Martin R. West II

Martin R. West II

Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, Senior Associate

New York City, New York

Martin is an experienced litigator with a proven record of successful outcomes at all stages of litigation, from early motions to dismissals, as well as trial verdicts and related appeals. Martin focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, employment, and tort cases involving significant exposure. He has also represented clients in several multinational matters involving simultaneous US and foreign litigation and arbitration. In addition to the successful litigation and arbitration results, Martin has obtained numerous favorable settlements on behalf of clients, including multinational corporations. While in law school, Martin served as an Associate Editor on the Urban Law Journal and received the Parchomovsky-Siegelman award for the best work of scholarship for the publication of his Note, Collateral Damages: How the Smartphone Patent Wars are Changing the Landscape of Patent Infringement Damages Calculations, 41 Fordham Urb. L. J. 315 (2013). Representative Matters Won a trial verdict in favor of a shipowner for total loss incurred when a shipyard failed to take adequate precautions as Hurricane Sandy approached New York City, overcoming the shipyard's force majeure/Act of God defense. The verdict was upheld on appeal. Obtained a dismissal on due process personal jurisdiction grounds on behalf of an Italian insurer sued in Utah where the insurer issued a policy covering the shipment of cargo from Italy to Utah, and goods allegedly sustained damage in transit. Secured a full defense verdict in a multiweek jury trial under Scindia duties where the plaintiff suffered catastrophic injuries caused when his coworker's forklift fell through a lift shaft aboard a vessel. The verdict was upheld on appeal. Successfully struck plaintiff's jury demand in federal court action shortly before trial resulting in a favorable settlement at private mediation on the eve of trial. Won summary judgment on behalf of a multinational utility company on plaintiff's numerous New York Labor Law claims pending in Kings County related to injuries sustained during the Gowanus Canal remediation. Defended an international shipping line in one of the largest maritime casualty trials litigated in the Southern District of New York. After two multiweek trial phases, the Court issued a decision absolving the shipping line of liability and entitling it to full indemnification.

Experience

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  • Senior Associate
    Nov 2021 ∼ Present 11 months
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