A Q&A, in brief
My nickname is … MAM, The First.
I can’t go a day without … coffee.
If you were in my office, you’d … be shocked by the number of
stuffed monkeys that i have.
When I was a newbie lawyer I … didn’t know what i didn’t know.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … honesty.
My pre-trial routine is … listening to “Lose yourself” by eminem.
When I started, I wish I knew … that the practice of law is not as black and white
as it is taught in law school.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a dentist.
When I win a case, I celebrate by … having a crown on the rocks.
I can do a pretty good impersonation of … Bullwinkle and elmo.
On weekends I … coach youth soccer year-round for my son and daughter.
My most bizarre talent is … before i got old and inflexible, i could put my legs
behind my head, and, in fact, had to do it at my sixth grade graduation.
I get angry when … opposing attorneys are unprofessional and disrespectful.
My favorite song lyric is … “opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”
I wish I had invented … the zipper.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … 24. Now it’s Nickelodeon
and Disney all the time.
My guilty pleasure is … ‘80s heavy metal, especially Guns N’ roses.
If I won the lottery I’d … relax, relax, relax.
My courtroom walk-up song would be … “real American” [by rick Derringer].
Mark A. Martini
Mark A. Martini on flexibility, spending time
with his kids, and running wild with a
great courtroom walk-up song, brother