Richard M. Martin, Jr. is a graduate of Tulane University and Tulane Law School. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases focusing on maritime and offshore claims. Mr. Martin has tried and won multi-million dollar litigation cases during his career in federal and state courts. His understanding of how to try and win these cases is enhanced by his prior personal work experience as a deckhand on towboats, a roustabout worker on offshore vessels and oil platforms, and as a U.S. Navy officer on an aircraft carrier.
Following a tour of active duty in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Martin served as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Henry A. Mentz, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
His maritime litigation experience includes claims under the Jones Act, Section 905b of the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Extension of Admiralty Jurisdiction Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Public Vessels Act and the Suits in Admiralty Act.
Mr. Martin is married to his wife of thirty-one years, Elizabeth. They are the proud parents of Harrison, Olivia Leigh and Julia. His leisure activities include being a high-performance driving instructor and membership in Porsche Club of America’s Mardi Gras Region.