Chatham County Assistant District Attorney Reginald Martin was sworn in before the United States Supreme Court on Monday, April 28, 2014.
Martin joined 11 other Georgia prosecutors traveling to Washington for the group swearing-in. The ceremony was sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. ADA Martin was the only prosecutor from Chatham County and Southeast Georgia in the group.
“We’re really excited that Reggie is getting this incredible opportunity,” said Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap. “With this week’s ceremony, he is authorized to argue cases before the high court.” Because Monday was an oral argument day for the Supreme Court, all nine Justices were expected to be present. “To be sworn in before the United States Supreme Court justices is a highlight of an attorney’s career; but to be sworn in on an oral argument day is a coveted and rare experience,” said Laura Murphree, capital litigation director for the Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
After the ceremony and oral arguments, the group of prosecutors took a tour of the court and sat for a group photo. “The U.S. Supreme Court is the pinnacle of our nation’s judicial system,” Martin said. “To be granted the privilege of standing up for Georgians who are the victims of crime is a significant honor.”
ADA Martin has been a member of the Chatham County District Attorney’s office since 2010. Martin prepares complex felony indictments, readies cases for trial and conducts jury trials on assigned cases. He is a graduate of the Loyola University School of Law and the president of the Port City Bar Association.
For more information, please contact the Chatham County District Attorney’s Public Information Officer Kristin Fulford at (912)652-8027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.