As a member of the firm’s Business Litigation section, Martin advises and represents diverse businesses in various phases of litigation, assessing risk and facilitating a strategy to resolve it. His broad experience allows him to advocate on behalf of small businesses, commercial lenders, financial institutions, utilities, corporations, and municipalities. Martin can help you resolve disputes over contractual obligations, employment agreements, products liability, insurance and policy coverage, and corporate governance.
Martin has a demonstrated ability in the field of Business Litigation, both in advising commercial clients on procedures designed to minimize the impact of litigation and successfully advocating a client’s position in state and federal courts. Martin can effectively navigate your case through the state appellate courts as well. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee—a committee of attorneys and judges that recommends appellate rules changes to the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Evans v. Chalmers , 703 F.3d 636 (4th Cir. 2012)
Lincoln v. City of Greenville , No. 4:10-CV-21-BO, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7763 (E.D.N.C. Jan. 25, 2011)
Asheboro Paper & Packaging, Inc. v. Dickinson , 599 F. Supp. 2d 664 (M.D.N.C. 2009)
Midsouth Golf, LLC v. Fairfield Harbourside Condo. Ass’n , 187 N.C. App. 22, 652 S.E.2d 378 (2007)
Protected national wireless carrier’s interests in dispute over rooftop lease with condominium association.
Counseled securities broker-dealer in dispute with investors over forecasts in placement memorandum.
Advised national retailers and non-profits on Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; defended other businesses in litigation over their level of ADA compliance.
Defended utility companies in catastrophic personal injury litigation and superfund litigation.
Effectively advocated for employers in litigation over wrongful termination, covenants not to compete, and unemployment compensation.
Extinguished municipality liability in negligence suit over water & sewer supply.
Represented architects, lawyers, and other professionals in professional malpractice cases.
Successfully defeated “portable tort” theory of personal jurisdiction for hospital and provider.
Defended insurer against inflated damages claims under a business interruption policy.
Achieved motor home retailer’s desired forum in suits alleging fraud, lemon law claims, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.