David P. Martin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Tuscaloosa, AL

The Martin Law Group, LLC
 | 2117 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 1
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 800-284-9309
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits
Attorney Profile

David P. Martin is a senior and managing attorney at The Martin Law Group, LLC, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. Martin assists clients in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi with various types of employee benefit claims including those involving COBRA, ERISA, long-term disability, overpayment, pension and retirement.

A seasoned litigator in both state and federal court, Mr. Martin has been licensed to practice law in Alabama since 1992. He is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 5th and 11th circuits.

Mr. Martin is passionate about using his legal knowledge to educate others and has authored articles that have appeared in various legal journals. He has also served on panels and presented at conferences and seminars, speaking on different employment law matters.

Actively involved in various professional organizations, Mr. Martin is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. He serves on the board of editors of The Alabama Lawyer magazine.

In addition, Mr. Martin is active in various pro bono activities. He participates in the Alabama State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyer Program and disaster relief projects for the Alabama Association for Justice, and is also president of the board of directors for FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.

Mr. Martin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston and went on to graduate with honors from The University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, he served on the board of editors of the school’s Journal of the Legal Profession and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Practice Areas
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Employee Benefits (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008, 2016 - 2017

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  • Subrogation Claims: Views from the Plaintiff and Defense Bars (2011) - David Martin, jointly with Kristin Cross, presented a cutting-edge and most informative presentation regarding subrogation claims from both the plaintiff and defense perspective in the area of ERISA employee benefits. The presentation took place on March 17, 2011 and was organized by the Employee Benefits Law Section with the State Bar of Georgia.

  • About David Martin

    Admitted: 1992, Alabama

    Professional Webpage: https://www.erisacase.com/david-p-martin-esq/

    Honors and Awards:

    • Best Lawyer in America in Employee Benefits, The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
    • AV Rating Martindale Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
    • Professional of the year, Strathmore’s Who’s Who World Wide
    • The Journal of the Legal Profession, Board of Editors, The University of Alabama School of Law
    • Honors in the Top 10% of his Class, The University of Alabama School of Law
    • Hugo Black Scholar, The University of Alabama School of Law
    • Order of the Coif, The University of Alabama School of Law
    • One of the Top Attorneys in Alabama in the Area of Employee Benefits/ERISA Law, Alabama Superlawyers Magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
    • Alabama, 1992
    • Alabama State Bar Task Force, Chair  
    • Alabama Association for Justice, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, Member
    • Alabama State Bar, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • FOCUS on Senior Citizens, President of Board
    • Disaster Relief Projects, Alabama Association for Justice
    • Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, Alabama State Bar
    • Member, Church in the Tuscaloosa County Area

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • “Communication with Unrepresented Potentially Adverse Persons”, Volume 16 The Journal of the Legal Profession 251, 1991
    • “The Metamorphosis of Contributory Negligence to Assumption of Risk in AEMLD Cases”, 12, Number 4, Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal 20, Fall, 1992
    • “The Birth of Jim Crow in Alabama 1865-1896″, The National Black Law Journal, 184, Volume 13, Numbers 1 & 2, 1993
    • Editor, Manual for Mediation for the Alabama Task Force on Mediation, 1996
    • “File Retention Nightmares in the Small Firm”, Alabama State Bar Addendum, Volume 7, Number 3, April, 2002
    • “Take Another Good Look at Those ERISA Cases”, Alabama State Bar Addendum, Volume 7, Number 5, August, 2002
    • “Overcoming Deposition Jitters”, Alabama State Bar Addendum, February, 2003
    • “Overcoming Disadvantages in Proving Medical Damages in Personal Injury Cases”, 23, Number 2 Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal 27, Spring, 2003
    • “The Subtle Snake: Long Term Disability Under ERISA”, 66 Alabama Lawyer 279, July 5, 2005
    • “Let Go of the Peanuts”, Alabama State Bar Addendum, August, 2006
    • “Unraveling ERISA Civil Penalties”, (Co-Author), 68 Alabama Lawyer 2, March, 2007
    • “Obtaining Neuropsychological Test Date: Why Is This So Hard”, (Co-Author), 68 Alabama Lawyer 216, May, 2007
    • Taking Benefits Back: Reimbursement under ERISA, 69 Alabama Lawyer 1, January, 2008
    • Presenter, ERISA Litigation Practical Advice for a New Practice, Georgia State Bar Employee Benefits Law Section for the Seminar, 2011
    • Presenter, Subrogation Claims: Views from the Plaintiff and Defense Bars, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, 201
    • Presenter, “Discretionary Clauses in Alabama: The History and Present Litigation,“ Birmingham, AL , 2010
    • Panel Discussion, Sticky and Ethical ERISA Issues, 2010
    • Presenter, “Damages in Alabama Civil Trial Practice.“ National Business Institute, 2003
    • Presenter, “Handling the Automobile Injury Claim in Alabama.” National Business Institute, 2004
    • Presenter, Workers’ Compensation from the Plaintiff’s Perspective – Portion of Seminar Dedicated to ERISA, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • Presenter, “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About… ERISA.“ Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, 2008
    • Presenter, “ERISA/Subrogation Issues.“ Workers’ Compensation Law Seminar, 2009
    • Presenter, “Spotting ERISA and other Employee Benefit Cases,“ Worker’s Compensation Law Seminar, Birmingham, AL, 2010
    • Host and Presenter of the ERISA Litigator’s Group Seminar, Plaintiff and Defense Attorney’s Birmingham, AL, 2010
    • Presenter, “Representing Plaintiffs in Health Care Claims,“ Birmingham Bar, 2012
    • ERISA Litigation, Worker's Compensation Law Seminar Birmingham, AL 2006, Lecture, Employee Benefits


    Educational Background:

    • University of Houston, magna cum laude, Clear Lake, 1987

    Industry Groups

  • Disability
  • Employment Law-Employee
  • Government Benefits
  • Litigation
  • Representing Individuals In All Industry Groups
  • Office Location for David P. Martin

    2117 Jack Warner Parkway
    Suite 1
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

    Phone: 800-284-9309


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    Last Updated: 8/11/2017

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