Clarence Martin III
A graduate of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, Clarence Martin III served on its Board of Advisors from 1992 - 2015. He is also Vatican Liaison for the Iraqi-Kurdistan Christianity Project which was begun to support the Christians in northern Iraq who had come under attack by Al Queda and others in 2005, and by ISIS in 2014. Martin is President of the Washington-Baltimore Chapter of Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and has been since 2001.
In 2012, he retired from the practice of law at Martin and Seibert, L.C. after practicing complex litigation for 36 years. Early in his career he served in both the U.S. House of Representatives as Assistant Counsel in the Interstate and Foreign Policy Committee, in the U.S. Justice Department, and as a Delegate in the West Va. House.
His honors and awards are many, and include the Order of St. Gregory the Great - Awarded by Pope Benedict XVI; President’s Award, Federal Association, Order of MALTA
Cross of Merit, Pro Merito Meletinsi– awarded by the Grand Master and Sovereign Council, Order of Malta; Distinguished West Virginian Highest Civilian Honor Awarded by the Governor; Who's Who in American Law; and Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.
He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court;
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the 3rd and 4th Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia; U.S. District Court for both Maryland and the District of Columbia; the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Virginia; the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for both the District of Columbia and Maryland.