Shelby Martin

Shelby Martin

Senior Associate

Email shelby.martin@​

Phone +1 303 899 7348

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Shelby Martin is a true litigator with a steadfast goal of solving problems so clients can get back to business.

As a member of Denver's Litigation and Arbitration group, Shelby devotes her practice to pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and advocacy. She is an accomplished trial lawyer with experience representing one of the nation's largest medical device manufacturers, as well as counseling clients in multidistrict and complex liability litigation. She is highly skilled in her motion practice, including briefing motions in opposition to class action certification in federal court. Shelby is also frequently involved in identifying, retaining, and prepping expert witnesses for depositions and trials, as well as in taking and defending depositions.

In addition to her regular practice, Shelby maintains a well-established pro bono caseload, focused on civil and human rights, including the representation of indigent clients in immigration proceedings. She also sits on the board of directors for the Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation, which provides long-term academic and social mentorship for youth in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Metro Denver, and was a member of the 2017 Downtown Denver Leadership Program.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2011

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, with distinction, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Related Knowledge

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Representative experience

Served as lead trial counsel for an event promotions company in a premises liability case in Colorado state court.*

Served as a member of the trial team for a large medical device manufacturer in multiple cases relating to an allegedly defective prosthetic device.*

Member of the trial team representing an international media company in a business dispute in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Represents a large health insurer in class action litigation related to denial of benefit claims.

Managed expert discovery for multidistrict litigation involving claims of alleged side effects resulting from a pharmaceutical drug.

Member of the trial team representing a global medical device company in federal trademark litigation.

Represents corporate clients on various matters in state and federal court in Colorado.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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