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Henry Alan Martin, American public defender. Bar: Tennessee 1975, United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee 1975, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979.


Martin, Henry Alan was born on September 5, 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of James Alvin and Mary Elizabeth (Long) Martin.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, 1974.


Private practice, Nashville, 1975-1976;partner, Haile & Martin, P.A., Nashville, 1976-1982;associate, firm Barrett & Ray, Professional Corporation, Nashville, 1982-1985;federal public defender, United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee, Nashville, since 1985. Member of advisory commission on rules criminal procedure United States Judicial Conference, since 1994.


Delaware, Witness for Peace, Managua, Nicaragua, 1987. Member American Bar Association (county criminal justice section 1993-1996), NACDL, National Lawyers Guild, Association Federal Defenders (president 1995-1998), Nashville Bar Association, Napier Looby Bar Association, National Legal Aid and Defense Association, Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (board directors 1978-1994, president 1984-1985, President's award 1984).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, swimming.


Married Gloria B. Ballard, May 9, 1975. Children: Nathan Daniel, Anna Elizabeth.