Thomas E. Martin, Jr. has been a practicing lawyer for 50 years. For 17 years he served as a Magisterial District Judge in Chester County after an active legal practice which included clients such as West Marlborough Township, the Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Oxford, and the Chester County Industrial Development Authority. He also has served as a Hearing Officer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and all inferior courts in Pennsylvania.
He was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to Chair its Minor Court Rules Committee which drafts the Rules of Procedure governing the local courts in the state of Pennsylvania. Mr. Martin also served for two years on the Judicial Council of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Martin graduated cum laude from the Dickinson School of Law (1972) and has been the course planner and faculty member for half a dozen educational programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He has lectured at various universities and law schools. He also has been an Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and has been invited to lecture overseas. Mr. Martin has authored several scholarly articles in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly and was a pioneer in internet publication of the Pennsylvania statutes.
A graduate of Dickinson College (1969) where he was President of the Student Senate, played cello in the college orchestra, and majored in English, he has taken postgraduate courses at Temple University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania. With his wife, he has led several study tours to Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
He was a Captain in the United States Army (infantry) and enjoys collecting rare books and maintaining one of the oldest family farms in Pennsylvania, where his family has lived since 1727.