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About Me

A founding member of Freeland Martz, PLLC, Reed Martz has been affectionately referred to as “The most dangerous lawyer on the planet!”  Reed has written summaries of state laws for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia on www.midsouthgunlawyer.com. 

Reed is an expert on the legal issues surrounding self-defense and weapon laws as well as an avid shooter.

Reed is admitted to practice in the courts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Reed’s qualifications, in addition to those listed on his main biography, include:

  • Plaintiff’s counsel in the groundbreaking case of Joseph Parker v. Leaf River Cellulose (first case of its kind taken to judgment);
  • Graduate of Massad Ayoob Group’s MAG-40 (perfect scores on range and in classroom);
  • Graduate, RangeUSA’s Intermediate Handgun (perfect qualification score);
  • Graduate, Rangemaster’s Basic Personal Protection Course (perfect qualification score);
  • Graduate, Rangemaster’s One Day Advanced Pistol Skills;
  • Graduate, Ole Miss Gun Safety Club Enhanced Pistol Permit class;
  • Graduate, Delta Defense Training, LLC’s Church Security Course (22 hours);
  • Attendee, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Polite Society Tactical Conferences;  Attended classes taught by:
    • Lee Weems
    • Cecil Burch
    • Dr. William Aprill
    • Greg Ellifritz
    • Fletcher Fuller
    • Karl Rehn
    • John Hearne
    • Chuck Haggard
    • Steve Moses
    • Caleb Causey
    • John Farnham
    • Paul Martin
    • Emanuel Kapelsohn
    • Erik Pakieser and Rolf Penzel
    • John Murphy
    • Tom Givens
    • Dr. Lauren Pugliese
    • Spencer Keepers
    • Larry Linderman
    • Darryl Bolke.
  • Attendee, Project Appleseed;
  • Panel Counsel, American Knife and Tool Institute;
  • Panel Counsel, Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network, LLC;
  • Panel Counsel, United States Concealed Carry Association;
  • Attorney Referral Member, Second Defense Alliance;
  • Speaker, author, and radio guest
    • Reed has spoken to the Mississippi Bar’s summer school for lawyers, at multiple continuing legal education programs, to student and women’s groups, been a guest on MPB’s In Legal Terms radio show and The J.T. Show on Supertalk Mississippi, was featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Justicia.com, and has been cited in multiple news articles and legal publications.
    • Reed has written “friend of the court” (amicus curiae) briefs in several Second Amendment cases.


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