J Martin Futrell

J Martin Futrell

Atlanta, Georgia


  • Wake Forest University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York


Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2021

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Lawyers College Graduate
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Board Certification as Truck Accident Law Advocate (NBTA)

J Martin Futrell - Personal Injury, Truck Wreck and Car Accident Lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia

Martin was raised in a small town in southeastern North Carolina, where he worked on his parents’ tobacco farm before going off to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in political science in 1990, Martin took a year to return to his home county and work in public health education before going to law school at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated in 1994.

Martin practiced commercial litigation and represented insurance companies in Raleigh, North Carolina before moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1999 to pursue an LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University School of Law. In Philadelphia, Martin began to represent people who had been injured by the actions of others, including cases involving defective pharmaceuticals and cars, as well as cases involving breaches of contract and fraud by insurance companies. Martin also studied Spanish in the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City in 2011-2012, which he has found to be a great help when he moved to Texas in 2013. Martin has since moved to Georgia, practicing out of the Atlanta office of Witherite Law Group.

Martin’s small-town upbringing and practice in bigger cities makes him an effective trial attorney with both rural and urban juries. Martin is licensed in Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In his free time, Martin enjoys traveling and exploring the world.

Top Settlements and Verdicts

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Tractor Trailer Fails to Control Speed and Causes Domino Wreck

Our client was traveling on the highway, and traffic was slowing to a stop. Our client was rear-ended by a tractor trailer that failed to control its speed. The impact pushed our client's vehicle into the vehicle in front of them. Our client suffered neck, back, and head injuries.

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18-Wheeler Rear-Ends Another 18-Wheeler Causing Injuries

Truck driver in 18-wheeler rear-ended by another 18-wheeler, causing injuries to neck and back, requiring injections.

Total Amount to Client
Tractor Trailer Fails To Yield To Client, Causing Leg Injuries

Our client was traveling to a local shopping center. A tractor-trailer failed to yield and turned in front of her, causing a bad collision. Our client suffered a knee injury that required surgery. The truck driver would not admit that he failed to yield and tried to blame our client.

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Vehicle Runs Red Light

The defendant ran a red light, colliding with our client, who had a green light. Our client sustained neck and shoulder injuries.

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Tow Truck Fails to Yield the Right of Way

A tow truck failed to yield the right of way when turning left, turning in front of our client. Our client suffered shoulder injuries, which required rotator cuff repair surgery. Our client was previously employed at a car wash, but he was unable to continue in his line of work due to his injuries.

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Defendant Rear-Ends Client Waiting at Gas Pump

Our client was rear-ended in a gas station parking lot while waiting at a gas pump. Our client suffered a cervical decompression.

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UPS Truck Fails to Yield

Our client suffered a cervical injury when a UPS truck failed to yield the right of way, causing a collision.

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Armored Car Sideswipes Vehicle

Our client was sideswiped by an armored car and suffered a low back injury.

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18-Wheeler Sideswipes Vehicle on Interstate

While traveling on the interstate, our client's vehicle was sideswiped by an 18-wheeler. Though the vehicle damage was minor, our client suffered a neck injury that required cervical decompression.

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Multi-Car Rear Impact Caused by Commercial Vehicle

Our client was stopped in traffic when the defendant, driving a commercial vehicle, rear-ended a vehicle, resulting in a multi-car rear-impact collision. Our client sustained injuries to neck and lower back.

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Student Driver Rear-Ends Vehicle

Our client was rear-ended by a student driver and suffered a low back injury. We pursued litigation against the driving school and the student driver, focusing on the ability of the driving instructor to have prevented the wreck.

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