James G. Martin III

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

Private Practice, 1974-2008


Vanderbilt University, 1974
Vanderbilt University, 1969


Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Listed in "The Best Lawyers of America" for the years of 1989-2008
Named in the 2006, 2007, and 2008, Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top lawyers in the area of the practice of family law
Named in Business Tennessee's list of 150 Best Lawyers for 2008
For at least five years prior to January 1, 2009, listed in the Nashville Business Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in their "Best of Bar" picks for Nashville


American College of Trial Lawyers, 2000 to date
American Bar Association, 2003 to date
Tennessee Bar Association, 1974 to date, including significant involvement with the Family Law Section Code Committee
Nashville Bar Association, 1976-2009
Williamson County Bar Association, 1974 to date
Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court (Franklin, TN Chapter)
Executive Committee, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and President 06/01/09 to date

Community Involvement

Member of Board of Directors of Mercy Children's Clinic in Franklin, TN
Regular communicant of Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN

  • 615-425-4009 (P)


135 4th Avenue South Franklin, TN 37064


Hickman, Lewis, Perry, Williamson