John R. Martin


John R. Martin's Profile

John Martin practices in the areas of advanced estate planning focusing on advising individuals and families on the generational transfer of wealth process, retirement planning, as well as trust and estate litigation-settlement matters. John’s decades of corporate fiduciary experience is of value in tailoring plans for his clients.

He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and Alabama State Bar, past director of the Estate Planning Council of Birmingham and the Harbert Center Management, Inc. He served on the faculty of the Southern Trust School and speaks at various Continuing Legal Education seminars around the state.

A native of Alabama residing in Birmingham for the past 46 years. John graduated from University of Alabama with a B.S. in Chemistry and from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University- J.D. He practiced with the Birmingham firm of Najjar Denaburg for 15 years prior to joining Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt in 2019.

John is active in the Birmingham community and has served as President-Exchange Club of Birmingham, Secretary- Birmingham Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., Executive Committee Member of Alabama Bankers Association (Trust Division), Chairman-Community Ministry to Girls, Inc and Elder- Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

Outside interests- Travel, Sailing, Skiing & Triathlon Athlete.


Cumberland School of Law- Samford University, J.D. 1970

University of Alabama, B.S. Chemistry 1965

Formerly held NASD licenses- Series 7, 63 and 66

Bar Addmissions

Alabama 1970

Previous Positions

Najjar Denaburg, P.C. Attorney, 2004-2019

Major Bank -Trust Division, 1970-2003