James Martin (attorney)

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James Martin was a former United States Attorney as well as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and for the Eastern District of Missouri, based out of St. Louis. Martin is currently a partner at Dowd Bennett LLP practicing in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, corporate governance and compliance and complex business litigation.[1] Martin was formerly in private practice at the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale concentrating in the areas of white collar defense and corporate compliance.[2]

Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed Martin as U.S. Attorney to replace Raymond Gruender when President George W. Bush appointed him to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in mid-2004.[3] During Martin's tenure, his office settled a high-profile case against Gambro Healthcare alleging that the company had paid doctors kickbacks to get patient referrals in a scheme to defraud Medicare; the company settled for $350 million, one of the largest settlements in Justice Department history.[4]

Martin is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and University of Michigan Law School.[3]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Raymond Gruender
45th United States Attorney United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
2004– 2005
Succeeded by
Catherine Hanaway


  1. ^ "Dowd Bennett LLP adds James Martin as a partner". 
  2. ^ "James G. Martin at Armstrong Teasdale". Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Ashcroft Names US Attorney to Replace Gruender". St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri). May 29, 2004. 
  4. ^ "Across the Nation". Detroit Free Press. December 3, 2004.