Mark Martin is the Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. With over twenty years of judicial service, Justice Martin is the only active member of the North Carolina state judiciary with experience on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Superior Court.
Prior to his judicial service, Martin served as legal counsel to Governor James G. Martin (no relation), practiced law at the McNair Law Firm in Raleigh, and clerked for United States District Judge Clyde H. Hamilton. Martin has served in a number of leadership roles within the North Carolina Bar Association, including as its Vice-President. He has taught law courses at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University. Martin graduated summa cum laude from Western Carolina University. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He later earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia.
Mark is married to Kym Martin. Five bright kids call him dad.
- Local bar association hosts reception for N.C. court candidates – Salisbury Post, 3/26/2014
- Ola Lewis says ‘political gamesmanship’ influenced her decision to run for chief justice - WECT 6 (NBC Affiliate), 3/25/2014
- My Turn: Staying Educated on Judicial Races – WECT 6 (NBC Affiliate), 3/25/2014
- A Season for Spending – NC Lawyers Weekly, 3/10/2014
- Field Set for North Carolina Supreme Court Races – National Law Review, 3/7/2014
- Supreme court candidate, Mark Martin, urges vigilance – Carteret County News-Times, 2/26/2014
- Chief justice candidate, Mark Martin, offers plan for improving courts – News and Record, 2/7/2014