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Jeff C. Martin

Forensic Lawyer-Scientist | Author | Blood & Drug Test Expert
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Michael Tillotson & I started our firm with one simple goal: to be the best DWI/DUI attorneys in Virginia. Reaching our goal keeps us very busy in the courtroom and classroom.

Over a decade ago, we were asked by Thompson Reuters Westlaw to author an entirely new book in their authoritative series for Virginia judges and lawyers. We wrote Virginia DUI Law: Understanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological, and Legal Aspects of a DUI Case, (Vol. 16, Virginia Practice Series) and continue to update it every year as new laws and cases come out. The current edition is over 800 pages and sells to attorneys at more than $400. Being “Westlaw Authors” we have free and unlimited access to their massive digital library. Because it is free to us, all of our research for your case is also free.

I was the first and am currently one of only two attorneys in Virginia with an American Chemical Society (ACS) Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law Division of ACS. This training and designation means that I understand the science of blood testing for DUI, DUI-drug, and solid drug cases.

We train other attorneys in DUI Defense. We have been asked by VirginiaCLE to teach Virginia attorneys DUI Testing: Breath, Blood, and Field Sobriety Tests. In addition, we host the only EC/IR II Breath Test Seminar in Virginia to educate judges and attorneys about the limitations of breath testing on the Intox EC/IR II.

I am trained on the EC/IR II and we own the Intox EC/IR. Recently, our firm discovered that Virginia’s EC/IR II has not been operating properly since 2015. I am also trained on the NHTSA Field Sobriety Tests and completed classes in NHTSA’s DRE training (Drug Recognition Expert).

I am a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), Forensic Chromatography Lawyers (ChromLawyers), and Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL). Being active on their listservs gives me almost instant access to advice from hundreds of DUI attorneys and experts.

I graduated with honors from the William & Mary School of Law with the Gambrell Professional Award for written and oral advocacy and was one of only eleven students recognized for excellence in research, writing, analysis, and trial practice. I was awarded the Perkins Trust Scholarship and received the CALI Award for my work with the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic. In addition, I completed my requirements as a Mediator and was certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

My Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology from Towson University helps me in my work with the scientific and medical aspects of DUI. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with extensive course work in physiology and chemistry, and with a host of awards and scholarships. I participated in original research and worked at the University’s anatomy & physiology lab. I was also a trauma tech at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma (MIEMSS) in the Critical Care and Intensive Care Units.

In the years between undergrad and law school, I sharpened my speaking and advocacy skills by leading two successful churches in Appalachia and Wisconsin.

When not practicing the law throughout Virginia, I live with my wonderful wife, daughter, and dog in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Forensic Lawyer Scientist

Jeff Martin is one of two ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientists in Virginia. This certification requires attorneys to rigorously study the science and apply it to the courtroom. Attorney Martin understands the chemical-based evidence presented in DUI cases and has the knowledge to expose invalid or non-validated science that may be presented.

Firm Accolades

A Commitment to Excellence in Our Field

  • NCDD
  • US District Court for Eastern District of VA
  • VA Bar Association
  • Avvo 10.0
  • ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist
  • Elite Lawyers of America 2020
  • Mike Tillotson AVVO Client's Choice Award

Opinions That Matter

Recent Reviews
  • Provided the Absolute Best Defense Possible

    “He GENUINELY cares about his clients”

    - Former Client
  • You Changed My Life

    “Mr. Tillotson, you really are the best! I will refer you to everyone I know!”

    - E.S.
  • Exceeded Our Expectations

    “When times got tough, you have helped us in ways we otherwise would have been in distress.”

    - Former Client
  • You Have Given Me a Second Change at Life

    “My life would have been in shambles without your help.”

    - J.G.
  • You Made a Difference in My Life

    “It's one thing to do a job, but another to make it matter. Thank you...from the bottom of my heart.”

    - Former Client

Our Victories

Recent Results
  • Career Saved School Teacher’s DWI Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Charges Reduced, CDL Saved Truck Driver Charged with DWI and 0.09 BAC
  • Not Guilty of DWI, Guilty of Refusal Virginia Police Officer Charged with DWI & Refusal
  • Not Guilty 2nd Offense DWI
  • Charged Reduced After Treatment Doctor Charged with DWI
  • Not Guilty DWI & Refusal After Tummy Tuck
  • Not Guilty DWI 1st Accident Involving a CDL Driver
  • Not Guilty DWI 1st Offense with 0.09 BAC
  • Case Dismissed DWI 2nd Offense with a .28 Blood Result
  • Not Guilty DWI 2nd Offense with GERD Defense

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