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John R. Martin Jr. - Louisville, KY

220 West Main StreetSuite 1900 Louisville, KY 40202

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Updated: 08/18/2022

Louisville Civil Litigation Lawyer


I have been certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1994. I have been listed in the Best Lawyers edition of the Louisville magazine under both Personal Injury Defense and Mediation since 2006. I have been listed by Kentucky Super Lawyers since 2007 and Best Lawyers in America since 1995, which is the oldest and most respected peer rated publication in the legal profession. I am admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of U.S...

About John R. Martin Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation 40%
  • Insurance Defense 30%
  • Mediation/ADR 30%
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Property & Casualty
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Animal Bites -- Defense
  • Assault & Battery -- Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • Wrongful Death -- Defense
  • Alcoholic Beverages


  • 80%


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Member)
  • Fayette County Bar Association (Member)
  • Louisville Bar Association (Member)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member)
  • IOLTA Fund, 2000 - 2006 (Board of Trustees)
  • IOLTA Fund, 2003 - 2006 (Chairman)
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, 2006 - Present (Board of Directors)
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, 2010 - 2011 (President-Elect)
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, - 2011 (President)


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1979
    Honors: Moot Court Board
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1975
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Political Science/Economics
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1975

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


220 West Main StreetSuite 1900 Louisville, KY 40202


  • 502-589-2119


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Included on the 2023 Kentucky list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Kentucky Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John R. Martin Jr. on Super Lawyers


  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer - Personal Injury Law - Defense, Mediation/Arbitration Law Non-Family
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009 - 2016
  • Selected to the 2022 KY Super Lawyers TOP 50 list
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2023, Litigation - Insurance, Mediation, and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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