SAVANNAH — Chatham County Assistant District Attorney and Walthourville native Reginald Martin was sworn in before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 28, in Washington, D.C.
Martin joined 11 other Georgia prosecutors travelling to Washington for the group swearing-in. Martin was the only prosecutor from Chatham County and Southeast Georgia in the group.
“The U.S. Supreme Court is the pinnacle of our nation’s judicial system,” Martin said. “To be granted the privilege of standing up for Georgians who are the victims of crime is a significant honor.”
Martin has been a member of the Chatham County District Attorney’s office since 2010. Martin prepares complex felony indictments, readies cases for trial and conducts jury trials on assigned cases. He is a graduate of the Loyola University School of Law and the president of the Port City Bar Association.
“We’re really excited that Reggie is getting this incredible opportunity,” Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap said. “With this week’s ceremony, he is authorized to argue cases before the high court.”
Because April 28 was an oral-argument day for the Supreme Court, all nine justices were present.
“To be sworn in before the United States Supreme Court justices is a highlight of an attorney’s career. But to be sworn in on an oral-argument day is a coveted and rare experience,” said Laura Murphree, capital litigation director for the Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
After the ceremony and oral arguments, the group of prosecutors took a tour of the court and sat for a group photo.