M. Reed Martz

(855) 228-1711 or (662) 234-1711 x 11

reed@freelandmartz.com

States of Admission: Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, University of Mississippi, 2001; Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, University of Mississippi School of Law, 2003. While in law school, he was on the Mississippi Law Journal. He also served as a teaching assistant for constitutional law.

Legal Experience: Reed has been in private practice since 2004. Prior to graduating from law school, Reed interned with the Rankin County District Attorney's office and the United States' Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Before being admitted to the bar, Reed worked part-time as a law clerk beginning in 2002.

Legal Service: Reed is a member of the Lafayette County Bar Association; the Tri-County Bar Association; and previously was a member of the American Inns of Court. Reed served as a volunteer attorney in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 tornados (through the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Assistance Program) and presently devotes significant time and resources to indigent legal defense. He also volunteers to serve as a judge for various mock trial and moot court competitions.

Awards/Professional Recognition: Reed received the Mississippi Law Journal's award for most outstanding Comment in 2003. Reed is on the panel list for the American Knife and Tool Institute, the United States Concealed Carry Association, and the The Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, LLC. Reed is a graduate of Massad Ayoob's MAG-40 class, achieving perfect scores on both the academic and range coursework, as well as several other training classes.

Publications :   Check Your Guns at the Door, Or NotCheck Your Guns at the Door, Or Not (Mississippi Lawyer, Summer 2013); A Concise Summary of Mississippi Weapon Laws; Ethical Consideration Regarding the Representation of Clients With Questionable Competency; A Constitutional Analysis of Random Vehicle Searches Outside Airports, 73 Miss. L.J. 263 (2003); Searches by Private Individuals and The General Inapplicability of The Fourth Amendment, Vol. III, No. 1 Holy Cross L.J. 99 (2004).

Reported Cases : Bloodgood v. Leatherwood,  2008-IA-01811-SCT (Miss. 2010); St. Paul Travelers v. Burt, 2007-CA-00914-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2008); South Carolina Ins. Co. v. Keymon, et al., 2006-CA-02051-SCT (Miss. 2008); Leslie v. SAIA, 2006-WC-02065-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2007);Shelton v. Lift, Inc., 2006-CA-01750-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2007); Bailey v. Estate of Kemp, 955 So. 2d 777 (Miss. 2007); Lend Lease Asset Management, L.P. v. Cobra Security, Inc., 912 So. 2d 471 (Miss. 2005); Harvey v. Abernethy. 2005-CA-01175 (Miss. 2005); Cunningham Enterprises, Inc. v. Vowell, 937 So. 2d 32 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006); Brower v. Staley, Inc., 2006 WL 839469 (N.D. Miss. 2006).

Community Involvement: Reed served as a Board member for Lafayette County Sav-A-Life, is involved with several Bible studies and men's groups, and actively mentors several college-age students. He is also involved in a number of community-minded organizations including recently working with Mission Mississippi.

Family: Reed resides in Oxford with his wife, Dee Dee, and their children, Gabriel, Margaret, Jonathan, Anna and Claire, all of whom are home-schooled.