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Leonard C. "Len" Martin


Len Martin concentrates his practice in taxation, trusts and probate, planned giving and non-profit organizations.

Professional Biography

Mr. Martin is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and a Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Martin also is a frequent speaker on estate planning, taxation and probate matters.

  • Listed in Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide in the area of Mississippi Private Wealth Law (2017 – 2021)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 in the areas of Trusts and Estates; since 2012 in Non-Profit/Charities Law; since 2016 in Tax Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2021, 2018 and 2015 Jackson-MS Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2020 Jackson-MS Nonprofit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Jackson-MS Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006 – 2020; listed as among top 50 attorneys in Mississippi, 2012 
  • Named a 2018 Top 10 Leadership in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal
  • Member – American (Taxation and Probate and Property Sections), Capital Area and Mississippi (Past Chairman, Taxation Section; Executive Committee, Estates and Trusts Section) Bar Associations
  • Member – Estate Planning Council of Mississippi
  • Fellow – American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • State Chair – ACTEC, Mississippi
  • Former President – Financial Planning Association of Mississippi


  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1980
  • University of Florida, LL.M. in Taxation, 1985
  • Mississippi State University, B.S., 1977, magna cum laude


  • Mississippi, 1981

Leonard Martin is a 'go-to lawyer in Jackson,' says one market insider, particularly praising 'his service, work product and demeanor with clients.' The source explains: 'He is quick and his documents are easily readable.' Another 'holds him in high regard' and says: 'He's a very able lawyer and good technically.' Martin is described further as 'very professional, friendly and accessible,' and recognized by sources for having 'extensive knowledge in the area of estate and tax planning.' A peer notes that Martin has a 'stellar group of clients' and is 'well respected by clients in the community.' The source adds that his 'work product is of the highest quality' and that 'he's well deserving of the high reputation he holds in the community.'

'Len is very easy to work with, I mean that from an attorney's standpoint,' explains a fellow estate planner, adding: 'He does a good job for his clients. He has a lot of experience; he provides excellent legal advice and counsel to the clients. He can relate to the client very well, especially in a difficult situation.'

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