J. Michael Martinez practiced law for 33 years before he became a full-time teacher in 2020.  During his long tenure as a practitioner, he also taught political science courses as a part-time instructor at various Atlanta-area universities, including the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Georgia Gwinnett College. Today he teaches political science and public administration at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is the author of 16 books.