Sean W. Martin is a shareholder in the Chattanooga, Tennessee office of Carr Allison. An accomplished attorney with experience in diverse areas of the law, Sean has served as counsel to clients in Tennessee and Georgia in the construction, insurance, retail and hospitality and transportation industries. He has successfully handled cases regarding product liability, professional liability, commercial litigation and workers’ compensation.
Sean is AV-rated through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a featured speaker for organizations throughout the Southeast and has authored multiple articles covering topics such as workers’ compensation claims, jury considerations, construction litigation, and construction principles in sustainable design. Sean is the appointed Chair of the Premises and Security Liability Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He also served on the DRI steering committee on global climate change and received the National Academy of Jurisprudence (NAJ) Premier 100 Designation in 2016. Sean has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury- Products: Defense since 2018.
Sean graduated with a business degree from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He earned his MBA from the University of Memphis (TN) and then his JD from the University of Memphis School of Law.
“Are You As Guilty the Criminal: Liability for Criminal Acts and Third-Parties and Employees” FDCC Quarterly, February 2015
“Policing the Premises: A Landowner’s Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties” Journal of American Law, September 2014
“Good Old Rocky Top: Tennessee Opens New Frontiers for Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Recovery” Subrogator, 2012
“The Collateral Source Rule – A Compendium of State Laws” DRI Defense Library Series, 2012
“Instruction Litigation Desk Reference – A 50 State Guide to Construction Litigation” DRI Defense Library Series, 2009
“Tennessee Construction Law and its Overhaul” The Critical Pass, September 2007
“Who Is Responsible for the Scotch” In Transit, 2006
“Strategic Shift in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration” In Transit, 2006