Mr. James C. Martin
Reed Smith LLP
Reed Smith Centre
225 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Type of Case: Civil and Criminal
Admitted to practice:
1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit, 6th Circuit, 7th Circuit, 8th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 10th Circuit, 11th Circuit, D.C., Federal
Jim is a partner working out of Reed Smith's Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles offices, who has specialized in appellate law for more than 30 years.
Jim has briefed and handled cases in the United States Supreme Court, all of the federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, the state supreme courts of California, Washington, Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Massachusetts.
Areas of Substantive Expertise and Consultation
Jim's expertise spans a wide range of substantive areas including unfair competition, insurance recovery, coverage and bad faith, financial services, intellectual property, products liability, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and class actions. He has dealt with many specialized issues in each of these areas, including those involving preemption (federal and state), expert witnesses (federal and state) and consumer fraud (federal and state). In addition to briefing and arguing appeals, Jim regularly consults with trial lawyers on substantive and procedural issues in ongoing cases to help shape trial strategies and make the best record possible for an eventual appeal. These trial consultations also include briefing and argument, and the preparation of post-trial motions, writs, or interlocutory appeals.
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