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About me

I am pleased to represent clients in pharmaceutical drug, vaccine and medical device matters.  Additionally,  I handle consumer class actions such as data breach, defective products and unfair business practices litigation.


Born and raised in Salisbury, NC - home of Cheerwine and Food Lion - I am proud to be a Double Deacon and love my Wake Forest teams.


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Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 50%
    14 years
  2. Defective Products: 50%
    16 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Michael J. Lewis

    I endorse Jean without qualification. I was privileged to work with her on a significant case. She was dedicated, determined, and just plain brilliant. She had great empathy and compassion for our clients, but never backed down from any battle with our opponents. I feel privileged to have worked with her and Joel Rhine and recommend them both highly.


    Michael Lewis Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Peyton Tunstall III

    I have co-counseled with Jean on a number of defective medication cases and medical device cases over the years. She has been an unbelievable resource and a great attorney. I would recommend any attorney handling dangerous medications or medical device cases work with Jean. Her knowledge of the medicine is incredible.


    Joseph Tunstall Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC

2018 Eastwood Rd
Suite 225
Wilmington, NC, 28403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2014
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
Top 50 Women NCSuperLawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2014
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2013
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC2014 - Present
PartnerRhine Martin Law Firm, PC2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWake Forest University School Of Law2007 - 2007
AttorneyShipman & Wright, LLP2007 - 2011
Managing AttorneyWallace & Graham, PA2000 - 2007
AssociateBlanco Tackabery & Matamoros, PA1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Trial Law InstituteMember2014 - Present
Diversity Law InstituteMember2014 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeEducation Committee2012 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeCommunications Committee2012 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMembership Committee2012 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dube et al v. Oden et alSettlement $3.4 million
UnfiledSettled Before Filing
Tucker v. Manheim RemarketingSettled before trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Safety ReportEducate Before You Medicate2009
The Safety ReportFrom The Face To The Gut: Acne Sufferers Who Used Accutane2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of South CarolinaInternational BusinessMIBS1991
Wake Forest UniversityMathematical EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
EZCLE Greensboro 2014Multi-District Litigation, Class Action – What’s the Difference and Does it Matter?2014
EZCLE Greensboro 2014Personal Injury: Billed versus Paid, The New Rules2014