John D. Martin and Colleen Shea have been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious national association comprised of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Martin and Shea are Partners who are based in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP.

John D. Martin is a trial lawyer who serves as Managing Partner of the Cranfill Sumner Wilmington office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Medical Malpractice Practice Group.  He concentrates his practice in the Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability Defense Practice Groups.  He has tried numerous medical malpractice and personal injury cases throughout eastern North Carolina.

Colleen Shea is a litigator with more than 20 years of experience.  She is a member of the firm’s Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability and Professional Liability Practice Groups.  She focuses on the defense of catastrophic injury cases, healthcare and dental providers sued for malpractice, and mental health specialists accused of malpractice, including boundary violations and sexual exploitation.

“Receiving an invitation to join the American Board of Trial Advocates recognizes an attorney’s experience, reputation and dedication to the legal profession. John Martin and Colleen Shea are respected attorneys who demonstrate our firm’s core values and tireless dedication to their clients. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner.

ABOTA is dedicated to preserving the civil jury trial, and its members are dedicated to skill, civility and integrity. ABOTA’s membership is by invitation only.