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Hon. Harlan A. Martin (Former)

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Practice Areas
Business Commercial
Construction Defect
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Federal Law
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Hon. Harlan A. Martin (Former) has been a mediator or arbitrator in more than 3,000 cases. Judge Martin has resolved hundreds of disputes and significant multi-party litigation across the country. Since leaving the bench, he has been one of the most active and sought after mediators in Texas and often serves parties throughout the United States.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Successfully resolved hundreds of cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights), shareholder suits, construction defects, environmental liability, insurance coverage, real property and eminent domain, oil and gas, anti-trust, securities fraud, legal and accounting professional liability, injury cases involving medical provider, products liability, air crash, vehicular collision, premises liability, and employer non-subscriber
  • Court-appointed Special Master supervising discovery and pretrial matters in complicated civil litigation
  • Taught Negotiation and Mediation Techniques to judges, attorneys, and business people

Representative Matters

  • Mediated $100,000,000 multi-party dispute involving the dissolution of a software design joint venture
  • Mediated several bank failure/director liability suits involving more than $100,000,000 in total settlements
  • Mediated several environmental liability suits involving dozens of defendants and hundreds of plaintiffs
  • Mediated several patent suits involving claims of infringement, validity, and Patent Office fraud
  • Mediated several employment class actions involving age, race, and sex discrimination
  • Mediated significant multi-party suits involving hundreds of homeowner, taxing authority, and utility bond underwriters
  • Arbitrated allocation and reasonableness against insurance carriers following multiple securities and tort suits against a company and its officers and directors
  • Arbitrated several investor/broker dealer disputes involving margin account losses – NSDA procedures
  • Arbitrated partnership dissolution dispute involving more than 1,000 interests in commercial property
  • Arbitrated a service and access dispute between multi-national telecommunication companies
  • Arbitrated Sherman Act anti-trust claims against multi-national and domestic natural gas producers, processors, and pipelines

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2020, 2022, 2024
  • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, D Magazine reader survey, 2013
  • Member: State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Faculty: Judicial College, State of Texas and various State Bar of Texas Professional Development Programs
  • Chairman, Dallas County Juvenile Board; Youth Services Advisory Board
  • Presiding Judge, Dallas County Conference of District Judges

Background and Education

  • District Judge, 192nd Judicial District of Texas, Dallas
  • Private practice specializing in institutional and insurance defense
  • J.D. and B.B.A., Southern Methodist University


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