Judge James G. Martin will receive the Tennessee Bar Association’s (TBA) Justice Frank F. Drowota III Award on June 17 at the TBA Annual Convention in Nashville. The award has been given annually for more than a decade and is the Tennessee Bar Association’s highest award for service to the judiciary.
The Drowota Award is awarded to a judge or judicial branch official of a federal, state, or local court in Tennessee who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion and dedication to the improvement of the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
Judge Martin practiced law in Middle Tennessee from 1974-2008, where he focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on family law. In 2008, Gov. Phil Bredesen appointed Judge Martin to the Tennessee Circuit Court, 21st Judicial District, Division II. In addition to being a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Judge Martin is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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