Martin L. Hatfield, County Attorney
Martin Hatfield is a native of the Nancy community in western Pulaski County. He is currently serving as your Pulaski County Attorney where his duties include prosecution of all criminal and juvenile matters in District Court, child support collections, delinquent tax collections, cold check collections, as well as advising the Pulaski County Fiscal Court and County Judge-Executive on all legal matters related to county business.
In addition to his duties as County Attorney, Martin also serves on the boards of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Governor's Kentucky Criminal Justice Council, Kentucky County Attorneys Association, Somerset Community College Foundation, is the Kentucky County Attorney's representative to the Kentucky Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee, and was recently appointed by Governor Bevin as one of three County Attorneys from across Kentucky to serve on the Attorney General's Prosecutors Advisory Council. He is a member of Sievers Lodge #491 and First Baptist Church of Somerset and is past president of the Pulaski County Bar Association.
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 28 years, is a kindergarten teacher at Pulaski Elementary School. They have two daughters, Mackenzie, a 2013 graduate of Georgetown College is married to Marine Sergeant and CID Agent Levi Lima and reside at Camp Pendleton, California. Their second daughter, Madison, is a junior at Georgetown College. Martin is the son of Avery and Lois Hatfield.