Columbus lawyer named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Columbus lawyer Robert "Cal" Martin Jr. has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a professional organization comprised of trial attorneys from the U.S. and Canada.

Membership in the college is limited to 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province, and fellowship is extended by invitation only. Prospective fellows must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience and must undergo a careful investigation to ensure they "have mastered the art of advocacy" and their careers "have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality."

Martin is a partner at Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild LLP. He has been practicing in Columbus for the past 29 years and specializes in medical malpractice defense, among other types of civil litigation.

He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia Lumpkin School of Law.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers aims to maintain and improve the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. There are more than 5,700 members in the college.