Alton L. Martin, Jr.

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Martin & Martin Attorneys, P.A.
Alton L. Martin, Jr.
Martin & Martin Attorneys, P.A.

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1991

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Martin & Martin Attorneys, P.A.

1415 Augusta St
Greenville, SC 29605 Visit website


Attorney Alton L. Martin, Jr., is a partner with Martin & Martin Attorneys, P.A., in Greenville, South Carolina. A top-rated lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Martin provides invaluable and trusted representation to clients throughout South Carolina in cases involving workers' compensation and brain injury.  His clients have included South Carolinians from around the State, as well as many Spanish-speakers over the years. He has handled hundreds of hearings before the Workers' Compensation Commision and appeals before the Full Commission, Circuit Court, and South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Martin has recovered millions in compensation for his plaintiff clients who suffered an injury or illness on the job. As an attorney, he has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity as well as his unwavering commitment to helping his clients obtain the maximum amount of benefits they deserve.

Honored for his remarkable professionalism and outstanding client service, Mr. Martin has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell for 25 consecutive years.  He has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers' compensation law.  His law firm is listed in U.S. News - Best Law Firms for workers' compensation.  He has been awarded the "Superb - 10.0" client rating on Avvo for over 10 years, and numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.  

After growing up in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Mr. Martin graduated from The Citadel in 1987. He then attended Mercer University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 1994, as a Captain in the 82nd Airborne Division handling courts martial and other administrative hearings.  He is admitted to practice in all state courts in South Carolina, Georgia, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Mr. Martin is a member of the South Carolina Bar and its Workers' Compensation Section as well as the State Bar of Georgia, the Injured Workers' Advocates and the Greenville County Bar Association.

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Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1991, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

  • , AV Preeminent rating - Martindale Hubbell, 1997 - Present
  • , US News - Best Law Firms, Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, 2020 - present
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Workers' Compensation - Claimants, 2019 - present
  • 10.0 Superb rating by AVVO, 2011 - Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Chairman, Civil Service Commission - City of Greenville
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Injured Workers Advocates
  • The Greenville County Bar
  • The State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, South Carolina Bar (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Workers Compensation section, South Carolina Bar, 1996 - Present; Injured Workers Advocates, 2017 - Present; Greenville County Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
Educational Background:
  • B.A., The Citadel, 1987
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Article on recent legislative changes to SC Workers' Compensation law., Understanding the New Workers' Compensation Legislation, SC Lawyer magazine, 1995
Industry Groups:
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • SC Bar Workers Compensation Section

Office location for Alton L. Martin, Jr.

1415 Augusta St
Greenville, SC 29605

Phone: 864-271-1822


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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