Kevin R. Martin

Kevin R. Martin

Oak Creek , Wisconsin

Attorney Kevin R. Martin is the only dual board certified, AV Rated personal injury lawyer who is also a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin. Less than 4% of attorneys throughout the country receive dual board certification and less than 5% of attorneys throughout the country achieve AV Rating. The combined expertise in personal injury law and medicine provides the clients of Martin Law Office, S.C. with unparalleled representation.

As a health care provider, Kevin worked in both the hospital and nursing home settings. No attorney can match Kevin's combination of medical and legal expertise.

Kevin received a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, with honors, from Concordia University Wisconsin. As a practicing registered nurse, Kevin specialized in cardiovascular and medical-surgical intensive care. He draws upon his nursing experience and medical knowledge to provide his personal injury clients with unparalleled representation.

Kevin continues to maintain his license as a registered nurse. For over a decade, Kevin taught countless nursing students as an adjunct professor of nursing at Concordia. Kevin taught nurses throughout southeastern Wisconsin in both classrooms and hospitals about the legal aspects of nursing care, including standards of care, assessment errors and medication errors.

Kevin graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2003. While in law school, Kevin earned highest honors in:

• Health care policy
• Advanced issues in tort law (personal injury is a branch of tort law)
• Health care provider liability (medical/nursing negligence)
• Pretrial practice

Kevin graduated as a Marquette University Law School Scholar and as a member of the National Dean's List.

Throughout his career, Kevin has represented clients in personal injury law. He's helped countless people injured by automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, nursing negligence, nursing home negligence, slip and falls (premises liability), unsafe products (product liability) and insurance disputes, including wrongful denial of benefits governed by State law and ERISA. Kevin has enabled clients to recover their medical expenses, lost wages and human damages known as pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Slip and Falls
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012 - present
  • Civil Pretrial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012 - present

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2011


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Juris Doctor - 2003
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: National Dean's List
    • Honors: Law School Academic Achievement Award
    • Honors: Vice President: Health Law Society (2001-2002)
    • Law Journal: - Elder's Advisor: Journal of Elder Law, Editor (2001), Executive Editor (2002)
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Sigma Theta Tau

Published Works

  • Shortages and Mistreatment Advantage RN, 11 NURSING MATTERS, editorial, 2002
  • Jury Selection, WISCONSIN TRIAL PRACTICE, Supplement, 2002
  • If Sensenbrenner Has His Way, Greedy Insurers Will Win, OZAUKEE PRESS, editorial, 2003
  • Jury Selection, WISCONSIN TRIAL PRACTICE, Supplement, 2004
  • Medical Examinations, WISCONSIN DISCOVERY LAW, Supplement, 2004
  • The Paralegals Role in Managing the Subrogated Claim; THE VERDICT, Summer, 2006
  • Does Wis. Stat. § 628.46 Interest Apply to Self-Insured Retainers; THE VERDICT, Summer / Fall, 2012
  • Preparing the Retained and Treating Expert Witness for Deposition; THE VERDICT, Summer, 2014
  • Subrogation Rights And The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Parts 1-4, THE VERDICT, 2015

Representative Cases

  • Jacques, et al. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., et al.
  • Lopez, et al. v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., et al.
  • In Re Estate of Shirley Mueller
  • Schlichting, et al v. Amco Ins. Co., et al.
  • Frye, et al. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., et al.
  • Pendleton, et al. v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., et al.


  • Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Concordia University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing , 2003 - 2013

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-present
  • AV-Preeminent Rated, 2012-present
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Wisconsin, 2013-present
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Personal Injury: Plaintiff, 2013-present
  • The State's Outstanding Young Lawyers Wisconsin, Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, 2009-2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2012-2014
  • Certified by NBLSC as a Board Certified Trial and Pretrial Advocate
  • Selected for Wisconsin Super Lawyers Edition, 2005 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • South Suburban Chamber of Commerce
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing: Task Force for Professionals Program, Member, 2009 - Present
  • St. Matthew School Oak Creek Board of Education, Member, 2010 - 2011
  • St. Matthew School Oak Creek Board of Education, Chairman, 2011 - 2013
  • St. Matthew Parish Oak Creek, Parish Council, 2015 - Present
  • Concordia University Wisconsin School of Nursing Advisory Council, Member, 2013 - Present
  • St. Anthony Milwaukee Board of Education , Member, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., Partner / Shareholder, 2011 - 2012
  • Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., Associate , 2004 - 2010
  • Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman, S.C. , Associate , 2003 - 2004
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Registered Nurse, 1998 - 2001
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Certified Nursing Assistant, 1995 - 1998
  • Linden Grove Nursing Home, Certified Nursing Assistant, 1994 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Oak Creek Community Center
  • Oak Creek High School Mock Trial Team, Coach, 2012