Kim Martin focuses her practice on general litigation. She has extensive experience representing media clients on First Amendment issues and defamation claims. Most recently, Kim and the Bradley team won summary judgment on behalf of Discovery Communications in a defamation suit brought by Dr. Judson Lovingood over his portrayal in a docudrama relating to the space shuttle Challenger disaster. The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s summary judgment decision (Lovingood v. Discovery Communications, Inc. et al., 2020 WL 599836, No. 18-12999, (11th Cir. Feb. 7, 2020)).
Kim also has 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. Her trial experience includes defense of personal injury, products liability, commercial litigation, and labor and employment claims.
Kim has represented multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in litigation across the country. She has been a national team member for sales and marketing issues defending a pharmaceutical company in multidistrict 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 hormone replacement therapy litigation. She has a wide range of experience in representing clients in general commercial litigation and was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as the Commercial Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Huntsville for 2013.
Represented Time, Inc. in the defamation lawsuit brought against it by former University of Alabama football coach Mike Price.
Obtained dismissal of defamation and false light invasion of privacy claim against Southern Poverty Law Center.
Trial counsel in S. v. AseraCare, a three-month FCA trial.
National team member for Bayer on Sales and Marketing in the Yaz/Yasmin multidistrict litigation.
Obtained summary judgment for Pfizer in products liability suit relating to use of hormone therapy medication, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Listed in Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence, 2016-2020, 2023 Alabama Access to Justice Commission, Pro Bono Exemplar, 2015 Listed in Chambers USA National Ranking, Product Liability & Mass Torts, 2021-2023 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, 2010-2024 Commercial Litigation, 2010-2024 First Amendment Law, 2010-2024 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2015-2024 Litigation – First Amendment, 2018-2024 "Lawyer of the Year," Huntsville, Commercial Litigation, 2013 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2016-2023 "Top 50 Women Lawyers," 2017-2020, 2022-2023 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2013-2015 "Top 25 Women," 2014 Listed in Benchmark Litigation "Top 250 Women in Litigation," 2019-2023 "Local Litigation Star," Alabama, 2020-2021 "National Practice Area Star," Product Liability, 2020, 2023 "Litigation Star," 2024 Listed in LMG Life Sciences, "Life Sciences Star," 2019-2020, 2022 In Re: Yasmin and YAZ (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100 (S.D. Illinois) National team member for Bayer. Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. v. Open Biosystems, Inc. (E.D. Missouri) Representation of biotech company in a patent infringement case related to viral vectors in United States District Court. Case was successfully resolved prior to trial. Jury trial of sexual harassment claims Successfully defended Louisiana Pacific in jury trial of sexual harassment claims. Patent infringement litigation Served as litigation counsel for life sciences company in major biotech patent litigation. Representation of Time, Inc. in defamation suit Represented Time, Inc. in the defamation lawsuit brought against it by former University of Alabama football coach, Mike Price. Summary judgment in products liability suit Products liability suit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Summary judgment for Medtronic, Inc.