Daniel J. Martin

Daniel J. Martin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Jones Walker LLP
 | 420 20th Street North, Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-244-5307
Fax: 205-244-5400
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Dan Martin is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients in corporate compliance, white collar criminal defense, employment, and commercial litigation matters.

Dan is a member of the firm’s corporate compliance and white collar defense team. A litigator and trial attorney since 2004, Dan has significant experience in a broad spectrum of civil and criminal disputes, particularly in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate compliance and white collar criminal matters, internal and governmental investigations, healthcare fraud defense, False Claims Act defense, and employment litigation.

Dan’s clients frequently commend him for his ability to help them properly assess the issues at stake and chart a path forward, and for his relentless pursuit of their objectives.

Certificates and Credentials

About Daniel Martin

Admitted: 2004, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.joneswalker.com/professionals/daniel-j-martin.ht...


  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Best Lawyers, healthcare litigation, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Steering Committee of White Collar Crime Committee of Alabama State Bar, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Elected to Stillman College Board of Trustees.  

    , 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This was a panel discussion regarding the federal False Claims Act in which Maynard Cooper attorney Erica Barnes acted as a moderator and I acted as a panel speaker representing the defense bar, with Assistant United States Attorney Don Long, and Relator's counsel Doug McKenna of Hare Wynn, as the other panel speakers., Panel Speaker, Beyond the Statute: Winning Strategies for Relators and Defendants in False Claims Act Cases, White Collar Crime Section of Alabama State Bar, Criminal Justice Section Of Alabama State Bar; Healthcare Section Alabama State Bar, 2018
  • In the charged climate of the war on opioids, all doctors who prescribe controlled substances for pain management are under intense scrutiny. The nature of that scrutiny sometimes results in well-intentioned, ethical doctors being charged with acting as drug dealers. When that happens, rational doctors sometimes choose to plead guilty even if they are innocent of the charges. However, there are some steps that can be taken to better position doctors for defending against such accusations. , Author, Are Innocent Doctors Under Duress to Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges for Prescribing Medically Appropriate Opioids?, Jones Walker, Healthcare, 2019
  • I presented to Human Resources managers, compliance officers, and inside counsel regarding how to conduct Effective and Defensible Internal Investigations at Jones Walker's annual HR Seminar., Presenter, How to Conduct Effective and Defensible Internal Investigations, Jones Walker, All, 2018


  • Represented Summit Diagnostics in a federal False Claims Act case (Fite v. Aperian Laboratory Solutions LLC et al, case number 5:13-cv-01626, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama).  Summit denied all allegations but to avoid the litigation costs of going to trial Summit voluntarily settled the claims against it for $600,000, a small fraction of the alleged single damages, and there was no admission of liability by Summit and no finding that Summit engaged in any wrongdoing.  This was a very favorable outcome for Summit because it is very rare for False Claims Act defendants to be able to settle for single damages, and even more rare to be able to settle for less than single damages (the staute allows for treble damages and fines and attorneys' fees).

    , 2018
  • Represented an anesthesiologist in a three-week jury trial in federal court in a case in which the doctor faced allegations of committing sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress against a nurse in a surgery center.  The nurse alleged that the behavior occurred over a period of several years.  The Plaintiff's counsel asked the jury to award over a million dollars.  The Court threw out the jury verdict on the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim and for the sexual battery claim the jury only awarded $250,000.  The case was Dana Anderson v. Dr. Kevin Johnson, Case No. 2:12-cv-00598-AKK, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

    , 2017

Educational Background:

  • B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Health Care
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Office Location for Daniel J. Martin

420 20th Street North
Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL 35203

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Last Updated: 11/24/2019

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