James Addison Martin, Jr.

James Martin
  • Shareholder
  • jam@macfar.com
  • 727.444.1408

  • Emory University, J.D., 1973
         with High Honors
    Brown University, M.A., 1972
    Duke University, B.A., 1967

  • All Florida State Courts
    U.S. District Court - All Districts in Florida and Texas
    U.S. District Courts in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma
    U.S. Court of Appeals - 5th and 11th Circuits
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Claims Court

  • The Florida Bar
    Clearwater Bar Association

  • American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Tampa Bay Chapter of ABOTA
    American Academy of Healthcare Lawyers (Former Board Member)
    Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (President 2006-2008, Secretary 2003-2006)
    American Hospital Association
    American Health Lawyers
    Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
    Licensed Risk Manager (State of Florida)
    Morton Plant Mease Health Care, Inc., Board Member

  • Senior Clerk for The Honorable Paul H. Roney, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (1973-74)
    Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
    The Best Lawyers in America  (2008-2022)
    "Florida's Top Lawyers" (2008-2022)
    Florida Trend's Legal Elite (2010-2022)
    American Lawyer's Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice (2015-2022)
    Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating since 1988
    Instrument rated, multi-engine commercial pilot with over 6,000 flight hours

  • PACT Foundation for Ruth Eckerd Hall, Board Member
    Morton Plant Mease Healthcare Foundation, current Board Member and former Chairman
    Family Service Center, former Chairman
    Chairborne Rangers
    Chapel By the Sea, Board Member
    Florida Fellowship of Community Churches, former Chairman
    Kiwanis Club of Springtime City
    Quiet Birdmen (Key Man)

  • Mr. Martin represents several local and national healthcare providers and individual physicians.  He has successfully negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of clients with favorable results and has also tried to jury verdict multiple medical malpractice cases.  Mr. Martin’s analytical skills provide clients with a clearer understanding of the issues involved so they can make informed decisions on how to proceed.  He has litigated to a successful outcome many cases for large corporations which involved numerous and often very complex issues.  Corporate leaders consistently seek his counsel to affirm their strategies and internal planning, particularly as new law changes emerge.