Douglas G. Martin
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Practice Areas: Real Estate Litigation; Commercial Leasing; Condemnation; Real Estate; Eminent Domain
Admitted: 1975, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Law School: The Ohio State University, J.D.
College: The Ohio State University, B.A., 1969
Biography: Editor, Journal (Real Property Section), State Bar of Arizona, 1987-1989. Chairman, Real Property Section, State Bar of Arizona, 1996-1997, Chairman Real Estate Advisory Commission, State Bar of Arizona, 1997—. Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court, 1984-1991. (Certified Specialist, Real Estate Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
Mr. Martin received a degree in Political Science in 1969 from Ohio State University. He taught history and coached golf for two years at a Columbus parochial high school. He then obtained an Ohio Real Estate License and managed eight hundred new luxury apartments with punch list responsibility for the new construction.
In 1975, he graduated cum laude from the College of Law at Ohio State University. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in October 1975. In October of that year, Mr. Martin entered private practice with the Phoenix firm of Treon, Warnicke and Dann. Since 1975, he has emphasized in real estate litigation, including condemnation, ownership disputes, and partition-quiet title actions.
In 1987, Doug was certified as a real estate specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization from 1989 to 1991.
Doug has lectured about real estate matters to Arizona Bar groups and has taught “Principles of Real Estate” at a local two-year college. From 1985 to 1987 he served as a judge pro tempore at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Doug is a former editor of the Real Property Section Journal and a past chairman of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona. From 2000 to 2013, he has served as chairman, vice-chairman and member of the Real Estate Advisory Commission to the State Board of Legal Specialization, a group that reviews and tests all Arizona real estate law specialists. Mr. Martin has been licensed by the Arizona Department of Real Estate as a Broker since 1984 and he has served as a Maricopa County Special Commissioner for real property sales since 2004.