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Sean J. Martin

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smartin@mhpslaw.com
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2122 21st Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

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

PERSONAL INJURY

In personal injury cases, Sean represents individuals who are injured due to the fault of another. He holds the at-fault party responsible for his or her conduct and, when an insurance company is involved, he makes sure the company pays for the mistake(s) of their insured.

In representing individuals against persons or companies who often have large war chests to fight an injured party’s just claim for compensation, Sean uses his education, training and experience—including his past experience as an insurance company attorney—to “level the playing field” and see that his clients get the compensation to which they are entitled.

If you have been injured at the hands of another—either a person, persons, company or corporation—please contact Sean so that he may evaluate your case.

You should be aware that most personal injury claims must be brought within one (1) year of the date of injury. If you have been injured in the past year, please contact Sean as soon as possible so that he can assist you with getting the compensation you deserve.

In personal injury cases, Sean does not charge a fee unless he WINS.

FAMILY LAW

Sean’s experience with family law began in Judge Shipley’s Court, where he was her clerk for two (2) years after law school. He assisted the Judge with all aspects of her family docket with issues ranging from simple uncontested divorces to complex child custody cases and everything in between.

Since then, he has represented both men and women in every conceivable domestic situation, including cases where emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse of one party or the parties’ children has been alleged. Sean has the training, experience, and, perhaps more importantly, the temperament to assist you with your family law case.

If you find yourself in need of a family lawyer, please contact Sean. He will answer all of your questions, and be with your throughout the emotional process of family litigation.

American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
Education

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

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

Yale University - New Haven, Connecticut

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.
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

Awards, Accolades & Memberships

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.