Martin Pohl


I like the success stories. I like giving someone a big check and then hearing what they are able to do with it to change their lives for the better.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Million Dollar Advocates
Kentucky Justice Association

Martin is a personal injury attorney who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He dedicates his law practice to helping people in his hometown and throughout the state pursuing compensation for their injuries. Martin received his legal training at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, from which he graduated Cum Laude. As partner of Hessig & Pohl, he handles many different types of personal injury cases including car and truck accidents, slip and falls, animal attacks and workers’ compensation.

Prior to becoming a personal injury attorney, Martin worked as a licensed insurance agent. He gained firsthand knowledge about the ins and outs of the insurance world, which he now applies to his legal practice. After serving as a prosecutor in Louisville, Martin decided to become a lawyer to give a voice to those who feel voiceless.

Martin is experienced in pushing back against large insurance companies to pursue just compensation for his clients. Through the years Martin has recovered millions of dollars from insurance companies and prides himself on providing quality legal representation to people with injury claims. He particularly enjoys hearing about how they are able to use the financial support to improve their lives after an accident.

Some recent highlights for Martin and Hessig & Pohl have been a 2016 wrongful death case involving a cement mixer that resulted in a seven-figure settlement and a motorcycle injury case in 2017 that yielded a $900,000 settlement for the client. In 2018, the firm obtained a seven-figure settlement in a truck injury case. Although such cases with large monetary settlements may be more newsworthy, Martin especially enjoys the rewarding feeling that comes with helping clients get great results on smaller cases.

  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  • University of Louisville
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Super Lawyers

Client Testimonials

Marty fought for me when the insurance company denied my claim. We sued and got the insurance limits.


Hessig & Pohl worked hard to get the best possible results for me. I have and would recommend their firm to anybody in need of legal assistance.


Mr. Pohl settled my claim when another law firm wasn’t able to…He’s the man for the job!


Hessig & Pohl is a great law firm in my book. They’re fast, reliable, and always resourceful in solving all of your legal matters.


Rick comes from an investigative background and he brings that valuable experience to his law firm clients. Call Rick for your legal needs in the greater Louisville area.


This firm is fantastic. They made everything so easy and stayed in contact. Adam handled my case – if I could choose 2 words to describe him it would be intelligent and genuine.


Rick and Marty, along with their awesome staff, have been more than great help while handling multiple legal issues for me!


I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this law firm. They handled my husband’s car accident case with a lot of compassion and care. Rick came to the hospital the very same day of the accident and throughout the process, he took the time to listen to my family’s concerns. We truly felt like we didn’t have to worry about anything. I highly recommend Hessig and Pohl!


This is the way to go if your looking for a professional injury attorney to help you recover what you deserve. I would use them again!! Highly recommended.


Honest and professional. Kept me in the loop every step of the way. I would recommend Attorney Hessig to anyone looking to recoup their losses after an accident.