AB, U. Georgia, 1967; Juris Doctor, U. Georgia, 1969; Master of Laws, U. Georgia, 1972; Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1980.
Assistant legislation counsel, Georgia General Assembly, Atlanta, 1972-1977; staff attorney, Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Svc. Programs, 1977-1980; partner, Martin and McDuffie, 1980-1986; of counsel, Martin and Wilkes, since 1986; of counsel, Martin Brothers Professional Corporation, since 1986. Member Georgia House of Representatives, since 1983.
Chairman Judiciary Committee, since 1997. First lieutenant United States Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam.
Married Joan Vohryzek, January 30, 1970. Children: Morgan, Rebecca, James, Frank.