Steven A. Martino

Steven A. Martino: Attorney with Taylor Martino, P.C.
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  • 51 Saint Joseph Street, P.O. Box 894, Mobile, AL 36601
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Steven A. Martino is a senior shareholder at Taylor Martino. He concentrates primarily on wrongful death, personal injury, class action and mass-tort litigation with special emphasis on financing fraud, products liability and vehicle accidents. Mr. Martino has tried and settled many industrial and construction accident cases in the past twenty years. He has been licensed to practice in all courts of Alabama for over twenty-five years. Mr. Martino was born in Pennsylvania and raised near Cleveland, Ohio. He is married and has three children. He is a sustaining member of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA). He enjoys playing and coaching sports with his children, golfing, bird hunting and exercising.For seven years, he served as National Co-Liaison Counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Multi-District Litigation entitled in re: Amtrak “Sunset Limited Train Crash in Bayou Canot in Mobile, AL, USDC Case No. CV-94-5000-RV-C, following the worst railroad disaster in U.S. history which occurred in September of 1993.


Mr. Martino was one of three plaintiffs’ attorneys who negotiated the landmark settlement with cigarette manufacturer, The Liggett Group, announced in March of 1996 in conjunction with the historic settlement agreement entered into by twenty-two States Attorneys General and The Liggett Group the same week.


Mr. Martino served a Co-Lead Counsel in Nealy v. Woodmen of the World, a class action settlement of $23.1 million which alleged discriminatory practices by the Woodmen of the World Insurance Company in the sale and issuance of life insurance policies to African Americans. He has also served as lead counsel in Hunter v. Bank One (a multi-state class action alleging fraud in the financing of home satellite systems settled for $27.5 million) as well as on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the Carnegie v. Household International, Inc., H&R Block, et al. (establishing a $39 million settlement fund for misrepresentations in the offering of income tax refund anticipation loans “RALS” ) and Cox, et al v. Shell Oil, et al, (establishing the $1.1 billion Polybutylene Pipe Settlement Fund for claims of defective design, manufacture and distribution of polybutylene plumbing systems – the largest settlement of a property damage class action in United States history at that time).


In addition to these cases listed above, Mr. Martino has served on several Plaintiffs’ Counsel committees for many statewide and national class action cases including those against hardboard siding manufacturers, vitamin and prescription drug manufacturers/distributors, cellular phone providers, personal finance/bank institutions, oil and gas producing companies, and insurance companies.


Recipient, Public Justice Achievement Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1997. Assistant District Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit, Mobile, Alabama, 1984-1986. Member, Plaintiff's Steering Committee, National Co-Liaison Counsel, in re: Amtrak Sunset Limited Disaster Litigation, MDL. Lead Class Counsel, Nealy v. Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Discrimination Litigation; Class Counsel, Cox v. Shell Oil Company, Hoescht Celanese, Polybutylene Pipe Litigation; Lead Class Counsel, Hunter v. Bank One; Co-Lead Class Counsel, Myers v. First Tennessee Bank; Class Counsel, Bennett v. Alltel Communication; Class Counsel, Zawikowski v. H&R Block.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product's Liability
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
251-433-3131  Phone
251-405-5080  Fax
www.taylormartino.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 894, Mobile, AL 36601-0894
University Attended:
Earlham College, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 1984, Alabama
Memberships:
Mobile Bar Association; Alabama State Bar (Member, Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Criminal Procedure, 1986-1988); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member); Southwest Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1958
ISLN:
905122999
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