Wesley J Martinez



Wesley Martinez is an associate in the Litigation department with Foley & Lardner LLP. Wesley is based in the Jacksonville office where he is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group.

Prior to joining Foley, Wes practiced as an attorney with the United States Navy first as a prosecutor and then defense counsel.  During his tenure with the U.S. Navy, he was assigned as lead defense counsel for dozens of clients at all stages of complex criminal litigation throughout the Southeast Region of the United States.  His representative matters as lead defense counsel include successfully litigating numerous high-stakes jury trials to verdict.  In addition, prior to his practice with the U.S. Navy, Wes gained experience with a California based law firm representing both private and public sector clients in employment and general litigation matters.    


  • University of Southern California (J.D., 2016)
    • Member, International Arbitration Team
    • Judicial Extern, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.
    • Student Attorney, USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project
    • Clerkship, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Capital Habeas Unit
  • Harvard University (B.L.A., 2013)
    • Member, Harvard Alumni Association


  • California
  • Florida