John T. Martin is the proud father of a severely disabled child who takes great pride in helping other families, like his, survive and thrive through catastrophic events. John joined the firm in April of 2022 after several years as a partner in a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. John is a trial lawyer who has tried cases of all kinds before juries in multiple states. John is proud to represent clients that have been catastrophically injured at work or on the road, clients who have been victims of medical malpractice, and victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, with an emphasis on abuse in residential care facilities.
In the past, John was one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth and played a pivotal role in discovering and exposing the Annie Dookhan drug scandal, which gained nationwide notoriety. He was the first attorney to successfully overturn a conviction based on a drug lab technician’s misconduct.
As a civil lawyer, John obtained nationwide attention in the case of Lori Franchina v. City of Providence, which greatly expanded LGBTQ rights in the workplace. He also received national attention with the case of Brian Goodrich, a construction worker who was permanently disabled due to a defective asphalt sealer who was awarded the 4th largest jury verdict of the year in 2018. You can learn more about Brian’s brutal injury and his family’s fight for justice on The Great Trials Podcast.
More recently, John has taken action against the Archdiocese of Boston for allowing the abuse of children and against multiple schools and colleges for their failure to address the prevalence of sexual abuse on campus.
Some of John’s other results include:
11.36 Million Dollar Judgment – Catastrophic Injury caused by defective construction equipment 11 Million Dollar Judgment – Traumatic Brain Injury 9.99 Million Dollar Settlement – Construction Accident 9.9 Million Dollar Settlement – Insurance Bad Faith 8.25 Million Dollar Verdict – Product Liability 4.75 Million Dollar Settlement – Personal Injury 4+ Million Dollar Settlement – Employment Discrimination 2 Million Dollar Settlement – Medical Malpractice 2 Million Dollar Judgment – Wrongful Termination and Wage Act Violations 1.5 Million Dollar Settlement – Sexual Harassment 1.1 Million Dollar Settlement – Construction Accident 1 Million Dollar Verdict – Employment Discrimination 1 Million Dollar Settlement – Traumatic Brain Injury at work
Education J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School B.A., summa cum laude, Nichols College
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts, 2009 United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2011 United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2013 Pro Hac Vice, Various Jurisdictions including Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Oregon
Professional and Bar Association Memberships American Bar Association Massachusetts Bar Association Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors Worcester Bar Association
Awards SuperLawyers Rising Star – 2013-2016 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys – 2017-2022