Michael L. Martinez
Direct Dial: (704) 332-0209
Born in Belleville, NJ, June 25, 1984; admitted to bar, 2009, North Carolina and U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2009).
University of Florida (B.A. in Political Science and English with a Concentration in Film and Media Studies, Cum Laude 2006); University of North Carolina (J.D., 2009); Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review (2007-2008); Symposium Editor, North Carolina Law Review (2008-2009).
Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy, Debtor/Creditor and Business Workouts
Corporate & Business Law
Mecklenburg County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Bankruptcy Law Section); American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section); North Carolina State Bar; American Bankruptcy Institute.
Grier v. Gallagher, 2014 WL 4682083 (W.D.N.C. Sep. 19, 2014); Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina v. Jemsek Clinic, P.A., 506 B.R. 694 (W.D.N.C. Mar. 11, 2014); In re Nolan, 2013 WL 3153849 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. June 19, 2013); Mauney v. Cricket/Bojangles Coliseum, 2012 WL 5985497 (W.D.N.C. Oct 3, 2012); Bowers v. Hemphill (In re Nolan), 2012 WL 4738841 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. Oct 3, 2012); In re Nolan, 2012 WL 2564894 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. Jul 2, 2012).
Publications and Presentations
Co-Managing Editor, North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Eighth Edition (2017)
“The Ebb of Rising-Tide Distributions in Ponzi Scheme Bankruptcies” [XXXV ABI Journal 6, 16, 69-70, June 2016]
“What’s New in Chapter 11 Practice?” [2014 Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar]
NCBA Bankruptcy Section Council, Member (2017-Present); Mecklenburg County Bar Bar Leadership Institute Committee, Vice-Chair (2017-2018), Member (2015-Present); Mecklenburg County Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member (2016-Present); NCBA YLD Pro Bono and Poverty Issues Committee, Member (2015-2017); NCBA YLD Project Grace Committee, Member (2015-2017); Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar Planning Committee, Chair (2014-2015), Vice-Chair (2013-2014), Member (2012-2015); Mecklenburg County Bar Communications Committee, Chair (2014-2015), Vice-Chair (2013-2014), Member (2012-2015); N.C. Bar Association / Legal Aid of North Carolina Lawyer on the Line Program Volunteer (2012-Present); Mecklenburg County Bar Linking Lawyers Mentorship Program Volunteer (2015); Mecklenburg County Bar Lunch with a Lawyer Mentorship Program Volunteer (2010-2011); N.C. Bar Association YLD Wills for Heroes Program Volunteer (2010-2011); Stowe Creek Homeowners Association Adjudicatory Committee, Chair (2011, 2015-Present), Member (2010-2011, 2015-Present).
Honors and Awards
Supreme Court of North Carolina Pro Bono Society (2016)
2015 Next Generation Program, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
Mecklenburg County Bar, Bar Leadership Institute, Graduate Class of 2014
2013 Legal Services of Southern Piedmont Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award