Marty focuses his practice on complex product liability litigation with an emphasis on defending tobacco companies in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. He has experience in all key stages of litigation, including initial case evaluation, fact investigation and development, depositions, motion practice and settlement negotiations. Marty has advocated for his clients in mediation and has been a member of numerous trial teams that achieved successful results for the clients.

Marty maintains an active pro bono practice. He has worked with Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel and served as lead attorney to successfully defend indigent individuals who have been charged with felonies. Marty has also effectively defended minors accused of crimes in family court proceedings.

Marty is a member of the firm’s Associates Committee and Innovations Committee. He is also active in the firm’s attorney recruitment and mentoring efforts and served as a supervising attorney and social chair for Shook’s summer associate program. 



Complex Litigation, Guest Lecturer to the Product Liability class at the University of Missouri School of Law, Spring Semester 2018 (with Jennifer Artman).

Successful Interviewing, Presentation to University of Missouri School of Law, August 2015.

Minimizing Damages Over the Course of a Litigation, CLE Presentation, September 2014 (with Michael Cappo).