Kemp Klein Law Firm
While a senior at Michigan State University and on a study
abroad program in Hong Kong, Christopher Martella and three other students
founded a software company that converted traditional webpages into pages that can
be viewed on a cell phone. They sold the company to a regional mobile phone
operator after only a year of operation. After a brief foray in retail, Martella
attended law school and upon completion, accepted a position with a law firm in
Kuwait where he was the first American associate attorney in the firm's
international office. He helped grow the firm to the largest international
practice group in the Kuwait. While in the Middle East, he became skilled in
Islamic finance and real estate development and presented to governmental
agencies, clients and trade groups looking to do business in the region. He
returned to Michigan energized by its growth and rebirth where his practice
includes cybersecurity. Martella obtained a graduate degree from the University
of Detroit-Mercy and was given the Richard H.L. Marshall award as the top
student award in the department.
Martella is active in
the Detroit Institute of Arts and its fundraising and membership recruitment.
He oversaw the special exhibit of "Samurai, Beyond the Sword"
fundraising and gala opening dinner for 250 people. He is part of the monthly group of Kemp
Klein's attorney volunteers that provide pro-bono legal services to the Common
The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.