Martha Young Curtis - Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

Martha Young Curtis

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Martha Young Curtis is a member (partner) of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.  Ms. Curtis was one of the founding members of Sher Garner law firm when it opened its doors in January, 1999.  It has since grown into one of the top New Orleans law firms with over 40 attorneys and more than 80 employees.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree,summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her Juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from Tulane Law School where she served as Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review. In her legal career, Ms. Curtis has represented insurers, for-profit businesses, and non-profits in commercial litigation.  Before beginning private practice, Ms. Curtis clerked for Honorable W. Eugene Davis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1990 to 1991.  Ms. Curtis was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as an assistant Bar Examiner from 1997 to 2000.  She also served as an appointee of the Louisiana Supreme Court on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Committee on Uniform Judicial Rules Committee. 
Ms. Curtis has been involved in numerous other community and legal organizations, including the following: Tulane Law Review, Board of Advisory Editors; Tulane Alumni Association, Board of Directors; Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow; Association for Women Attorneys; and Federal Bar Association.  She has received numerous recognitions including: “Local Litigation Star” in Louisiana recognition by Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (2012); New Orleans City Business’s 2010 Leadership in Law Award; New Orleans Magazine’s recognition as one of the Top Lawyers in New Orleans (2009); Martindale-Hubbell A-V rated since 1999; Rittenberg-Weinstein Award, Tulane Law Review (1990); and Harry S. Truman Scholar from Louisiana (1985).  Ms. Curtis also has authored several scholarly articles and has been a faculty member on numerous Continuing Legal Education panels for both the legal profession and the judiciary.

Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1987Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1990
Tulane Law Review, Board of Advisory Editors, 1992 - PresentTulane Alumni Association, Board of Directors Representing Law School, 1995 - 1997Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2008 - PresentAssociation for Women AttorneysNew Orleans Association of Defense CounselFederal Bar Association

Case History

Nassar v. Academy Sports and Outdoors227 Fed.Appx. 392 (Miss. 2007)
Touro Infirmary v. Sizeler Architects — 948 So.2d 261 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2006)
Touro Infirmary v. Sizeler Architects — 947 So.2d 740 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2006)
Fergusson v. Allstate Property and Cas. Ins. Co. — Not reported in F. Supp. 2d. (S.D. Miss. 2006)
Touro Infirmary v. Sizeler Architects — 900 So.2d 200 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2005)
Exposition Partner, L.L.P. v. King, LeBlanc & Bland L.L.P. — 869 So.2d 934 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2004)
Ackel v. Academy Louisiana Co. — 821 So.2d 109 (La.App. 5 Cir. 2002)
Estate of Patout v. City of New Iberia — 813 So.2d 1248 (La.App. 3 Cir. 2002)
Squirrel Run Inv. Group, Inc. v. City of New Iberia — 813 So.2d 1253 (La.App. 3 Cir. 2002)
Brown v. Manhattan Life Ins. Co. — 791 So.2d 74 (La. 2001)

Office Location

909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs