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Jean S. Martin - Tampa, FL

201 North Franklin Street7th Floor Tampa, FL 33602

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Updated: 08/18/2022

Tampa Class Action Lawyer

Overview

Jean Sutton Martin is a lead attorney in Morgan and Morgan's Complex Litigation Group. For more than 20 years, Ms. Martin has concentrated her practice on complex litigation, including consumer protection and defective products class action. She has a unique background having handled individual personal injury and mass tort cases as well as managing large consumer class actions...

Jean Sutton Martin is a lead attorney in Morgan and Morgan's Complex Litigation Group. For more than 20 years, Ms. Martin has concentrated her practice on complex litigation, including consumer protection and defective products class action. She has a unique background having handled individual personal injury and mass tort cases as well as managing large consumer class actions.

Jean has considerable experience in data breach cases, including appointments as interim co-lead counsel in In re Morgan Stanley Data Security Litigation, 1:20-cv-05914 (S.D.N.Y.), In re Warner Music Group, Case No. 1:20-cv-07473-PGG (S.D.N.Y.), In Re: Ambry Genetics Data Breach Litigation, No. 20-cv-00791 (C.D. Cal), In re Brinker Data Incident Litigation, 18-cv-686 (M.D. Fla.), and Gordon, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.,17-cv-01415 (D. Colo.) She is also a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee and bellwether trial team in In re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 17-md-2775 (D. Md.) and a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in In re: Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 19-md-2921 (D. N.J).

Recognizing the growing importance of ESI issues, Jean obtained eDiscovery certification from the eDiscovery Training Academy at Georgetown Law Center in 2017. She is often called upon by other members of her firm to negotiate ESI protocols, establish document review protocols and procedures, and select appropriate ESI vendors tailored to the specific litigation.

In 2016, Jean was selected by her peers as the top Litigation attorney in the State of North Carolina for Business North Carolina Magazine's Legal Elite, gaining membership in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Since 2012, she has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for North Carolina in the areas of mass torts and class actions, with additional selection to the Top 50 Women North Carolina list.

Jean has been honored with the prestigious "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In2015, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a prestigious trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. For upholding the highest principles of the legal profession and for outstanding dedication to the welfare of others, Ms. Martin has also been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary legal organization whose membership is limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers in each state.

Jean received her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review and a member of Moot Court. Ms. Martin graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics and earned a Master of International Business from the University of South Carolina.

Prior to her legal career, she worked in Munich, Germany on the finance team of a global computer company focusing on the company's expansion into the Eastern European market after the fall of the Berlin wall. Ms. Martin also worked as a marketing manager for an international candy manufacturer where her responsibilities included product development, brand licensing, market research, and sales analysis.

Ms. Martin is a member of the North Carolina bar. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.

About Jean S. Martin

Practice Areas

  • Class Action

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Editorial Board)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Membership Committee)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Communications Committee)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Education Committee )
  • American Association for Justice

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1998
    Juris Doctor
    Law Review: Wake Forest Law Review, Editor-In-Chief, 1997 - 1998
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1991
    Master of International Business Studies
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1989
    Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Economics

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Jean S. Martin

Included on the 2022 North Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jean S. Martin on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Litigation (2012-Present)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, Litigation (2012-Present)
  • "Top 50 Women in North Carolina" (2014 & 2015)
  • Peer Review Rating of AV® in Martindale-Hubbell
  • North Carolina Business Legal Elite Top Litigation Attorney, 2016
  • North Carolina Business Legal Elite Hall of Fame

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201 North Franklin Street7th Floor Tampa, FL 33602

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