Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Phone: 704-878-0757
Fax: 704-878-0759

117 N. Kelly Street
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

Martin is a partner at Gottholm, Ralston and Benton, PLLC. In almost 20 years of practicing law, his experience includes roles as an assistant District Attorney and District Court Judge. Martin practices primarily in the area of criminal defense. He has represented clients on charges ranging from speeding tickets to first degree murder. Having been a former Judge and Prosecutor has brought Martin a varied perspective and wealth of experience as a criminal defense Attorney. That experience is both recognized by his peers and appreciated by his clients. You will find no one more zealous and committed to advocating on behalf of his clients. Martin is licensed to practice in all North Carolina State Courts, Federal Court Western District, and the United States Supreme Court.

Martin lives in Statesville, NC. When not practicing law, his second full-time job is serving as an Instructor Pilot in the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in the NC Army National Guard (which included two tours in Iraq in 2005 and 2011) He is a licensed skydiver with over 500 jumps that include both military and high altitude freefall.


J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1993
B.S., Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, 1989
Major: Business Administration

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

North Carolina, 1993

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Iredell County Bar
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Drug Possession

Drug Trafficking

DWI/Drunk Driving

Traffic Violations

DMV Hearings

Department of Revenue Drug Tax Hearings

Domestic Violence 50B Hearings


Sex Offenses

Bond Reduction and Forfeiture Hearings

Vehicle Forfeiture Hearings

Juvenile Delinquency Criminal Matters