Clarence E. Martin, III - Attorney at Law

Clarence "CEM" Martin is a Shareholder at Martin & Seibert, L.C. and practices law in the areas of insurance coverage issues, insurance defense litigation, electric utility litigation, railroad defense litigation (FELA), products liability, medical malpractice defense, toxic tort, and asbestos defense litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also lobbies for various interests, including insurance, litigation and civil justice reform issues.

Mr. Martin is a former assistant counsel to the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Martin served a President of the West Virginia Bar Association in 1991-1992. He served on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates from 1986 to 1994; Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Directors 1984-1992, Board of Directors of F & M Bank - Martinsburg. He also is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and numerous state and local boards. He was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1976-1982; and a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Agricultural Workers from 1988-1992. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Parks and Conservation Association, the Board of Directors of Shenandoah Gas and the Board of Advisors for Shepherd College serving as its Chair from 1990 to 1992 and 1995 to 1997. In 1992 he was appointed to serve on the West Virginia Council for Community and Economic Development which develops and directs the State�s economic development programs and was elected its Secretary and served until 1995. He also chaired the West Virginia Economic Development Foundation and the West Virginia Economic Development Corporation which are authorized by the Council as private funding corporations for the State�s economic development programs. He serves as President of the Discover the REAL West Virginia Foundation, which works on economic development and international trade with U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV. He is also Chairman of the Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority, which is restoring a historic railroad property. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Holy Family Hospital Foundation, which is the only hospital to provide neo-natal care in Bethlehem, Palestine. He is also a member of the John Carroll Society and a director of the Washington Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. In 2000, Mr. Martin was invested in the Order of Malta as a Knight of Magisterial Grace. This is one of the highest honors a Catholic layman can receive in recognition of service to the church, community, and his profession.

He is qualified to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, West Virginia Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia; District of Columbia and Eastern District of Virginia, The Court of Appeals for Maryland, and The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.


Location: Martinsburg

West Virginia 1974; Maryland; Pennsylvania; District of Columbia

Joined Firm: 1975
Tel:  304.262.3213
Fax: 304.267.0731
Hometown: Martinsburg, West Virginia

University of Arizona (A.B. Undergraduate Studies 1968); Catholic University College of Law (J.D. 1974)

E-mail: [email protected]



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