As of January 2014, Gregory M. Martin retired from Martin & Jones and the practice of law. Greg was a senior partner who had been a member of the firm since 1985.
Greg grew up in Concord, North Carolina, which was for many decades a “mill town.” So, when he first came to the firm, he was happy to spend several years successfully representing mill workers throughout North Carolina suffering from the occupational lung disease byssinosis (“brown lung disease”). Greg’s practice evolved in the 1990’s, as he began to represent people catastrophically injured in auto and truck accidents.
The focus of his practice then shifted to product liability claims, with a particular interest and expertise in pharmaceutical product liability cases. Over the last two decades, Greg successfully represented hundreds of people who had been seriously injured by dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices, such as Fen-Phen, Vioxx and Sulzer hip implants. As a result of his dedication and success on behalf of his clients, Greg was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers and in North Carolina Super Lawyers.
As of November 2014, Spencer Parris has retired from Martin & Jones. During his 25 years of practice with the firm, Spencer devoted himself to the vigorous representation of victims of asbestos exposure across North Carolina and around the United States. With clients from more than 20 states, Spencer successfully tried to verdict cases across the country.
He was a national leader in asbestos litigation for more than twenty years and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and in North Carolina Super Lawyers. Spencer served as the president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and under his leadership, the rights of all North Carolinians were protected and preserved. Most recently, Spencer has represented those wrongfully imprisoned for crimes, which they did not commit.