Jerry M. Martin is in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he routinely practices in state and federal court. He is a trial lawyer who concentrates on personal injury, liens and construction litigation. This includes over 25 years experience in handling mechanics' and materialmen's liens. Mr. Martin provided comments to the Tennessee Bar Association's Special Committee on Lien Law, which was responsible for drafting the 2007 amendments to the Mechanics' and Materialmen's Lien statute and was a contributor to the Lien Law Corrections Bill, which was passed by the Tennessee Legislature in the Spring of 2008. Mr. Martin is a former Chair of the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association Construction Law Section and continues to serve as the Section's Legislative Liason. He formerly served as the Municipal Judge for the Town of Farragut. He is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations. Mr. Martin received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Tennessee.