J Martin Futrell
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 1995.
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 since moving to Texas in 2013.
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 Texas, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Martin is excited to join the personal injury firm of Witherite Law Group. In his free time, Martin enjoys traveling and exploring the world.
Top Settlements and Verdicts
Pedestrian struck and killed by commercial motor vehicle turning when crossing the street. Commercial vehicle did not yield to pedestrian and hit them.
Client was stopped behind a stopped trailer and got rear ended by a truck who pushed client into the vehicle in front of her. Resulted in neck injury and concussion.
Defendant ran a red light and ran into client who was going through a green ligh. Resulted in injuries to our client's neck and shoulder.
Tow truck failed to yield right of way when turning left and turned in front of client. Resulted in a rotator cuff repair. Our client worked as a car washer and the rotator cuff tear impacted his work.
Our client was rear-ended in parking lot while waiting on a gas pump and suffered a cervical decompression.
Failure to yield collision involving UPS truck resulted in client suffering a cervical injury.
Side-swipe collision with armored car resulted in lower back injury to client.
Sideswipe collision on the interstate with 18-wheeler. Low property damage, but injury to her neck. Underwent a cervical decompression.
Multi-car rear-impact collision caused by commercial motor vehicle while client was stopped in traffic. Client had injuries to neck and lower back.
Our client rear-ended by student driver and suffered 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.