Sam Martin was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he graduated with honors from Fayetteville High School. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Agricultural Business and minors in Communications and Legal Studies. After completing his undergraduate degree, he enrolled in University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. In 2011 he graduated law school and immediately started working as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Benton County, Arkansas after passing the Arkansas Bar.
While at the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, he was assigned to prosecute cases in the name of the State of Arkansas in multiple courts across Northwest Arkansas. On multiple occasions, he was appointed as a Special Prosecutor to handle felony cases in Madison and Washington Counties. During his tenure as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases. He has handled almost every kind of criminal case from a simple littering ticket all the way to Capital Murder. He has successfully tried multiple cases to the bench and to the jury.
As a Deputy Prosecutor, Sam coordinated a monthly intelligence meeting of all the local area narcotics units that serve Benton, Madison, and Washington Counties. He was also the lead attorney on all civil asset forfeiture cases in Benton County, Arkansas from 2013 until he transitioned into private practice in 2019. Sam also volunteered his time as an instructor to various law enforcement agencies throughout Arkansas. He has instructed city, county, state, federal, and military law enforcement officers on areas of civil rights, civil liability, asset forfeiture, courtroom testimony, evidence, and constitutional law just to name a few.