Charles E. “Chuck” Martin – Seattle Injury Attorney
Chuck was raised in a working class family. His father was a plant worker for the Power & Light Company. His mother was a stay at home mom. Chuck lost his mother to cancer when he was eight years old. This tragedy made him determined to make something of his life and to honor his mother. After attending a Career Night as a junior in high school, Chuck returned home and informed his father that he had decided to become a lawyer. "Good" said his father, "it's an honorable profession". These words from his father echo in Chuck's mind whenever there's news of a lawyer breaching ethical standards and causing harm to his or her client. Chuck is determined to uphold the esteem that his father had for attorneys by handling each and every case as if his client were a member of the family.
Education and Military Service
Chuck received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. His path to a legal career then took a temporary detour as he served as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart, 32 Air Medals and other awards. After completing his tour of duty, Chuck used the G.I. Bill to earn his law degree at South Texas College of Law in Houston, one of the highest rated law schools in the country for training trial attorneys.
Chuck began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney where for four years he honed his skills as a trial attorney every day in the courtroom. He then started his own firm where he handled cases from many different areas of the law, including Family Law and Criminal Law. He soon learned that Personal Injury Law was what he loved the most.
Chuck has now represented injury clients exclusively for over 30 years. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Washington, Texas and Colorado. As stated, Chuck served as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. He continues to hold a Commercial Pilot's License.