Sean Martin

Sean Martin

Sean’s practice focuses on two areas: Personal Injury and Family Law.

About Sean Martin

For more than 20 years, Partner Sean J. Martin has been helping personal injury and family laws clients throughout Tennessee. After getting his B.A. and J.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Attorney Martin began his law career as a law clerk for the Davidson County Trial Court from 1999-2001. He went on to become a litigation attorney at Cornelius & Collins, LLP then became an attorney at Drescher & Sharp, P.C. While with Drescher & Sharp, he rose up the ranks to become a partner. In 2011, Attorney Martin left Drescher & Sharp to open his own law firm.

Attorney Martin has represented individuals who have experienced hardship, loss, disillusionment, and hopelessness. He works exclusively in the areas of family law and personal injury, where he guides his clients through their struggles and holds those who caused them accountable. He takes fewer cases than his contemporaries, so he can get to the heart of his clients’ needs and meet them.

Attorney Martin was named a Tennessee Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He was named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. He has a 10 “Superb” rating on AVVO and was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Education

J.D., University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

B.A., University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut

Professional Honors & Awards

Sean J. Martin has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in the field of plaintiff’s personal injury.

In addition, he was named as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Organization.

Mr. Martin is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Family Law Section of each bar association as well.

Sean’s Publications

“Exhibits” Nashville Bar Journal, February 2001

“Preparation” Nashville Bar Journal, December 2000

“Closing Arguments” Nashville Bar Journal, November 2000

“Cross Examination” Nashville Bar Journal, October 2000

“Direct Examination” Nashville Bar Journal, September 2000

“Opening Statements” Nashville Bar Journal, August 2000

“Voir Dire” Nashville Bar Journal, June 2000

“Beside the Bench: Critical Tips for Litigation from the Cheapest Seat in the House”, Nashville Bar Journal

Back to School: Data Privacy vs. Data Use, Facebook Edition,” Nashville Bar Journal, August/September 2018

Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • 2012 – Brain Injury to a Child
    Child was injured due to defendant’s negligence in failing to secure a residential construction site. Case settled on the eve of trial for a confidential amount.
  • 2012 – Tractor-Trailer collision with passenger vehicle
    Client was injured when tractor-trailer operator caused a collision with passenger vehicle being driven by client. Client sustained severe injuries to her back and neck, which required multiple surgeries. Sean J. Martin took this case over from a less-experienced litigator at the request of the client, and resolved the case in short order for a confidential amount.
  • 2011 – Hypodermic Needle left in bed
    Client was injured when he was stuck by a hypodermic needle which was left in a hotel bed by a negligent housekeeping staff. The upscale hotel chain hired three 3 firms and a total of 9 lawyers to defend this case from client’s claims of injury and extreme emotional distress. Case settled at mediation. The hotel owner insisted on confidentiality as a term of the settlement.
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