Martin C. Sener

Shareholder

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7815

Biography

Martin C. Sener is a shareholder with Clausen Miller P.C. who concentrates his practice in litigation involving technical construction and engineering principles. An experienced trial attorney, Marty has prosecuted subrogation rights in numerous fire, aviation, structural engineering, and products liability cases involving energy generation, transmission and distribution. Marty was the lead subrogation counsel in the MTA rail crash in Silver Spring, Maryland and he has litigated several other large/catastrophic losses involving pipeline explosions, dam collapses, and major refinery explosions – among others. He has handled cases and claims involving bridge collapses, power plant explosions and collapses, warehouse and plant fires, and turbine and generator failures. He has obtained sizable verdicts in several large property and boiler and machinery subrogation cases. Marty has also defended subrogation cases and, therefore, has a unique perspective on the successful and cost-effective handling of such cases.

Marty graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He received his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1984 where he was a staff editor of the John Marshall Law Review.

Marty coauthored a chapter on eliminating electrical causation in arson cases for the Arson Prosecution and Training Manual published by the Illinois Attorney General. He has also coauthored numerous Supplements to the Property Insurance Handbook published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Marty represents several property insurers on a national basis, handling large property coverage and subrogation matters. In addition to the cases he has tried in Illinois, he has tried cases in California, Idaho, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Working as national panel counsel, Marty has litigated cases in every region of the country.

A frequent lecturer on subrogation and litigation issues, Marty has presented seminars to the Loss Executives Association, the Property Loss Research Bureau, the Western Loss Association, the Boiler & Machinery Insurers Association of Chicago and the Boiler & Machinery Insurers Association of New York.

Marty is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Education

  • J.D. The John Marshall Law School, 1984
  • B.S. Engineering Northwestern University, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Awards

  • Leading Lawyers, 2019
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • Orlando

    Florida 32801

    618 E. South Street

    Suite 500

    Orlando, Florida 32801

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman