Reid W. Martin

Reid W. Martin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tyler, TX

Martin Walker, P.C.
 | 121 N. Spring Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-526-1600
Fax: 903-595-0796
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1997, Reid Martin has been trying lawsuits for nearly 30 years and has tried numerous jury trials to verdict. Reid is one of very few lawyers handling medical malpractice cases. Recently in 2018, a jury awarded a $43.3 Million verdict against Tyler-based East Texas Medical Center and one of its doctors, finding the hospital grossly negligent in its retention and supervision of a doctor on probation whose abandonment and improper care led to a patient’s complete loss of his quality of life and ability to provide for his family. It was the largest med mal verdict in Texas in 2018, according to VerdictSearch, and the 7th largest verdict overall in all practice areas.

    Areas of Practice:

    Catastrophic Injury

    Wrongful Death

    Medical Malpractice

    18-Wheeler Wrecks

    Defective Products

    Burns and Explosions

    About Reid Martin

    Admitted: 1991, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2021, Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiffs, BL Rankings
    • Texas Super Lawyers, 2020-2021, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Thomson Reuters
    • 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon, 2020
    • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)
    • Largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas in 2018, according to VerdictSearch. The $43.3 Million jury verdict also was the 7th largest verdict overall in Texas that same year for all practice areas. Published, 2019
    • Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for High Professional Achievement, 2018
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Appellate Advocacy
    • Lawyers of Distinction in Medical Malpractice Law, 2018
    • National Advocacy Team, F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Competition - Best Brief Award

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Smith County Bar Association
    • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:  1991 – Texas; 1992 – U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; 1992 – U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1993 – U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1995 – U.S. Supreme Court
    • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • State Bar of Texas

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Harris Martin Columns “Novel Use Of The Good Samaritan Doctrine” , 2001
    • FICC Quarterly “State Variations On The Daubert Theme”, 2000
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Summer Meeting, Hospital Liability (speaker/presenter), 2014


    • Billy Pierce v. East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Jury Verdict for the Plaintiff of $43,320,000. VerdictSearch ranked it as the largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas, 2018
    • Obtained a judgment in excess of $4 million as a result of a commercial dispute for losses caused by a subcontractor.
    • Obtained a verdict against the manufacturer of a platform fire truck in the amount of $800,750.00 for the family of a firefighter killed in the line of duty. Sued the manufacturer alleging a design defect, a marketing defect, negligence, and gross negligence. The jury found in favor of the family and held the company responsible under all four causes of action. Gregg County, Texas
    • Ross v. Williams and Longview Regional Medical Center - Jury Verdict for the Plaintiff of $1,920,223.24Represented the family of a truck driver who was killed during an EGD procedure and sued the anesthesia care team involved in his medical care. , 2012

    Representative Clients:

    • Clients include victims and their families involved in medical malpractice cases against hospitals and physicians, as well as cases involving trucking accidents, wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Largest Medical Malpractice verdict in Texas, as reported by VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer magazine in 2019.

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1991
    • Colorado Outward Bound School Leadership Development Program, 1985
    • BA, Economics, University of Texas, 1987
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    Office Location for Reid W. Martin

    121 N. Spring Ave
    Tyler, TX 75702

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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