David J. Martin*
Mr. Martin has practiced as a criminal defense counsel for 35 years; for 10 years as a partner at Pinkofsky, Lockyer, Martin and then Martin & Porter in Toronto and for the last 25 years as Martin + Associates, Vancouver. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan and took law at the University of British Columbia. Between 1990 and 2002 he acted as Editor in Chief of the Charter of Rights Newsletter, Canada Law Book’s principle “Charter trend” national legal publication. Mr. Martin is an active member of the Canadian Criminal Lawyers Association, of the U.S. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and of the Crime and Business Law Divisions of the International Bar Association. Mr. Martin is the Canadian Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Criminal Law subsection and has been profiled by the UK’s “Who’s Who Legal” as a global internal investigations leader. Finally, Mr. Martin serves as an Officer of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.
In addition to his work in the law Mr. Martin has served his community from 1993 to 2008 as a founding director of the environmental advocacy and lending organization Ecotrust Canada. Continuing, and since 2008, Mr. Martin has been a founding director of the innovative medical research and advocacy organization The Rare Disease Foundation
*practises as a law corporation