Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.A. in economics from Brooklyn College in 1965. Following graduation he enrolled in post graduate economic studies at the City University of New York for a Masters degree in economics. Martin received a Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1972 and was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in April 1973.
From 1973 to 1978, Martin was employed as an associate trial attorney at the insurance defense firm of Halper, Passick, Prince and Weinstein, Esqs., where he defended and tried personal injury cases in the Civil and Supreme Courts. During this period, the firm assigned to him the responsibility of overseeing and taking to trial cases involving plaintiff personal injury matters. He succeeded in greatly expanding the firm's plaintiff personal injury practice and quickly became the firm's specialist, concentrating exclusively in this area.
In 1978, Martin joined Henry Isaacson, a greatly respected maritime negligence attorney and became partners with him and Michael Korson in 1983, when they established the present firm. Since its creation, Martin assumed the role of managing partner, focusing on the preparation and trial of personal injury matters from automobile accidents to wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, labor and premises law as well as municipal liability.
Since 1974, Martin represented thousands of victims of negligence and succeeded in obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, some of which were multi million dollar verdicts and settlements. He appeared on television as an expert in the field of personal injury law and is often consulted by attorneys on tort law and practice.
Martin is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is involved in local and national organizations dealing with youth and education for which he was the recipient of several honors and awards in recognition of his service.
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