Michael Martinez, Staff Attorney, joined SCELP in January 2021 and focuses on environmental litigation and advocacy in the Upstate. From 2016 to 2021, Michael served as an assistant public defender for the Greenville County Public Defender's Office. After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014, he began his legal career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Aphrodite Konduros and as a staff attorney at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Michael grew up in Naples, Florida, and attended Florida State University. He now lives in Greenville with his significant other, Whitney, and their dog, Layla.