Discovery with Mark A. Martini
Mark A. Martini on flexibility, spending time with his kids, and running wild with a great courtroom walk-up song, brother
Published in 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine
on May 12, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
My nickname is … MAM, The First.
I can’t go a day without … coffee.
If you were in my office, you’d … be shocked by the number of stuffed monkeys that I have.
When I was a newbie lawyer I … didn’t know what I didn’t know.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … honesty.
My pre-trial routine is … listening to “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.
When I started, I wish I knew … that the practice of law is not as black and white as it is taught in law school.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a dentist.
When I win a case, I celebrate by … having a Crown on the rocks.
I can do a pretty good impersonation of … Bullwinkle and Elmo.
On weekends I … coach youth soccer year-round for my son and daughter.
My most bizarre talent is … before I got old and inflexible, I could put my legs behind my head, and, in fact, had to do it at my sixth grade graduation.
I get angry when … opposing attorneys are unprofessional and disrespectful.
My favorite song lyric is … “Opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”
I wish I had invented … the zipper.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … 24. Now it’s Nickelodeon and Disney all the time.
My guilty pleasure is … ‘80s heavy metal, especially Guns N’ Roses.
If I won the lottery I’d … relax, relax, relax.
My courtroom walk-up song would be … “Real American” [by Rick Derringer].