(901) 522-9000 (901) 527-3746
6410 Poplar Avenue
Suite 1000
Memphis, TN 38119


Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. was endowed by its founder, Judge John D. Martin, Sr., over 100 years ago, with a solid tradition of service to clients, the profession and to the Memphis Community.

Because of its long-term commitment to the Memphis community, Martin Tate projects a unique perspective in delivering legal services for Memphis business, as well as for national clients. The firm combines quality legal services with innovative legal thinking to create practical solutions that provide clients a competitive edge.

The firm’s areas of significant practice are business and commercial transactions; litigation in state and federal courts; trusts and estates; and commercial real estate. Within the business and commercial transaction area, the firm’s attorneys counsel clients in merger and acquisitions, banking, IPO’s, partnership matters,PILOT transactions, bankruptcy reorganizations and creditor’s rights.

Many of the firm’s lawyers are listed in “Best Lawyers in America.” The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified two of the firm’s trial lawyers as Civil Trial Specialists, while two are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Litigation section members regularly deal with matters involving contracts, transportation law, insurance, products liability, and employment rights just to name a few. Martin Tate’s trusts and estates section has one lawyer as a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Attorneys in the real estate section are involved in transactions in the Mid-South including construction, development, leasing and operation of shopping centers, office buildings, industrial plants, and warehouse distribution centers. The firm is involved in financing techniques for real estate syndications, issuance of tax-exempt bonds, and equity participations. One of the firm’s attorneys is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights/Insolvency
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate/Transactional/M&A
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Estate/Trust/Wills and Financial Planning
  • Franchise Gaming Law
  • Governmental Relations, Legislative, Regulatory Information
  • Technology
  • Insurance/Bad Faith
  • Intellectual Property
  • International/International Trade
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law/Admiralty
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Public Utilities & Administrative
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • School Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • SIU/Fraud/Arson
  • Subrogation
  • Tax
  • Technology/Trademark/Patent
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Water Law
  • White Collar Defense


  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Advance Stores Company, Inc.
  • Associated Couriers, Inc.
  • Borden Chemical, Inc.
  • Bryan Truck Lines
  • Capital One
  • Cardinal Logistics
  • Chicago Title Company
  • Cottingham Butler Claims Services
  • Delta/United Specialities, Inc.
  • Dupre Logistics, LLC
  • Education Realty Trust, Inc.
  • El Paso Merchant Energy, L.P.
  • Energy Transfer LP
  • First Group USA
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.
  • Genuine Parts Company
  • HD Supply, Inc.
  • The Hanover Insurance Company
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • IAT Specialty
  • Kenan Advantage Group
  • Kemmons Wilson, Inc.
  • Kohler, Inc.
  • Lancer Insurance Co.
  • Landstar Systems, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • New Hampshire Insurance Co.
  • NTA, Inc.
  • New Prime, Inc.
  • Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PGT Trucking
  • Philadelphia Life Insurance Company
  • Prudential Insurance Company of America, Inc.
  • Regions Bank
  • Roehl Transport, Inc.
  • Scott Contractors, Inc.
  • Sunoco, Inc.
  • US Bank


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