Goodwin partner Kevin Martin has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Academy Fellows must have at least 15 years of practice experience, a reputation for the “highest excellence in appellate work,” and a lengthy track record of “unblemished integrity.” Limited to only 500 members in the United States, Kevin will be sworn into the Academy on November 12 at the AAAL’s 2020 Fall Meeting.
A partner in and Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Appellate Litigation practice, Kevin has argued and briefed numerous cases in federal and state appellate courts around the country, and is known for his unparalleled expertise with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to joining Goodwin, Kevin clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Laurence Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Recently, Kevin was honored as a National Law Journal Litigation and Political Activism/1st Amendment Rights Trailblazer for his tireless efforts that have resulted in the repealing and overturning of anti-panhandling laws across the country. He has previously been named Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and is routinely recognized as an elite appellate litigator by The Legal 500 US, which calls him a “fantastic partner” who is an “excellent writer, advocate, and strategist.”
Since its founding in 1990, the AAAL has committed itself to advancing the administration of justice and promoting the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in appellate courts. Prospective members are nominated by current Fellows, and need to be vetted by the legal and judicial communities before their candidacy can be voted on by the AAAL Board of Directors.