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De Martenson is experienced, dedicated and well-respected across the country. He has taken more than 250 jury trials to verdict in venues around the nation, from tiny hamlets to large urban cities. His practice continues to focus in the areas of automotive litigation, product liability, fraud, mass tort and catastrophic injury claims. De also regularly serves clients on both a regional and national level as coordinating counsel in specialty claims.
With over 40 years of trial experience, De still realizes that he learns something from every trial. He also realizes that every client is unique with its own business model, litigation approach and individual needs. His trial team is able to provide a diverse defense team to properly support the litigation and serve the client’s best interest.
When not involved with his law practice, De enjoys coaching AAU basketball, hunting and being involved in the lives of his two children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Martenson earned his BS from The University of Alabama (1969) and his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law (1971).
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Birmingham Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Product Liability Advisory Council
University of Alabama Law School Foundation Board of Directors
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Distinctions & Contributions
Listed by Super Lawyers (2008-2016)02
Listed by The Best Lawyers in America (1990 to present)03
Listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants since 201204
Listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants since 201105
“Birmingham’s Top Attorneys”, Birmingham Magazine06
“Best of the Bar”07
Named an Alabama Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation08
Frequent speaker on the area of trial skills and litigation09
Author of “Practical and Legal Aspects of Product Liability Defense”, Alabama Lawyer