Attorney Profile

Sean J. Martin

Sean Martin

Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC
2122 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC
Phone 615-800-7096
Fax 615-800-7104


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014


Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 years middle-image Selected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

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Sean J. Martin is an attorney serving the residents of Nashville, Tennessee, in cases pertaining to all types of personal injury. He practices law with the firm of Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC, where he has successfully handled personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and more. Mr. Martin dedicates his entire practice to seeking justice for those who have been injured through no fault of their own.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, he has practiced law since 1999. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. In addition to the accolades he has received from his former and current clients, the American Association for Justice has named him among the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40. His record of success stems from his approach to client-centered representation. He begins every case by meeting with his client and listening to his or her needs and desires. He then commits himself to pursuing the best possible outcome for the case. Mr. Martin does not represent insurance companies, which is indicative of his commitment to individual personal injury cases.

His tenacious representation of his clients has earned him a well-deserved reputation for excellence and professionalism, which he balances with his genuine compassion for residents of Nashville who have been injured. Those who seek financial compensation for their suffering, or need a professional evaluation of their case, often turn to Sean J. Martin.

About Sean Martin

Law School: The University of Tennessee College of Law

Admitted: 1999, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Organization
  • ATLA National Trial Team
  • Moot Court Board
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Case Development

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2001
  • Tennessee, 1999
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Exhibits" Nashville Bar Journal,  February 2001
  • "Preparation" Nashville Bar Journal, December 2000
  • "Closing Arguments" Nashville Bar Journal, November 2000
  • "Cross Examination" Nashville Bar Journal,  October 2000
  • "Direct Examination" Nashville Bar Journal, September 2000
  • "Opening Statements" Nashville Bar Journal, August 2000
  • "Voir Dire" Nashville Bar Journal, June 2000
  • "Beside the Bench:  Critical Tips for Litigation from the Cheapest Seat in the House", Nashville Bar Journal

Educational Background:

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • University of Tennessee, B.A. in English, 1996
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