BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIAL A. WEBSTER, SR.
I was born on June 30, 1960 in St. Maarten to Wilfred and Violet Webster. I am the fifth son of eleven children born to my parents. I moved to St. Croix in 1964. I attended the St. Mary’s School, then I attended the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School. I then attended the St. Croix Central High School and graduated in 1979.
After high school, I enrolled in California State University and in 1984 I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and a minor in human studies. I also joined the Marine Corp. Reserves, while attending California State University, from 1981 until 1986. After graduating from college, I worked with Attorney Eszart Wynter for two and a half (2 ½) years as a paralegal. While working for Attorney Wynter, I became a real estate salesman and was a partner in Tamarind Real Estate. I then attended Howard University and graduated in 1990. While attending Howard University, I was a Merit Scholar from 1987 to 1990, a Member of the National Moot Court Team and I also received the American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence, Property I, Criminal Procedure, Collective Bargaining and Arbitration & Remedies.
After graduating from Howard University School of Law in 1990, I clerked for the Honorable Judge Raymond L. Finch for two (2) years. I then joined the Law Offices of Wynter & Webster as a Junior Partner from 1992 through 1995. In 1995, I began my own practice and have been successfully practicing law for sixteen (16) years in solo practice.
In addition to having my private practice, I also taught at the University of the Virgin Islands on a part-time basis for six (6) years from 1996 through 2002. From 2002 through 2004, I served as legal advisor to Senators Ronald Russell and Luther Renee. I also served on the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Virgin Islands and was the treasurer. Finally, I served on the Territorial Public Defender’s Board of Directors for a period of four (4) years.
In addition to being a member of the Virgin Islands Bar Association, I am also a member of the American Bar Association, Third Circuit of Appeals, Fourth Circuit of Appeals, American Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Justice Panel and National Institute of Trial Lawyers.
In addition to my legal practice, I mentor young (troubled) males from the ages of 13-19. I have mentored troubled young males for many years who have successfully graduated from high school and have went on to the military services or college. I am in the process of mentoring two (2) young men, ages 13 and 14, who are presently adjudicated juvenile delinquents.
I have four (4) children: Martial A. Webster, Jr., Azhuwa Webster, Lionice Webster and Arian Webster. I also had a daughter named Ayida Webster who died in 2006.