Bar Admissions

North Carolina


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1972

Davidson College, A.B., 1969


Martin Brackett's practice includes a broad range of litigation matters involving government and internal investigations and catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.

He is frequently involved in the representation of clients in federal grand jury and other governmental investigations, including investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the criminal section of the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory agencies. He has assisted publicly traded companies in conducting internal investigations into accounting and other financial irregularities.

Martin has served as lead counsel in numerous court actions on behalf of the families of wrongful death victims and for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. He is experienced in the investigation and prosecution of claims for the negligent operation of aircraft and motor vehicles, including tractor trailers.

He is a frequent lecturer to various bar and judicial organizations on litigation-related topics.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, criminal defense: white-collar, personal injury litigation - plaintiffs, 1993-2022; Charlotte Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2008-09, 2013; personal injury plaintiff: general, 2010-15; criminal defense: white collar, 2016-21
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star, personal injury, white-collar crime, general commercial, 2009-22
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2016
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, criminal, 2008-10
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, 2006
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Award, Recipient
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

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Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow

Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Railroad Company, Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Board of Trustees, 2011-15
  • North Carolina Outward Bound School, Board of Trustees, 1987-95
  • Charlotte Auditorium-Coliseum-Convention Center Authority, Member and Chairman, 1981-87
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