About Steve Martini
Steve Martini is an American writer of legal and suspense thrillers, best known for The Judge and . In 1984, Martini turned his talents to fiction. Compelling Evidence, the novel that introduced attorney Paul Madriani, was published by Putnam in 1992. A national bestseller, that novel earned Martini a critical and popular following.
Steve Martini was born in 1946 in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area and Southern California. Martini currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and travels extensively.
An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Martini’s first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues.
In 1974, after he graduated from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, he entered private law practice in California where he appeared in both state and federal courts. During his law career he worked as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program, and was an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer.
He is currently works full time as an author of best selling legal thrillers.