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Martin Hatfield was born and raised in Pulaski County and is a native of the Nancy community. ​He is currently serving as your Pulaski County Attorney where his duties include:

  • Prosecution of all Criminal and Juvenile Matters in District Court
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Casey’s Law Proceedings
  • Prosecution of the initial stages of felony offenses at the District Court level
  • Operation of a Rocket Docket Program jointly with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
  • Child Support Enforcement & Collections
  • Delinquent Tax Collections
  • Cold Check Collections
  • Investigation & Prosecution of Election Law Violations
  • Special Prosecutor on Cases Across the Commonwealth
  • Civil Advisor to Pulaski County Government

Prior to being elected County Attorney, Martin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in ​the Eastern District of Kentucky for 16 years, managing the London field office during a ​substantial portion of that time. While with the U.S. Attorney's Office, he was selected by the U.S. ​Department of Justice to assist in the training of new federal prosecutors from across the ​country. During his tenure as an AUSA, Martin received several special act and service awards ​from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney, and numerous federal, state and local law ​enforcement agencies recognizing his service to the citizens of Kentucky and the nation.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, he served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Pulaski and Rockcastle counties for 4 1/2 years.

Martin is a graduate of Nancy High School (1976), Somerset Community College (BS 1978), Eastern Kentucky University (BS 1980) and the University ​of Louisville (now Brandeis) School of Law (1984). Debbie, his wife of 34 years, is a kindergarten teacher at Pulaski Elementary School. They have two ​daughters, Mackenzie, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent, is married to NCIS Special Agent Mike Patrick and stationed at ​Parris Island, South Carolina with his two children Aiden and Ayla. Their second daughter, Madison, is also a 2nd grade teacher at Pulaski Elementary. ​Martin is the son of Avery and Lois Hatfield.

Above and beyond his duties as County Attorney, Martin maintains a commitment to public service and has dedicated over 30 years of his life to ​this service. Martin has served on various boards, councils and committees and has received several accolades for his outstanding public service as ​outlined below.

Public Service at the Local Level:

  • Member of First Baptist Church of Somerset
  • Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Advisory Board
  • Member of Sievers Lodge #491
  • Former president of the Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Former Board Member Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member of the Somerset Community College Foundation Board

Public Service at the State Level:

  • County Attorney of the Year (2016)
  • Former President of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association
  • Governor's Kentucky Criminal Justice Council
  • Member of the Kentucky Child Support Workgroup
  • Kentucky County Attorney's representative to the Kentucky Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee
  • Governor's appointee to Attorney General's Prosecutors Advisory Council
  • County Attorney representative to the Kentucky Opioid Settlement Negotiations

Martin employs a team of assistants and staff who share the same drive, desire to serve, and love of Pulaski County. Together, they work hard to ​meet your needs.

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