Mac Martin

Mac Martin

Former Hall County Judge

Philip “Mac” Martin started his career in 1977 in Grand Island, where he was engaged in private law practice until he was appointed to the County Court bench in 1990. He served the State of Nebraska and Hall County as a county/juvenile court judge for 26 years until his retirement in 2017.

Martin graduated from Hastings College with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1974. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, College of Law in 1977.

While on the bench, Martin worked with Hall County Supervisors to establish the Juvenile Diversion Program. Additionally, Martin was instrumental in the creation of the Hall County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program to support abused and neglected children in the court system.

Martin has also been involved in the community, serving in the leadership of many organizations including the Boy Scouts, Heartland United Way, Citizen Advocacy, and Mid-Plains Mental Health Center. He served as president of the Nebraska County Judges Association and was named the 2016 recipient of the Love of Children Award by a coalition of Hall County children’s charities.

Since retirement in 2017, Martin was inducted into the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor, serves as the chairman for the CHI St. Francis Community Board and Hall County Merit Commission, and is a board member of the Hall County Historical Society.

Martin and his wife, Ann, reside in Doniphan, Nebraska, and are the parents of two grown sons, Paul and James.


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