15th Feb 2016
Chris Martella was recently recognized as one of Oakland County’s “Elite 40 Under 40.” Chris received this recognition for his numerous achievements in and out of the office. He joins a class of equally energetic and accomplished young CEOs, foundation chairs, teachers, innovators and community leaders, each from different walks of life and experiences. Just one of Chris’s many accomplishments include being the first attorney to obtain a master’s degree in cybersecurity. Chris obtained his master’s degree in an effort to provide local expertise once only found in California and Washington D.C. to clients who are victims of data breaches, want to better secure their information technology, or understand the legal aspects of their cybersecurity obligations to third parties. This is a practice area that Chris continues to serve, in addition to his real property practice. Outside of the office, Chris has also served as president of an auxiliary group at the Detroit Institute of Arts through the tumultuous City of Detroit bankruptcy and is a member of University of Detroit Mercy’s steering committee for the advancement of technology and cybersecurity education. Chris also volunteers with a local car club to raise money for charity.
Chris finds himself energized by any challenge and opportunity to make a difference, even during Michigan’s decline in economy, and continually strives to bring his energy to advocate for his clients and community. Please join us in congratulating Chris and all of the class members of this year’s Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40!