My name is Anton Martynenko, and I am a proud member of the Scott Vicknair team. My journey to becoming a lawyer started from humble beginnings in the former USSR during some of the most fascinating but challenging times. Today, I am oddly thankful for facing poverty and hardship from an early age because those struggles instilled in me a strong work ethic, a drive to succeed, and compassion for folks from all walks of life. At the age of 15, I had a rare opportunity to come to the United States as an exchange student. Three years later, I would be making the same journey to a small community college in Oklahoma with the American dream in my heart and a crumpled $20 bill in my pocket. Five years later, I was accepted to Tulane Law School, where I discovered my true passion for trial advocacy and met my beautiful wife.
During my time at Tulane, I had the privilege of representing indigent defendants through the Criminal Law Clinic. After passing the bar, I practiced in several areas of law, including personal injury, consumer protection, family law, and shareholder litigation. Today, I focus my practice on Successions, where I use my broad legal experience to help clients navigate the often complex and emotional legal process. I am particularly passionate about cases involving elder abuse, whether through coerced wills, reverse mortgages, medical proxies, powers of attorney, or undue influence of strangers, caretakers, or motivated family members. My philosophy is simple: I believe that every client deserves a dedicated and compassionate advocate who is committed to finding creative solutions to complex legal problems. If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or undue influence, I’m here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact Scott Vicknair today to schedule a consultation.