Martineau King PLLC

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Firm Overview

Experienced legal advisors dedicated to your business

Martindale Hubbell AV rated litigation defense firm dedicated to representing businesses throughout the southeast. Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to large international corporations and municipalities. We offer the personal attention that characterizes a small practice with the broad expertise and capabilities of a large firm.

At Martineau King PLLC we will be your advisors as well as your litigators. Our commitment is to nurturing long-term partnerships with our clients.

We understand that going to court is not the only option. We will efficiently and thoroughly examine each case to determine the best course of action for you. If that means going to court then we are the recognized, experienced, and aggressive litigators you need representing you. Our involvement lets your opponents know you mean business.

To discuss your legal needs, contact the firm today.

Providing cost-effective, focused representation

We want your business to not only survive, but to thrive. By keeping our overhead low and eliminating unnecessary luxuries we are able to provide you with big firm service without the big firm fees.

Main Office

Main Office
200 South College Street
Suite 1550, BB&T Center
Charlotte  NC  28202

Phone
  • (704) 247-8520
Fax
  • (704) 247-8582
Workers Compensation
Workers Compensation
Our attorneys represent employers, self-insured entities, and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers compensation law. We partner with our clients to reduce injuries, minimize costs, and aggressively defend their business interests. Having handled hundreds of these cases, we have the skills, resources, and experience required to help you successfully navigate the ever-changing North Carolina workers compensation waters.

Prevention:
The best workers compensation claim is the one that never happens. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping your company identify practical and efficient ways to reduce workplace injuries and their associated costs. Whether through conducting training seminars, advising on claim investigation, or providing updates on evolving areas of workers compensation law, Martineau King PLLC will work with you to craft preventative measures that best fit your needs.

Response:
When a workplace injury or occupational disease is alleged, Martineau King PLLC will be there. Our attorneys are available to assist you in investigating claims, gathering needed evidence, and aggressively pursuing all available defenses. We have the experience and knowledge required to understand the complicated legal and medical issues that surround a workers compensation claim. We recognize the need for cost-effective management of claims and strive to provide efficient but thorough solutions to your workers compensation problems.

Results:
Martineau King's attorneys have decades of experience before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and appellate courts of North Carolina. When litigation arises, we will partner with you to develop a proactive strategy that is tailored to your company's particular circumstances and business objectives. Our attorneys have effectively represented clients in:

-Administrative motions before the Office of the Executive
Secretary including Motions to Compel, Motions related to
medical treatment and Form 18M motions
-Suspension or termination of benefits where appropriate
through Form 24 hearings
-Form 26A and Form 30 agreements
-Settlement of claims at mediation
-Evidentiary hearings before the deputy commissioners of the
North Carolina Industrial Commission
-Appeals before the Full Commission of the North Carolina
Industrial Commission and appellate courts of North Carolina

L. Kristin King

Partner

Biography:
Armed with a psychology degree and a strong interest in human nature, Kristin understands that an attorney must do more than simply apply the law to a set of facts. A thorough understanding of the case and the needs of the client is only the beginning of a trial lawyer's responsibilities. To be successful, Kristin believes that a trial attorney must know life, human nature, psychology and the complexities of human emotions. Having defended truck drivers, police officers, and professionals in numerous serious injury and wrongful death cases, Kristin knows how to get a jury to care about the case and her client. Whether in court or at the settlement table, Kristin possesses the ability to empathize with all of the involved parties to reach a satisfactory resolution.

Areas of Practice:
-Wrongful death
-Transportation litigation
-Premises liability
-Professional malpractice
-Vehicle accident defense
-Defense of government and municipalities
-Insurance coverage/first party litigation

Admissions:
-North Carolina Bar, 1991
-U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North
Carolina, 1991

Education:
-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1990
-University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., magna cum laude, 1987
-Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Memberships:
-Mecklenburg County Bar Association
-North Carolina State Bar
-North Carolina Bar Association
-North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
-Defense Research Institute
-DRI Trucking Law Committee
-DRI Professional Liability Committee
-North Carolina Trucking Association
-Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
-British American Business Council
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Juris Doctorate , 1990

Elizabeth A. Martineau

Partner

Biography:
As a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Elizabeth embodies tenaciousness, an unsurpassed work ethic, and above all, complete loyalty to her clients. With extensive trial experience before state and federal courts, Elizabeth offers clients maturity, precise legal analysis, and - when needed - aggressive representation. Elizabeth began her law practice as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting in the federal court system. She brings a wealth of experience to her representation of professionals, corporations, and businesses involved in complex legal matters. Elizabeth holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. If you have a legal problem you want this Marine in your corner.

Areas of Practice:
-Employment law
-Transportation litigation
-Construction litigation
-Insurance coverage/first party litigation
-Professional malpractice
-Defense of government and municipalities
-Products liability

Admissions:
-North Carolina 1999
-South Carolina 2009
-United States District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western
District of N.C. 2000
-United States District Court, South Carolina 2011
-Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2002
-United States Supreme Court 2005

Education:
-Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1994
-University of New Hampshire, B.A., cum laude, 1990; Naval
Justice School, 1995

Memberships:
-Mecklenburg County Bar Association
-North Carolina State Bar
-North Carolina Bar Association
-North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
-North Carolina Women's Bar Association
-Defense Research Institute
Education
  • Western New England College School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1994

Hope Fisher Connie

Attorney

Admissions:
-Georgia, 1997
-North Carolina, 2001
-U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North
Carolina, 2003 - Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009

Education:
-Emory University School of Law, Juris doctor, 1997
-North Carolina Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1994

Memberships:
-North Carolina State Bar
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1997

Crystal M. Trotter

Attorney

Admissions:
-North Carolina Bar, 2009
-US District Court, Eastern District of NC, 2010
-South Carolina, 2012

Education:
-The University of Tennessee College of Law- J.D. 2009
-The Order of Barristers
-The Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, Research
Editor
-Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court
-North Carolina State University, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2004 and B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, cum laude, 2004
-Caldwell Fellow

Memberships:
-North Carolina State Bar
-North Carolina Bar Association
-North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
-NCBA Young Lawyer Division
-Mecklenburg County Bar Association
-Mecklenburg County Bar- Young Lawyers Division
-John S. Leary Bar Association
Education
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

Guiselle F. Mahon

Attorney

Admissions:
-North Carolina Bar, 2010
-Florida Bar, 2007
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2008

Education:
-University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude,
2006
-Florida Journal of International Law, Research Editor
-University of Florida, B.A., cum laude, 2003

Memberships:
-Mecklenburg County Bar Association
-North Carolina State Bar
-Florida State Bar
Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2006

Eric W. Rowell

Attorney

Admissions:
-United States District Court, South Carolina, 2013
-South Carolina, 2007
-North Carolina, 2010

Education:
-Charleston School of Law J.D., 2007
-North Carolina State Univ. - B.A., 2003

Memberships:
-South Carolina State Bar
-North Carolina State Bar
-Mecklenburg County Bar
-Javier Colon Fan Club, President
Education
  • Charleston School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2007

John M. Zuck

Attorney

Admissions:
-Tennessee, 2007
-Mississippi, 2008
-North Carolina, 2012
-U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
-U.S. District Court for both the Northern and Southern
Districts of Mississippi

Education:
-The University of Memphis School of Law - J.D. May, 2007
-Law Review - Editorial Board, 2006-2007
-Published Note: "Kelo v. City of New London: Despite
the Outcry, the Decision is Firmly Supported by
Precedent - However, Eminent Domain Critics Still Have
Gained Ground." 38 U. MEM. L. REV. 187 (2007).
-State University of New York at Oswego, B.A. in Political Science, May 1996
Education
  • The University of Memphis School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , May,
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