Martin chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

John D. Martin, Managing Partner of the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Medical Malpractice Law—Defendants  “Lawyer of the Year” for Wilmington. (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” is presented annually to one attorney in each practice area in each market.

Martin serves as Co-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner.  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.


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