With more than two decades' experience as a litigator, Martin concentrates his practice in the area of casualty law. His practice is focused on maritime law, shipping litigation, cargo subrogation and transportation law. Among his diverse client base, Martin has represented multiple insurance carriers and their insureds in matters involving cargo subrogation, hull recovery and warehouse property damage and recovery. In addition to his maritime practice, he regularly defends retail liability claims including premises liability and product liability cases, as well as auto liability lawsuits.
As managing shareholder of the firm's Jacksonville office, Martin oversees a team of veteran attorneys handling coporate, commercial and civil litigation matters. Additionally, he oversees the Casualty Practice Group for the entire state of Florida, ensuring that client matters are handled promptly, professionally and effectively.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Martin served as a combat engineer and judge advocate from 1984 - 2004 in the United States Marine Corps. While in this role, he served as a prosecutor; an associate professor in the Criminal Law Department of The Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army; and as a trial judge in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, Navy, Marine Corps Trial Judiciary.
Actively involved in the legal community, Martin is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Claims Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Maritime Law Association of the United States, and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI). He is admitted to practice law in Florida, South Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
•The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Moderator - Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014
•Associate Professor, Criminal Law Department, The Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, VA, 1997-2000
Past Employment Positions
•U.S. Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel, (Retired) 1984-2004
•The 'Citadel of Privity'-A Fortress in Ohio for a Claim of Breach of Implied Warranty Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2007
•A Hole in the Make-Whole Doctrine: The Ohio Supreme Court Approves an Insurance Contract that Avoids the Make-Whole Doctrine, Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 1, March, 2005
•The Advocacy Trainer: A Manual For Supervisors, CRIMINAL LAW DEPARTMENT, THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL, U.S. ARMY, Co-Author, 1997-2000
•The Art of Trial Advocacy Note, The Art of Storytelling, THE ARMY LAWYER, October 1999
•1999 the Art of Trial Advocacy Note, an Approach to Cross Examination, THE ARMY LAWYER, July 1998
Honors & Awards
• Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
•Three Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medals, 1987, 1989, 1995
•Two Meritorious Service Medals, 1996, 2004
•Legion of Merit, 2004
Year Joined Organization
Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Offense is a Good Defense
Seminar • Sep 17, 2014 *Complimentary breakfast begins at 8:00am and lunch will be provided.Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a comprehensive review of the latest legal trends in Medicare, Bad Faith, Social Media Discovery and more.....Topics include:...
On the Pulse...Our Jacksonville, Florida, Office
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2011
Jacksonville, which is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River in northeast Florida, is the largest city in area in the continental United States and is a rapidly growing metropolitan city with approximately 850,000 residents. The city's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2011