John R. Martin Jr.

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Partner
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky
Phone:
502-589-7616 (Local)
Fax:
502-589-2119
Email:
  • John R. Martin, Jr. | is recognized as a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Best Lawyers 2016

I have been certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1994. I have been listed in the Best Lawyers edition of the Louisville magazine under both Personal Injury Defense and Mediation since 2006.  I have been listed by Kentucky Super Lawyers since 2007 and Best Lawyers in America since 1995, which is the oldest and most respected peer rated publication in the legal profession. I am admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of U.S. District Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

I have over 34 years’ experience and focus my practice in Insurance Defense, including Personal Injury, UM/UIM, Declaratory Judgment Actions, Product Liability, Property Casualty, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith. Additionally, I have done work as a mediator for the past 10 years. I have extensive experience in State and Federal trial practice and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
 
My professional associations and memberships include: Member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Fayette County Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, IOLTA Fund, Board of Trustees, 2000-2006, IOLTA Fund, Chairman, 2003-2006, Kentucky Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2006-Present, Kentucky Bar Foundation President-Elect, 2010-2011, Kentucky Bar Foundation, President, 2011.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Civil Litigation
  • 30% Insurance Defense
  • 30% Mediation/ADR
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Property & Casualty
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Animal Bites -- Defense
  • Assault & Battery -- Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • Wrongful Death -- Defense
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science/Economics
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England - 1975

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in Louisville
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer - Personal Injury Law - Defense, Mediation/Arbitration Law Non-Family
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in Louisville
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in Kentucky, 2016
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Louisville, Louisville Magazine, 2006 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • IOLTA Fund, Board of Trustees, 2000 - 2006
  • IOLTA Fund, Chairman, 2003 - 2006
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, President-Elect, 2010 - 2011
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, President, 2011

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation