Martin Ramey has zealously represented plaintiffs in complex litigation, including pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts, personal injury and wrongful death, construction defects, and securities fraud for almost two decades.
Born and raised in a “mill village” in north Georgia, he was the first in his family to ever attend college – working long hours during the day and attending class at night in Atlanta. During that time, Martin discovered that he had a passion for helping others. He found a job working for a local food bank and later a national nonprofit anti-hunger organization, where he assisted in efforts to promote and pass a national Good Samaritan Law, under then-U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman. The legislation was designed to assist nonprofit, community feeding programs in collecting excess food from restaurants and caterers throughout the United States without the worry of liability from such donations.
After college, Martin went on to law school in San Diego, and began his advocacy for plaintiffs in the firms of Thorsnes, Bartolotta & McGuire and Rockwood & Noziska. In 2005, he moved to North Carolina where he later received awards and recognitions for his work by the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (presently NCAJ) and Super Lawyers Magazine.
Martin’s practice is exclusively devoted to litigation. In his spare time, though, he enjoys spending time with his spouse, their twins, and dog.
Bar and Court Admissions
- State Bar of North Carolina, 2005
- State Bar of California, 2002
- Eastern District of North Carolina
- Middle District of North Carolina
- Western District of North Carolina
- Southern District of Indiana
- Central District of California
- Southern District of California
- LL.M., Health Law, Policy & Bioethics – Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
- B.A., Spanish, Arizona State University
Publications & Honors
- Conte v. Wyeth: Caveat Innovator and the Case for Perpetual Liability in Drug Labeling, 4 PITT J. ENVTL. & PUB. HEALTH L. 73 (Spring 2010).
- Prenatal Care for Illegal Immigrants Saves Money, Wilmington Star News, Nov. 13, 2009.
- Treating Symptoms, Not Problems, San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 7, 2003.
- Putting the Cart Before the Horse: The Need to Re-Examine Damage Caps in California’s Elder Abuse Act, 39 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 599 (2002)
- $20.5 million settlement in case involving two luxury high rises in San Diego (Harbor Club – Downtown San Diego)
- $10.5 million settlement in an earth movement/landslide repair for a commercial tenant (Lincoln Properties – Rancho Bernardo)
- $2 million settlement for individual homeowner exposed to mold and asbestos contamination due to negligent repair
- Undisclosed settlement of a 60+ unit high-end, luxury condominium complex in coastal California for construction defects
- Settlement of individual owner lawsuits against developers, contractors, architects, engineers and subcontractors for construction defects in Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla and Escondido, CA
- Settlement of individual owners lawsuits against insurers for losses due to Hurricane Florence