Attorney Kevin R. Martin is the only Registered Nurse, Dual Board Certified Trial Lawyer, and AV Rated Preeminent lawyer 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.
Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with honors, from Concordia University Wisconsin. As a health care provider, Kevin worked in both the hospital and nursing home settings, including long term care, cardiovascular intensive care, and neurosurgical intensive care.
For over 20-years, Kevin taught countless nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and therapists throughout Wisconsin in both classrooms and hospitals about malpractice law, including standards of care, diagnosis, and treatment.
Kevin combines his knowledge as a Registered Nurse and trial lawyer to represent clients 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-covered insurance plans. Kevin has enabled clients to recover their medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, disability, and disfigurement.
The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Wisconsin (2013-present)
Board Certification: National Board of Trial Advocacy: Civil Trial Specialist (2012-present)
Board Certification: National Board of Trial Advocacy: Civil Pretrial Specialist (2012-present)
Thomson Reuters: Super Lawyer
Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Personal Injury: Plaintiff (2013-present)
Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Personal Injury: Plaintiff; Top 50 in Wisconsin (2021 – present)
Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Personal Injury: Plaintiff; Top 25 in Milwaukee (2022)
Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Outstanding Young Lawyers, Personal Injury: Plaintiff (2009-2012)
The Trial Lawyers Association
Top 40 under 40 (2012-2014)
National Dean’s List – Marquette University Law School
Marquette University Law School Scholar
Dean’s List – Marquette University Law School
Law School Academic Achievement Award (C.A.L.I.; awarded for the highest individual class grade):
Pretrial Practice (2003)
Health Care Provider Liability (2002)
Advanced Issues in Tort Law (2002)
Health Care Policy (2001)
Sigma Theta Tao (Nursing Honor Society) – Concordia University Wisconsin
Dean’s List – Concordia University Wisconsin
Virginia B. Root Nursing Scholarship – Concordia University Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin
American Association for Justice
Boards/Invited Positions & Community Service
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Member: 2003 – 2021
Board of Governors: 2014 – Present
Regional Officer District 1 / Executive Committee: 2016 – 2021
Vice President: 2021
Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing: Task Force for Professionals Program
St. Matthew School Oak Creek Board of Education
Member (2010 – 2011)
Chairman (2011 – 2013)
St. Matthew Parish Oak Creek
Parish Council (2015 – present)
Oak Creek High School Mock Trial Team
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Nursing Advisory Council
Member (2013 – 2020)
St. Anthony Milwaukee Board of Education
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Intra-aortic Balloon Pump
Continuous Venous-Venous Hemofiltration
Basic Critical Care
Nursing Malpractice – Foundation, Application and Prevention; Concordia University Wisconsin; School of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Traditional Program) (2002 – 2013).
Malpractice Issues for the Occupational Therapist; Concordia University Wisconsin (2004 – 2010).
Legal Issues and Licensure for the Advanced Practice Nurse; Concordia University Wisconsin; School of Nursing – Master of Science in Nursing (2005 – 2013).
Foundations of Nursing Law; Aurora Health Care Nursing Bachelors Completion Program (2005-2012).
Nursing Malpractice: Concordia University Wisconsin; School of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Completion Program) (2005-2013).
Fundamentals of Nursing Law; Bellin College of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Biannual presentation (2019-present).
Avoiding Nursing Malpractice: Concordia University Wisconsin Nursing Honor Society Annual Reception (Keynote Speaker); Mequon, WI; October 2006.
Medical Liability: St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Perinatal Grand Rounds (Keynote Speaker); Milwaukee, WI; December 2006.
Developing Medical Illustrations for Trial: Wisconsin Association for Justice, Paralegal Section, Winter Seminar; Milwaukee, WI; December 2008.
Preparing Medical Records for Use at Deposition and Trial: Wisconsin Association for Justice, Paralegal Section, Winter Seminar; Milwaukee, WI; December 2009.
The Reptile, The Economist and Judge Richard Posner: Thinking and speaking conservative during opening statements and closing argument; Wisconsin Association for Justice; Madison, WI; Fall Seminar, October 2012.
Motor Vehicle Accidents During Pregnancy: Special considerations; State Bar of Wisconsin; Madison, WI; December 2012.
Selecting a Safe Nursing Home; Seminar on Long Term Care; Oak Creek, WI; February 2013.
Wisconsin Jury Symposium (Chair); State Bar of Wisconsin; Madison, WI; Moderator of Judicial Panel Discussion on Issues Commonly Seen During Jury Trials; September 6, 2013.
Conducting Post-Trial Juror Interviews; State Bar of Wisconsin; Wisconsin Jury Symposium; Madison, WI; September 6, 2013.
Wrongful Death Claims: Navigating the Intersection of Tort and Probate Law; State Bar of Wisconsin; Madison, WI; October 3, 2013.
Nursing Law and Liability; Bryant and Stratton College, Section of Nursing; Milwaukee, WI; October 23, 2013.
Medical Malpractice Case Study: From intake to settlement; Wisconsin Association for Justice, Paralegal Section, Winter Seminar; December 6, 2013.
The Mechanics of Cervical Spine Injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident; State Bar of Wisconsin; Madison, WI; December 13, 2013.
Advanced Deposition Techniques; McHenry County Bar Association; Elkhart Lake, WI; April 25, 2014.
ERISA Subrogation: Issues for the plaintiff’s lawyer; State Bar of Wisconsin; June 16, 2016.
Wisconsin Jury Symposium II (Chair); State Bar of Wisconsin; Waukesha, WI; Moderator of Judicial Panel Discussion on Issues Commonly Seen During Jury Trials; September 29, 2016.
ERISA Subrogation; Wisconsin Association for Justice, Fall Seminar; October 21, 2016.
Medical Discovery Basics for UM/UIM Cases; NBI Seminar; December 6, 2017.
Cybersecurity and Law Firms in 2017; Wisconsin Association for Justice Winter Seminar; December 15, 2017.
Litigating the Car Crash Case with a Plaintiff with Pre-Existing Injuries; State Bar of Wisconsin; January 18, 2018.
First Responder Patient Documentation; Town of Waukesha Fire Department; September 14, 2020.
The Law and Physician Assistants; Lincoln Memorial University; May 14, 2021.
Recreational Immunity Law in Wisconsin; 45th Annual Torts Update; State Bar of Wisconsin; September 9, 2022.