About Reed Martz

RM MidSouth Gun Lawyer
Reed Martz with the rifle he built with the assistance of his two sons and middle daughter.

A founding member of Freeland Martz, PLLC, Reed Martz has been affectionately referred to as “The most dangerous lawyer on the planet!”  Reed has written the definitive Mississippi resource for firearm and other weapon laws.

Reed is an expert on the legal issues surrounding self-defense and weapon laws as well as an avid shooter.

Reed is admitted to practice in the courts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.





Reed’s qualifications, in addition to those listed on his main biography, include:

  • Plaintiff’s counsel in the groundbreaking case of Joseph Parker v. Leaf River Cellulose (first case of its kind taken to judgment);
  • Graduate of Massad Ayoob Group’s MAG-40 (perfect scores on range and in classroom);
  • Graduate, RangeUSA’s Intermediate Handgun (perfect qualification score);
  • Graduate, Rangemaster’s Basic Personal Protection Course (perfect qualification score);
  • Graduate, Rangemaster’s One Day Advanced Pistol Skills;
  • Graduate, Ole Miss Gun Safety Club Enhanced Pistol Permit class;
  • Graduate, Delta Defense Training, LLC’s Church Security Course (22 hours);
  • Attendee, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Polite Society Tactical Conferences;
  • Attendee, Project Appleseed;
  • Panel Counsel, American Knife and Tool Institute;
  • Panel Counsel, Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network, LLC;
  • Panel Counsel, United States Concealed Carry Association;
  • Attorney Referral Member, Second Defense Alliance;
  • Speaker, author, and radio guest
    • Reed has spoken to the Mississippi Bar’s summer school for lawyers, at multiple continuing legal education programs, to student and women’s groups, been a guest on MPB’s In Legal Terms radio show and The J.T. Show on Supertalk Mississippi, was featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Justicia.com, and has been cited in multiple news articles and legal publications.
    • Reed has written “friend of the court” (amicus curiae) briefs in several Second Amendment cases.