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Joaquin E. "Quino" Martinez

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Candidate's Campaign Message

I would be honored to continue serving my fellow out-of-state members as their representative on the Board of Governors (Out-of-State, Post 1) and respectfully ask for your vote.

I began my legal career in Atlanta in 1998, representing clients in the real estate arena. I joined Lowndes Drosdick in Orlando in 2004, and continue representing national clients in the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate. I am an active member of the state bars of Georgia, Florida and Texas.

My wife, Jennifer Aubrey, and I met our freshman year at SMU. We have two daughters, Aubrey Kate (12) and Mallory (5), and are active members of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, where I serve on the Congregational Nominating Committee.

I am active in the Orlando community, serving on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Orlando (former board chair), City of Orlando Board of Zoning Adjustment (board chair) and The Gathering/USA. I am also actively involved with Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Citrus Sports and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

The State Bar of Georgia faces a critical issue with the continuing attempts of non-lawyers to encroach into areas of traditional legal representation. I believe that the public is best served when members of our bar handle legal matters, whether transactional or in litigation. One of the obligations of our Board of Governors is to monitor such incursions and to protect the interests of the members of the bar and the public-at-large. We ensure the protection of our profession through active communication with our state legislators and through continued education of the public and our membership as to matters pending before the state legislature. In addition, we must continue to foster a positive public image of our profession through continued support of the Bar’s Military Legal Assistance Program and President’s Advisory Committee.

I appreciate your consideration.

Education:

  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., History (1995)
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D. (1998)

Personal/Family:

  • I am married to the former Jennifer Jo (Jay) Aubrey, whom I met when we were freshman at SMU.
  • Jay and I lived in Atlanta following law school until we moved to Orlando in 2004.
  • We have two daughters, Aubrey Kate (12) and Mallory (5), and are active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, where I serve on the Congregational Nominating Committee.

Professional Background, Bar Activities, Civic Activities:

  • I am a transactional commercial real estate attorney practicing in Orlando, FL.
  • I am an active member of the state bars of GA, FL and TX.
  • I am the immediate past board chairman of Habitat for Humanity Orlando and current board chairman of the City of Orlando Board of Zoning Adjustment.
  • I am also a member of the board of The Gathering/USA, and am actively involved with Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Citrus Sports and ICSC.

List what you perceive to be the main issues facing the State Bar of Georgia and your position:

  • The continuing attempts of non-lawyers to encroach into areas of legal representation. I believe that the public is best protected when members of our bar handle legal matters, whether transactional or in litigation. One of the obligations of the Board of Governors is to monitor such incursions and to protect the interests of the members of the bar and the public-at-large.
  • Ensuring the protection of our profession through active communication with the state legislature and through continued education of the public and our membership as to matters currently before the state legislature.
  • Fostering a better public image of the profession through continued support of the Military Assistance Program and the President’s Advisory Committee. 

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