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State and Federal Court Civil Litigation

Our firm's focus is on resolving our clients' civil legal disputes. In addition to trial work in both federal and state courts, we handle mediations and arbitrations. We diligently seek the most favorable outcome for our clients, using negotiation and trial advocacy skills. Mr. Martin has concentrated for over 30 years on representing automobile dealerships in all aspects of their legal needs. Our civil trial experience includes a broad range of civil litigation, including employment law, breach of contract, insurance matters, products liability, real estate disputes, lease disputes, unfair trade practices, and personal injury.


Representation of Automobile Dealerships

For over 30 years Mr. Martin has assisted a number of automobile dealerships with a variety of legal issues and disputes, including the representation of dealers in a state-wide Unfair Trade Practices lawsuit. Other types of cases handled on behalf of car dealers include products liability claims, warranty disputes, employer/employee disputes, personal injury suits, preparation of leases and other business documents, and corporate issues.


General Counsel Services to Businesses

The firm provides general corporations law services to businesses, including preparation of corporate minutes, contracts, real estate leases, and other business proposals, as well as assisting with the resolution of employment workplace disputes.

The industry sectors we have represented include both large and small businesses, with a focus on representing insurance companies, automobile dealerships, professional associations, manufacturers, and individuals with business-related legal disputes.


Unfair Trade Practices

Unfair trade practices encompass a broad array of torts, all of which involve economic injury caused by deceptive or wrongful conduct. The legal theories that can be asserted include trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, false advertising, palming-off, dilution and disparagement, and may be governed by common law as well as federal and state statutes and regulations.


Products Liability

We have handled a variety of claims alleging product failure, including claims of fire hazard in microwave ovens, defective pyrotechnics, defective breast implants, and defective automobile airbag deployment.


Personal Injury

Our primary focus in the personal injury area is defending companies and individuals against liability claims.


Employment Law

We have defended a variety of employment related litigation, including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, employment tort claims, wrongful discharge, and covenants not to compete.


Insurance Matters

The firm defends businesses and individuals against various types of personal injury and property damage claims, issues opinions interpreting insurance policy provisions, and assists insurance providers with arson investigations.


Appellate

Our appellate practice includes appeals of both federal and state court trial verdicts, and administrative rulings, on a varied range of subjects, including employment-related disputes, insurance coverage issues, dissolution of business relationships, eminent domain condemnation proceedings, and interpretations of business contracts. We have handled appeals on behalf of clients whose trials were handled by other firms.


Hague Convention on International Child Abduction

The firm is experienced in handling international child abduction issues, pursuant to the Hague Convention, to which the United States and 50 foreign countries are signatory. In 2007, Mr. Martin successfully adjudicated the return to Germany of two children secretly removed from their home and transported to America by their American mother without their German father's consent.