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 has the time to understand his clients’ needs and does what he can to help resolve their legal troubles.

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.


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.

Top Presentations

  • Forms, Outsourcing, and Gig Work — Things You Need to Know, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association (March 30, 2022)
  • #LegalTech Conference Infrastructure and Apps Presentation – Click to Read Transcript
  • Corporate Counsel 2021: Leveraging Legal Tech to Improve Your Practice, Client Experience, and Bottom Line, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Fall FastTrack 2020: Work from Home Tips and Toolbox, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee General Solo FastTrack 2021, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee FastTrack Nashville 2020: Technology for General-Solos, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Corporate Counsel Forum 2021, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Fall FastTrack 2020: Work from Home Tips and Toolbox, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee General-Solo FastTrack Fall, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • General CLE: Essential Law Firm Technology, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Summer FastTrack: Nashville 2020, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • General CLE: Legal Infrastructure Technology, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee FastTrack in Knoxville, Online CLE Course, Tennessee Bar Association

Top Testimonials

“Have known David Heller and Sean Martin for 20+ years. Highly recommend both of them. Dave did the estate plans and wills for my family. Sean finalized a 20 year post divorce property settlement in the middle of COVID and the winter holiday season. Thanks for your hard work, guys.” – Sheryl B.

“Honestly you are like finding a pair of designer shoes in the most popular size 7…. on clearance in Saks.” – Former Client

“Sean Martin was all the things you want in an attorney under these circumstances — professional, patient, experienced and totally focused on the outcome we wanted for our family. He did a wonderful job helping steer this to closure and worked effectively with both of us. It’s not easy to balance being one party’s advocate while working fairly with the other, but he made it look that way. Highly recommend him.” – Meredith D.

“I could write a book on how Sean Martin and his team helped me get through my divorce last year. He was dependable and always considered what was best for me and my children. Communication with Sean was outstanding. I knew if I had an urgent question I would hear from him in a timely manner. Sean’s staff went above and beyond on many occasions to ensure I understood every step of the process. Sean was honest and gave me common sense advice that I was able to apply to my situation immediately for a desired result. To this day if I need a question answered about the case I would not hesitate calling his office. Everyone has was so kind from day one. This tragic event did not break me. At times I honestly thought it would. Sean’s team stood beside me and made sure my children and I were taken care of. I cannot say thank Sean and his staff enough. They have been a blessing to us.” – Heather

“Sean Martin is the epitome of a southern gentleman. We have used Sean and his group for about 7 years now. He has been our attorney in regard to the custody of our little girl. He has been more like a family member than a lawyer. He has been there for us for every step in the game. After reading some of the other reviews I felt it necessary to rebut the negative ones from the anonymous internet troll. Everything that was said in those two reviews is absolutely the furthest thing from the truth. Sean has been supportive, available, and honest with us in EVERYTHING he’s ever done for us. Sean is, and will forever remain, top-notch people in our book!!” – Kera L.

“Sean handled my case with the highest professionalism. It was a very difficult time for me and his legal guidance was very helpful. He made himself available when I had questions, kept me updated and explained each step throughout the entire process. I could not have asked for more. If you are looking for an excellent and knowledgeable attorney I would highly recommend Sean Martin.” – Janice

“Mr. Martin is a wonderful caring person. My son was hurt in a motorcycle accident and spent many weeks in the ICU. Sean took care of everything without us having to worry about the legal side while we were caring for my son. He and his staff were excellent and I would recommend him to anyone. Not just an attorney, he has become family.” – Diane F.

“Sean took care of my divorce which was a bit heated. Ex was hostile and to say the least, a bully. Sean was caring, clear and concise throughout the divorce and was quick to step in and remind me that I was not alone. His paralegal Christina was also very helpful, quick to respond and most importantly very kind. This firm realizes that divorce is not an easy process and they go above and beyond to help facilitate a speedy and non-confrontational solution to everything!! His team is the perfect example of what a law firm should be, and frankly, anyone would be fortunate to have Sean represent them.” – Laura

“Sean represented me during my extremely difficult and highly emotional divorce case. We were up against a powerful, and unagreeable, divorce attorney. I give Sean my highest of recommendations. He guided me through the whole process with professionalism, grace, and honesty.” – Doug

“My case already stale after a driver ran a red light and hit me one night on my way home and I received counsel that was unqualified and overworked. Sean started my case from scratch 2 years later with state farm and their client. After several offers and appeals from Sean to get what we deserved, a settlement was made before trial and we can breathe easy. Also, Sean Martin has a secret weapon named LISA. She is Amazing to say the least. She gave me and my wife communication above and beyond anything we have experienced. If you want to have a Great Team Fighting for you as if it was his Own Case Call Sean Martin, I would again in an instant.” – Robert & Kristin