Eastman Law Office, P.S.C.

 

 
Fighting for Your Rights
 
 
     
 

Martha Marie Eastman

 
 

Attorney at Law

Professional Presentations


 
 

Martha Marie Eastman is a competitor. She will fight for you and your families’ rights while remaining professional and compassionate.

Ms. Eastman is the past Chair for the national nursing home litigation group in the American Association of Justice ("AAJ"). She is a frequent speaker and teacher on issues regarding nursing home abuse and neglect. She has lectured on nursing home abuse in Kentucky, California, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, New Mexico, and New Jersey.

In addition to speaking about nursing home abuse, Ms. Eastman has been an invited speaker and teacher at the National Judicial College, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s annual national convention, and has spoken at law-sponsored events in Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, California and Louisiana. She is routinely asked to speak and present papers at lawyer education programs offered across the United States on trial advocacy, deposition techniques, nursing home abuse and medical negligence.

Ms. Eastman was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She majored in both English and Political Science at Kent State University where she received both athletic and academic scholarships. Ms. Eastman went to law school at the University of Louisville. She was the Executive Editor of the law review at Louisville and was awarded several academic and writing scholarships. Ms. Eastman graduated in 1990 at the top of her class, receiving honors as well as several awards and distinctions.

After graduating from law school, Martha clerked for the Honorable Harry W. Wellford, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then became an associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York City where she worked in the litigation department. She became associated with the law firm of Armstrong Allen Prewitt Gentry Johnston and Holmes in Memphis, Tennessee and worked primarily in insurance defense (including medical negligence), employment law and First Amendment law.

Ms. Eastman now focuses her practice on medical negligence, including cases involving obstetrics and gynecology, cancer, orthopedics, emergency room medicine and nursing home abuse.

Ms. Eastman was a competitive swimmer at Lakeside Swim Club from first grade through her college years at Kent State University where she was awarded athletic and academic scholarships. Today, Ms. Eastman competes in triathlons around the world. She finished the World Championship Ironman Triathlon in 1995 and 1997. In fact, in 1997, she finished first among all women lawyers in the world at the Ironman Championship. Also in 1997 and in 1999, she was chosen to compete for the United States National Team at the World Championships in Perth, Australia and Montreal, Canada, respectively. In addition, Ms. Eastman competes in bicycle races and local running events.

Ms. Eastman has two children. One day they plan to ride their bikes across the country together.


Professional Presentations

Colleges

Depositions

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College, New Orleans, LA (January 2004)

National Judicial College: Essentials of Civil Litigation

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College, Reno, Nevada (October 2003), Presentation and Publication

Past Invitations

Nursing Home Litigation Group: Clinical and Financial Oversight of Nursing Home Care

  • Moderator, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Convention, Boston, MA (July 2004)

Damages & Evidence: Evaluating, Pleading and Proving – Nursing Home Litigation and Elder Law

  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney, Damages Seminar, Northern Kentucky (June 2004)

Essentials of a Nursing Home Case

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Nursing Home Teleseminar, Nationwide (June 2004)

Expert Witnesses – Medical Malpractice

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Issues in Kentucky Medical Malpractice, Louisville, KY (May 2004)

Settlement Strategies in Complex Medical Malpractice Cases

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Issues in Kentucky Medical Malpractice, Louisville, KY (May 2004)

The Future of Medical Malpractice

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Issues in Kentucky Medical Malpractice, Louisville, KY (May 2004)

Opening Statement – Setting the Stage for a Successful Verdict

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Advocacy in Kentucky, Louisville, KY (May 2004), Presentation and Publication

Comprehensive Cross-Examination

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Advocacy in Kentucky, Louisville, KY (May 2004), Presentation and Publication

Ethical Considerations

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Advocacy in Kentucky, Louisville, KY (May 2004), Presentation and Publication

Putting Together a Powerful Closing Argument

  • National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Advocacy in Kentucky, Louisville, KY (May 2004), Presentation and Publication

Goetzman and Liens: How to Deal with Them

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Litigating Nursing Home Cases, Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 2004)

HIPPA Revisited

  • Moderator, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy Teleseminar, Nationwide (March 2004)

Preparing Your Client for the Deposition

  • Co-Presented with Doug Keene, Keene Trial Consulting; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, New Orleans, LA (January 2004)

Structuring Depositions with Difficult Witnesses

  • Co-Presented with Phillip Miller, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, New Orleans, LA (January 2004)

Common Types of Claims – Nursing Home

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Louisville, KY (October 2003), Presentation and Publication

Initial Considerations and Pretrial Procedure – Nursing Home

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Louisville, KY (October 2003), Presentation and Publication

Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Louisville, KY (October 2003), Presentation and Publication

Case Management – Trial Organization

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada (October 2003), Presentation and Publication

Mock Trial

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada (October 2003)

How to Do a Focus Group

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, OH (October 2003)

Getting What Nursing Homes Don't Want to Give You: Discovery in Nursing Home Cases

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Convention, San Fransisco, CA (July 2003), Presentation and Publication

Addressing Damages in Opening

  • Panel Discussion, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Convention- Advocacy Track, San Fransisco, CA (July 2003), Presentation and Publication

“Establishing Relief for the Most Innocent of All Aids Victims: Liability for Perinatal Transmission of AIDS,” 28 Journal of Family Law Issue 3 (1990)

 

Future Invitations

Using Focus Groups to Overcome Juror Bias

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Steamboat Springs, CO (August 2004)

Common Types of Claims – Nursing Home

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Louisville, KY (October 2004), Presentation and Publication

Initial Considerations and Pretrial Procedure – Nursing Home

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Louisville, KY (October 2004), Presentation and Publication

Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Louisville, KY (October 2004), Presentation and Publication

Common Types of Claims – Nursing Home

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Lexington, KY (October 2004), Presentation and Publication

Initial Considerations and Pretrial Procedure – Nursing Home

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Lexington, KY (October 2004), Presentation and Publication

Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation

  • National Business Institute, Nursing Home Malpractice in Kentucky: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Lexington, KY (October 2004), Presentation and Publication

Discovery Abuse

  • Judiciary Conference, North Dakota (December 2004)

Structuring Depositions with Difficult Witnesses

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, New Orleans, LA (January 2005)

How to Overcome Juror Bias in a Deposition

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, New Orleans, LA (January 2005)

 

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Finishing the 1995 Hawaii Ironman

 

     
 
 
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