Headshot of James R. Martin, II, a Lexington-based work injury and workers' compensation lawyer from Morgan & Morgan

James R. Martin, II


Biography Overview

James Martins legal career has been dedicated to the intricacies of workers' compensation law, reflecting his unwavering expertise and commitment in this specialized area. He completed his Bachelors’ degree at the University of Kentucky in 1999 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, in 2002. Throughout his professional journey, James has primarily focused on handling workers' compensation cases, showcasing his extensive experience and deep understanding of this complex legal realm. 

Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Martin spent five years representing injured individuals in workers' compensation matters, demonstrating his dedication to advocating for the rights of those in need. Prior to that, he served as a Staff Attorney for the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims, gaining invaluable insights into the regulatory aspects of workers' compensation law. Additionally, he previous experience representing employers in workers' compensation claims provides him with a comprehensive perspective, having worked on both sides of these legal issues. 

Outside of his legal practice, James cherishes spending time with his family. He is happily married to Jennifer McVay Martin, and together they are proud parents to two children, Connor and Reagan.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas (Pa hub, spoke, local)


  • University of Kentucky, B.A., Geography, Minor in geology, 1999
  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2002

Bar Admission

Bar Admission
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association