Martin & Helms Named a Tier One Firm by Best Law Firms® in 2023

Martin & Helms is proud to announce that the firm was named to this year’s Best Law Firm’s list again, earning a Tier One ranking for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. The firm was also recognized for its work in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs.

Since 2010, Best Law Firms has recognized legal organizations for their work in a multitude of practice areas. These rankings “are based on client/professional reference feedback, firmographic information provided by firms, industry leader interviews and feedback collected on individual lawyers through the Best Lawyers research process.” Inclusion in the annual Best Law Firms list is not guaranteed year to year. Eligibility requires that at least one member of the firm was recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for that year, and firms cannot pay to be on the list.

What does Best Law Firms’ Tier One designation mean?

Rather than rank the firms sequentially, Best Law Firms uses their tier system to recognize firms. It offers a three-tier ranking system for law firms. These tiers can be national or regional, depending on the “the scope of the firm’s work and geographic coverage of their practice.” Best Law Firms uses a proprietary process based on quantitative and quality data to determine a score for every eligible law firm.

Tier One is the highest designation a law firm can achieve. Martin & Helms earned a Tier One designation in the Huntsville Metro region for its work in personal injury and product litigation on behalf of plaintiff.

About our award-winning law firm

Martin & Helms has served clients throughout North Alabama since 2009, though our partners each bring decades of experience with them. We are focused exclusively on plaintiffs’ personal injury, meaning we only represent personal injury victims. Over the years, we have secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients, focusing on the toughest cases there are – ones where folks sustain catastrophic, life-altering injuries. From auto accidents and truck wrecks to worksite accidents and wrongful death, our team takes your case personally.

Martin & Helms operates two offices – one in Huntsville and one in Decatur – but also serves Athens, Madison, and the entire Tennessee Valley region.

About Clay Martin

Clay Martin has been representing injury clients in Alabama for 28 years, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers ® since 2017. He is a three-time Lawyer of the Year winner for his work in product liability (2023 and 2021) and personal injury (2022). In 2024, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Clay has also been recognized by Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.

About Tara Helms

Tara Helms has been representing injury clients in Alabama for 25 years. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers, is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized as being one of the “10 Best Female Attorneys – Alabama” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. She also retains a perfect 5/5 client review on Avvo.

We are all humbled by our inclusion in the annual Best Law Firms list this year. We promise to continue to fight on behalf of injury victims in Alabama. To learn more about us, or to schedule a free consultation, please call our contact our personal injury lawyers in Huntsville or Decatur.