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John D. Martin is a trial lawyer and is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Wilmington, North Carolina office. John concentrates his practice in the Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability Defense Practice Groups. He has successfully tried numerous medical malpractice and personal injury cases throughout eastern North Carolina. Many of his cases involve brain injury, birth trauma, paraplegia, and wrongful death. Additionally, John has experience with large construction litigation, premises liability, and hospital/workplace security.
John has appeared before the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
John has been recognized by his peers and is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions. He has been selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers® every year since 2009. He also maintains an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, the most prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached the highest levels of skill and integrity.
John defends hospitals, physicians and physician practices and long term care facilities in litigation. He represents and advises hospitals and medical care providers in pre-suit claims and risk management issues, and represents architects, engineers and related professionals in litigation and claims disputes. He also serves as panel counsel for various professional liability insurance carriers.
Cases or matters referenced do not represent the lawyer’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.
Professional, Civic and Community Activities
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
- Defense Research Institute, Member
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants: 2006, 2008 – 2013
- Selected by North Carolina Super Lawyers® as a Super Lawyer: 2009 – 2013
- Maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell