Steven A. Martino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Mobile, AL

Taylor • Martino PC
 | 455 St Louis St, Suite 2100
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: 251-433-3131
Fax: 251-433-4207
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Steven A. Martino is a founding member of Taylor Martino, P.C. From the firm's office in Mobile, Alabama, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Martino has handled have included commercial truck and other motor vehicle accidents, defective products, construction site accidents and premises liability.

Mr. Martino also has extensive class action and multidistrict experience. He served for several years as co-liaison counsel to the plaintiffs' steering committed in a case regarding a derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Alabama in which dozens of people were killed and scores injured. In nonpersonal injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Goldberg was co-lead counsel in a case involving discriminatory practices in the issuance of life insurance policies to African-Americans. This resulted in a settlement in excess of $23 million paid by Woodmen of the World Insurance Company. Mr. Goldberg was also lead counsel in a class action lawsuit involving fraud in the financing of home satellite systems and which ended with the defendant bank settling for $27.5 million. In addition to these cases, Mr. Goldberg has been counsel for plaintiffs in class actions brought against cellular phone providers, prescription drug manufacturers, and oil and gas producers.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Martino attended Earlham College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1980. He then went on to attend Samford University Cumberland School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1983. Admitted to practice in Alabama, Mr. Martino is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (40%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Steven Martino

Admitted: 1984, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.taylormartino.com/attorneys/steve-martino/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Mobile Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Sustaining Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Sustaining Member

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Carnegie v. Household International, Inc., H&R Block, et al.,
  • Confidential pro tanto settlement – law enforcement officer unintentionally discharged Glock pistol killing plaintiff during routine traffic stop; remaining product liability case against Glock manufacturer is pending.
  • $10.5 million dollar settlement – class action – Moye v. Exxon/Mobil Corp. – a class action suit involving the underpayment of royalties from a natural gas field in Alabama.
  • $1.5 million settlement – financing litigation – case involved the deceptive sale of insurance products in order to obtain loans, otherwise known as predatory lending practices.
  • $1.7 million dollar settlement – car accident – case involved an auto accident where the victim suffered a severe leg injury.
  • $2.8 million settlement -  class action – Johnson, et al. v. Texaco, Inc. , case involving underpayment of royalty payments on natural gas and gas substances; settlement represented $1.6 million paid to class members for past royalty payments, plus future relief in the form of deductions from future cost of treatment of gas.
  • $33 million dollar settlement – class action – Nealy v. Woodman of the World – a Mississippi case involving racial discrimination in the sale of life insurance policies.
  • $8.75 million dollar settlement – insurance fraud – case involved racial discrimination on the premiums of burial insurance policies.
  • $750,000 settlement – car accident and product liability – case involving the wrongful death of a driver after the roof crushed when the vehicle left the road and overturned.
  • Cox, et al., v. Shell Oil, et al.
  • $27.5 million dollar settlement – class action – Hunter v. Bank One – a nationwide class action case involving consumer fraud with respect to the financing of home satellite systems.
  • $20 million dollar settlement – insurance fraud – for multiple plaintiffs in the fraudulent sale of life insurance as retirement accounts.
  • $664,000 settlement – insurance fraud – case involved the fraudulent sale of life insurance policies which were alleged to be saving plans, college tuition plans and/or retirements plans.

Educational Background:

  • Earlham College, B.A., 1980

Industry Groups

  • Finance
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Maritime
  • Product Liability
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Office Location for Steven A. Martino

455 St Louis St
Suite 2100
Mobile, AL 36602

Phone: 251-433-3131

Fax: 251-433-4207

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Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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