David Martin was born and raised in Fort Mill, South Carolina, the son of Johnny and Debbie Martin. David graduated from Fort Mill High School where he was a multiple letterman in football, basketball, and golf. David attended Coastal Carolina University where he played Quarterback for the Chanticleer’s football team, was a member of the Political Science National Honor Society, Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and Phi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. David graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science.
Soon after graduating from Coastal Carolina University, David became involved in custody proceedings through the Family Court. After experiencing the Family Court system first-hand, David found his true passion and decided to attend law school to become a family law/divorce attorney. David enrolled at the Charlotte School of Law where he combined his studies with full-time fatherhood.
While in law school, David interned at the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in York County where he assisted in prosecuting DUI’s, drug crimes, property crimes, and other high-level criminal offenses. David gained valuable experience in Family Law at the Gillen Law Firm and Personal Injury/Worker’s Compensation experience at Elrod-Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill. David completed law school in only 2.5 years while also being invited to join the Charlotte School of Law Trial Team and he acted as Committee Manager for the Charlotte School of Law Business Law Society.
After receiving his J.D. from the Charlotte School of Law, David accepted an offer to join the law firm of McKinney, Tucker & Lemel in Rock Hill, South Carolina. David’s law practice at MTL focused primarily in the areas of family law, personal injury, and civil litigation. While at MTL, David and his co-counsel created ground-breaking legal precedence in South Carolina by trying the first successful same-sex common law marriage alimony case in the State of South Carolina.