Kimberly B. Martin


As a co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group, Kim Martin focuses her practice on general litigation with an emphasis on medical device and pharmaceutical products liability litigation, as well as white collar matters and False Claims Act litigation. She has tried cases in state and federal court. Most recently, she served as trial counsel defending a nationwide hospice provider in a three month False Claim Act trial brought by the Department of Justice. The trial team's efforts ultimately resulted in a dismissal of the case.

In the life sciences area, Kim has represented multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in litigation across the country. Most recently, she has been a national team member for sales and marketing issues defending a pharmaceutical company in multi-district litigation throughout the United States. In this role, she had responsibility for discovery related to sales representatives. Kim has also served as counsel for several jurisdictions in the Hormone Replacement Therapy litigation. She also has a wide range of experience in representing clients in general commercial litigation and has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the Huntsville Commercial Litigation "Lawyer of the Year." She also has extensive experience representing media clients on First Amendment issues and defamation claims. Her trial experience includes defense of personal injury, products liability, commercial litigation, First Amendment, and labor and employment claims.


Notable Matters
  • Trial counsel in U.S. v. AseraCare, a three month FCA trial which ultimately resulted in summary judgment for the client.
  • National Team Member for Bayer on Sales and Marketing in the Yaz/Yasmin Multi-District Litigation. 
  • Recently obtained summary judgment for Pfizer in products liability suit relating to use of hormone therapy medication which were filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. 
  • Served as litigation counsel for life sciences company in major biotech patent litigation. 
  • Represented Time, Inc. in the defamation lawsuit brought against it by former University of Alabama football coach, Mike Price. 
  • Obtained summary judgment for Medtronic, Inc. in a products liability suit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. 
  • Successfully defended Louisiana Pacific in jury trial of sexual harassment claims.