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Our Attorneys

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L. Kristin King – Partner

Email: kking@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8528

Biography

Armed with a psychology degree and a strong interest in human nature, Kristin understands that an attorney must do more than simply apply the law to a set of facts. A thorough understanding of the case and the needs of the client is only the beginning of a trial lawyer’s responsibilities. To be successful, Kristin believes that a trial attorney must know life, human nature, psychology and the complexities of human emotions. Having defended truck drivers, police officers, and professionals in numerous serious injury and wrongful death cases, Kristin knows how to get a jury to care about the case and her client. Whether in court or at the settlement table, Kristin possesses the ability to empathize with all of the involved parties to reach a satisfactory resolution.

Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • North Carolina Bar, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina, 1991

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1990
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., magna cum laude, 1987
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Memberships

  • British American Business Council
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Defense Research Institute
  • DRI Professional Liability Committee
  • DRI Trucking Law Committee
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Trucking Association

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Elizabeth A. Martineau – Partner

Email: emartineau@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8524

Biography

As a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Elizabeth embodies tenaciousness, an unsurpassed work ethic, and above all, complete loyalty to her clients. With extensive trial experience before state and federal courts, Elizabeth offers clients maturity, precise legal analysis, and—when needed—aggressive representation. Elizabeth began her law practice as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting in the federal court system. She brings a wealth of experience to her representation of professionals, corporations, and businesses involved in complex legal matters. Elizabeth holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. If you have a legal problem you want this Marine in your corner.

Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1999
  • South Carolina, 2009
  • United States District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western District of N.C., 2000
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • United States District Court, South Carolina, 2011

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A., cum laude, 1990; Naval Justice School, 1995

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Women’s Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

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Crystal M. Trotter – Partner

Crystal TrotterEmail: ctrotter@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8523

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009
  • US District Court, Eastern District of NC, 2010
  • South Carolina, 2012
  • US District Court, Middle District of NC, 2013
  • South Carolina District Court, 2014
  • US District Court, Western District of NC, 2015

Education

  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2009
    • The Order of Barristers
    • The Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, Research Editor
    • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court
  • North Carolina State University, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2004 and B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, cum laude, 2004
    • Caldwell Fellow

Memberships

  • Charlotte Women Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • John S. Leary Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar – Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division
  • North Carolina State Bar

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Hope Fisher Connie – Attorney

Email: hconnie@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8520

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Admissions

  • Georgia, 1997
  • North Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina, 2003 – Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1994

Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar

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 Tamara A. Okoli – Attorney

Email: tokoli@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8526

Tamara A. Okoli

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2012
  • US District Court, Western District of NC, 2012
  • US District Court, Middle District of NC, 2013

Education

  • Charlotte School of Law, Doctor of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.S.B.A. Business Marketing, 2008

Memberships

  • John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys, 2015 Shadow
  • John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys, 2016 Co-Chair
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Council Academy Fellow, 2015
  • North Carolina State Bar

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Leslie D. Sherrill – Attorney

Email: lsherrill@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8525

Leslie D. Sherrill

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2011
  • South Carolina, 2013

Education

  • Elon University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Davidson College, B.A.

Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina Bar

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James E. Griffin, III (“Tripp”) – Attorney

Email: jgriffin@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8532              James E. Griffin, III (

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2010
  • United States District Court, Western District of NC, 2015
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of NC, 2016
  • United States Supreme Court, 2017

Education

  • Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, J.D., 2010
    • Campbell Law Review: 2008-2010 (Articles Editor: 2009-2010)
    • Old Kivett Advocacy Council: 2008-2010 (Moot Court Chairman: 2009-2010)
    • Comment, “Murky Water: What Really is Taxed as Court Costs in North Carolina?” 32 Campbell L. Rev. 127 (2007).
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.A., History, 2007

Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2014)

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Joseph W. Fulton – Attorney

Joseph W. FultonEmail: jfulton@martineauking.com | Phone: 704-247-8533

Admissions

  • North Carolina 2012

Education

  • Elon University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2009

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association

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