolution,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, December 2017

“$540,000 Overcharge Sheds Light on Law Firm Bills,” The Boston Globe, December 2010


“‘Mind-numbing’ complaint gets the boot (again),” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 2017

“Do Justice Ginsberg’s Trump Comments Make Case for Supreme Court Code of Ethics?” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, July 2016

“N.Y. Disbars Stoughton Lawyer Who Used Phony Name,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 2016

“Here’s Where Boston Lawyers Think Goodell and the NFL Screwed up Deflategate,” Boston Business Journal, September 2015

“Peabody Attorney Ordered to Shorten ‘Mind-Numbing’ Complaint,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, July 2015

speaking engagements

“Ethical Obligations to Clients When Lawyers Make Mistakes,” Panelist, Frank J. Murray Inn of Court Seminar, May 2014

“Lawyer Errors: Ethical and Practical Obligations When You Make a Mistake,” Speaker, Boston Bar Association Program, March 2014

“Where Can a Lawyer Safely Turn for Advice About a Client? The Attorney Client Privilege for Law Firm General Counsel,” Speaker, Boston Bar Association Program, October 2012