John D. Martin

T: 803.255.9241
F: 803.256.7500
Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington D.C., 20001
T: 202.545.2968
F: 202.712.2835

A partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, John’s practice focuses on product liability and business litigation, electronic discovery, and information management. He is a leader of the Nelson Mullins Electronic Discovery and Information Management practice group and Nelson Mullins Encompass E-Discovery and Document Review Solutions.


  • Advises clients on privacy and information security issues and implements defensible approaches to the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information for litigation, government requests, and internal investigations
  • Develops both offensive and defensive electronic discovery strategies and prepares company witnesses to address challenging data-related issues
  • Helps clients with the selection and management of electronic discovery vendors, as well as the development of cost-effective, large-scale document review strategies
  • Represents drug and medical device companies, manufacturers, and other industries in product liability and business litigation
  • Has served as both national coordinating counsel and local counsel in pharmaceutical mass tort litigation
  • Has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in nine jurisdictions across the country

Speaking Engagements

John is a frequent speaker at national events on topics related to electronic discovery and information management.  Planned and past engagements include: 

  • "Decade of Discovery," panel discussion at the University of South Carolina School of Law after screening of documentary (Nov. 3, 2014)
  • “Predictive Coding:  Hitting Pause Before Hitting Go,” DRI Drug & Medical Device Conference (May 2014)
  • “Managing Government Investigations: The First 48 Hours,” BlueCross BlueShield Association 47th Annual Lawyers Conference (September 2013)
  • “Electronic Communications: Five Must-Dos,” BlueCross BlueShield Association 47th Annual Lawyers Conference (September 2013) 
  • "Things GCs Should Consider/Reconsider About the eDiscovery Service Provider," Corporate Counsel General Counsel Conference (June 2013)
  • "Managing Litigation in a Tough Economy: Containing Litigation Costs With a Restricted Budget," American Conference Institute’s 17th Annual Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference (December 2012)
  • "ESI – The Shield and the Sword," Blue National Summit (September 2012)


Articles and publications which John has authored and edited include: