Martin concentrates his practice in the firm's Casualty Department with a focus on admiralty and maritime law, shipping litigation, cargo subrogation and transportation law. He has represented multiple insurance carriers and their insureds in matters involving cargo subrogation, hull recovery and warehouse property damage subrogation and recovery. In addition to his maritime practice, Martin regularly defends retail liability claims including premises liability and product liability cases.
As managing shareholder of the firm's Jacksonville office, Martin oversees the day-to-day operations for the entire office, ensuring that client matters are handled promptly, professionally and effectively.
Martin served in the United States Marine Corps as a judge advocate on active duty during 1992 to 2004. His experiences as a judge advocate include litigation as a prosecutor, teaching as an associate professor in the Criminal Law Department, The Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army, and serving as a trial judge in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, Navy, Marine Corps Trial Judiciary.
Martin graduated from the Ohio State University in 1983. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corps and served as a combat engineer for five years. In 1989, Martin was selected to attend law school under the Funded Legal Education Program. In 1992, he graduated as a Sterling Honor (top 5%) from the University of South Dakota School of Law.
•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, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, 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
•Annual Review of Developments in Instructions--2001, THE ARMY LAWYER, August 2002
•The Advocacy Trainer: A Manual For Supervisors, CRIMINAL LAW DEPARTMENT, THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL, U.S. ARMY, Co-Author, 1997-2000
•The Armor: Recent Developments in Self-Incrimination Law, THE ARMY LAWYER, May 2000
•The Cornerstone: Recent Developments in Jurisdiction, THE ARMY LAWYER, April 2000
•The Art of Trial Advocacy Note, The Art of Storytelling, THE ARMY LAWYER, October 1999
•Silence Is Golden: Recent Developments in Self-Incrimination Law, THE ARMY LAWYER, May 1999
•The Top Ten Jurisdiction Hits of the 1998 Term: New Developments in Jurisdiction, THE ARMY LAWYER, April
•1999 the Art of Trial Advocacy Note, an Approach to Cross Examination, THE ARMY LAWYER, July 1998
•Widening the Door: Recent Developments in Self-Incrimination Law, THE ARMY LAWYER, April 1998
•The Power to Prosecute: New Developments in Courts-Martial Jurisdiction, THE ARMY LAWYER, April 1998
Honors & Awards
•Deputy Circuit Military Judge, Piedmont Judicial Circuit, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, 2000 - 2004
•Three Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medals, 1987, 1989, 1995
•Two Meritorious Service Medals, 1996, 2004
•Legion of Merit, 2004
Year Joined Organization: 2004