Peter F. Martin is a lawyer working on the Voting Rights Response Team of LDF’s Prepared to Vote and Voting Rights Defender Projects. He previously worked as a Senior Field Manager for a U.S. Senate campaign in Texas. He also served as a Legal Intern at Forward Justice in Durham, North Carolina, and at the No Exceptions Prison Collective in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to law school, he worked as an Investigator for Brooklyn Defender Services, a public defender office; as an AmeriCorps member at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, a neighborhood services organization in Brooklyn, New York; and as a freelance writer, editor, and English teacher in Bogotá, Colombia.
Peter received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in January 2020. As a law student, he was a member of the Racial Equity Strategies Clinic, in which he assisted LDF on a school desegregation case in Mississippi, and the Racial Justice Clinic, in which he conducted research on behalf of the ACLU Voting Rights Project. He has authored a law review article, scheduled for publication later this year, outlining a Thirteenth Amendment challenge to pretrial detention.
Peter is not yet admitted to the bar. He sat for the February 2020 New York State Bar Examination and is awaiting the results. He is supervised by a member of the New York bar.