Jean Sutton Martin

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Tampa, Florida

Morgan & Morgan
Jean Sutton Martin
Morgan & Morgan

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1998

Education: Wake Forest University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

Morgan & Morgan

201 North Franklin Street
7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602 Visit website


Jean Sutton Martin is an experienced personal injury attorney at Morgan & Morgan. She has dedicated the past 20-plus years to handling personal injury cases across a wide spectrum. She primarily tackles class action and mass tort cases, representing plaintiffs in Tampa, Florida. She also handles personal injury cases involving defective products.

Ms. Martin completed her Bachelor of Science in mathematical economics at Wake Forest University. She then graduated with a master's degree in international business from the University of South Carolina. Following this, she returned to Wake Forest University to complete her J.D. She has been licensed to practice in Florida and North Carolina since 1998. Some of her additional admissions include the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

The impressive career path trekked by Ms. Martin did not begin in law. Instead, she worked extensively for big corporations in the tech, finance and marketing fields. One position she is exceptionally proud of is working on the finance team for a company in Munich, Germany, where she oversaw its rapid expansion into Eastern Europe.

Ms. Martin's hands-on experience with big corporations provided her with unique insights into how these corporations work, so she can leverage that information to win cases for her clients. Her reputation attracted the attention of other colleagues who elected her a top North Carolina litigation attorney in the Business North Carolina Magazine's Legal Elite.

Outside of work, Ms. Martin remains committed to personal and professional development. She is a member of the American Association for Justice.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions

  • 90% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2005
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2017
  • North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2003
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Law Practice Management, Wake Forest University School of Law, August 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
Educational Background:
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, J.D., Law Review: Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1988
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, B.S. in Mathematical Economics, May, 1989
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Master of International Business German Track in International Business, May, 1991
  • Recognized as Legal Elite in Litigation by the NC Business Magazine for 2012., Legal Elite, NC Business Magazine, 2012
  • 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 lawyers across the U.S., Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • Recognized as Legal Elite in Litigation by the NC Business Magazine for 2013., Legal Elite , NC Business Magazine, 2013
  • Selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary legal organization whose membership is limited to less than one percent of lawyers in each state., Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2015
  • Recognized as Legal Elite in Litigation by the NC Business Magazine for 2014., Legal Elite, NC Business Magazine, 2014
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • eDiscovery certification from the eDiscovery Training Academy at Georgetown Law Cente, 2017
  • Winner - Litigation - North Carolina Legal Elite, 2016
  • Lewis, et al., v. Green Dot Corp., et al., No. 2:16-cv-03557 (C.D. Cal.) (class action involving disruption in service and access to financial accounts for more than 56,000 consumers nationwide resulted in approval of $8.1m monetary relief for the class), 2017
  • Classwide settlement in data breach litigation Gordon, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., No. 17-cv-01415 (D. Colo.), 2019
  • Classwide settlement in data breach litigation Torres v. Wendy’s International, LLC, No. 6:16- cv-210 (M.D. Fla.), 2019
  • Forsyth County Superior Court, North Carolina Three passengers in a pickup truck were killed when their truck was struck from behind by a Coach America bus and propelled into a logging truck. Settled on the 2nd day of trial for $3.1 million., 2013
  • $1.8 million settlement for Rezulin liver transplant case, 2005
  • $1.8 million settlement for brain injury tractor trailer collision settled without filing a lawsuit, 2007
  • $3.4 million settlement for quadriplegia premises liability case, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009
  • Fuentes, et. al. v. UniRush, LLC, et. al., No. 1:15-cv-08372 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2016) Co-Lead Counsel in $28.5 million class action settlement on behalf of 400,000 RushCard prepaid debit cardholders who experienced a disruption in account services. , 2016

Office location for Jean Sutton Martin

201 North Franklin Street
7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-559-4908


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

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