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Roberto Martinez

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Roberto Martinez is a lawyer and a partner at the law firm of Colson, Hicks, Eidson. Mr. Martinez was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in 1992-1993 where he served as the chief federal law enforcement officer in a district that extends from Key West to Ft. Pierce, Florida. Mr. Martinez also served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys. Earlier in his career he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District for a five-year period and was a tax accountant with the accounting firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. Mr. Martinez received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center where he was on the Dean's List. He holds a M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Mr. Martinez has been an active civic and community leader, currently serving as Chairman of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission; Special Counsel to Attorney General Charlie Crist; and having served as Chairman of the District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College; Chair of Attorney-Elect Charlie Crist's transition; General Counsel to Governor Jeb Bush during the gubernatorial transition; Chairman of Senator Graham's U.S. Marshal Selection Panel; Chairman of the City of Miami Beach's Blue Ribbon Committee on Diversity; Vice-Chair for Governmental Affairs of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council; Chairman of the Dade County Bar Association's Federal Court Committee; General Counsel to the Dade County Republican Party Executive Committee; Member of Governor Bush's Public Corruption Study Commission; University of Miami's School of Law Adjunct Faculty.

He was honored with a Special Recognition Award from the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and has received the Supreme Court of the State of Florida Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award for the Florida Bar.