Maryville lawyer Justin Martin with Kizer & Black Attorneys PLLC was named a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) during the association’s annual convention this month in Nashville.
The TBA YLD Fellows was founded to promote the objectives of the YLD and to encourage young lawyers to be active in the TBA. New members are invited to join the organization based on their commitment to and support of the YLD.
The Fellows organization meets annually during the TBA’s summer convention to elect officers and induct new members.
This year’s class of inductees included Martin, who served the YLD as District 4 Representative from 2006 to 2010. In this role he represented the concerns of young lawyers in Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea and Roane counties. During his time in the organization, Martin organized three public service projects that raised nearly $30,000 for New Hope, the Blount County children’s advocacy center.
He also was a strong supporter of the TBA’s pro bono initiatives, organizing multiple legal clinics in Blount County over the years. He has remained active in the TBA, completing, and then chairing the alumni board of the Leadership Law program and serving on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
Martin earned his law degree in 2000 from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Prior to joining Kizer & Black, he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge James H. Jarvis and the Knoxville U.S. Attorney’s Office. He now focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business law.
The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 10,000 members.