John C. Martland

Attorney John C. Martland is a 1978 graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College in 1972.  Mr. Martland was previously associated with the Law Offices of Harold Brown in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was the senior trial attorney and with the firm of Ring and Rudnick, also located in Boston.  Mr. Martland has had experience in a wide variety of complex civil litigation and been trial counsel in complex civil actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  He has served as counsel in complex business litigation in state courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.  He has represented franchisees in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Illinois and New Jersey.  He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is a member of the ABA Antitrust Section.  Mr. Martland was a speaker at the 1998 Annual Forum on Franchising of the American Bar Association, where he delivered a paper entitled “Mediation: An In-Depth Analysis of the Process and the Techniques – the Franchisee Perspective” and has been a frequent speaker at the annual conventions of the American Franchisee Association and the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers on franchise law topics.

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