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ABOUT US

Our practice focuses on commercial transactions and civil litigation.  We represent both large and small entities, from locally-owned, small businesses to international, Fortune 500 companies. 

 

We have a long-standing reputation for providing high quality, responsive legal services.  We believe our success over the years is a direct result of our deep emphasis on ethics and loyalty to our clients.  

 

The firm has been Lex Mundi's exclusive member for Guam since 1989.  We are rated a Band 1 General Business Law firm by Chambers and Partners.  The firm is also a member of the Nextlaw Referral Network.

 

For over 40 years, we have been a proud member of the Guam Chamber of Commerce.  

OUR HISTORY

Blair Sterling Johnson & Martinez, P.C., traces its roots to the solo practice of J. Bradley Klemm, which he established in 1975.   

 

In December 1976, Mr. Klemm partnered with Alan E. Dear and Willis R. Lawrence to form Klemm Dear & Lawrence.  Mr. Lawrence eventually left the firm to become in-house counsel for Duty Free Shoppers International.  Mr. Dear later retired and contributed a great deal of time in his later years toward improving the Guam Territorial Law Library.  

 

Since then, the firm has hired and trained a great deal of local legal talent, with several of the firm's alumni moving on to become partners at large and prestigious international law firms and to take positions as in-house counsel for international corporations.  The firm's alumni also include Hon. Peter C. Siguenza, Jr., former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam, and Hon. Jeffrey L. Beattie, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.  

 

Mr. Klemm served as the firm's President until 2001, when William Blair was elected to the position.  In December 2013, Mr. Klemm retired from the day-to-day practice of law.  

Mr. Blair served as President of Blair Sterling Johnson & Martinez until his unexpected death in 2019.

NEWS

September 30, 2019

Thomas Sterling and Jehan’Ad Martinez participated in Lex Mundi’s Asia/Pacific Regional Conference in Seoul, South Korea from September 19-21. The conference included geo-political discussions on the “impasse over the United States and North Korea Talks” (by Retired Ko...

September 4, 2019

Blair Sterling Johnson & Martinez is pleased to announce that  Jennifer H. Cornely has joined the firm as an associate in the Commercial and Federal practice groups.

Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she...

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