Alum Jonathan Martin, LLB ’04, appointed as Justice of the Court of King's Bench of Alberta

Faculty of Law - Common Law Section

By Common Law

Communication, Faculty of Law

Poster from the federal governement advertising a judicial appointment in the province of Alberta
The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Jonathan Martin, LLB ‘04, as a Judge of the Alberta Court of King’s Bench.

From the Department of Justice News Release:

Justice Jonathan Martin was born in Montréal, Québec. He obtained a Civil Law degree from the Université de Montréal in 2002, a Common Law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2004, and a Master of Laws degree from George Washington University in 2005. 

After working as a civil litigator in Québec, he joined the Edmonton office of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) in 2010. While with the PPSC, he has held several positions including Senior Counsel, Team Leader of the General Litigation team, Team Leader of the Major Case and Organized Crime team, and Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor of Alberta. In 2022, he was appointed as the Chief Federal Prosecutor of Alberta. 

Justice Martin has gained extensive legal experience through both his trial and appellate work. He has argued numerous matters before the Court of Appeal of Alberta and has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.  

Congratulations to Justice Martin on this appointment!