The amount of time we share on this planet is often too short and always unknown. It is with great sadness that we report that Mississippi trial lawyer Precious Martin died on May 11, at the age of 41.
Precious was a member of the American Association for Justice for over a decade and had served as President of his local trial lawyer association, the Mississippi Association for Justice. He was a community leader and personal friend and mentor to many, taking time to make himself available to those who asked for his help.
Precious had served as one of the attorneys in the trial over the vote totals for 2013 mayoral election in Hattiesburg. He was an avid supporter of pro-civil justice candidates, and was also known for his work on civil rights cases, such as the litigation that alleged the federal government denied USDA benefits for nearly 15 years to African American farmers.
Precious and his wife, Crystal, worked together at his Jackson law firm. They were one year apart at the University of Mississippi School of Law when they met in the mid 1990's. They married and were raising four children at the time of Precious' death.
Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with Crystal, her children, and with Precious' friends and colleagues at this terribly sad time.