Harlan Martin

Hon. Harlan A. Martin (Former)

JAMS Arbitrator, Mediator, Hearing Officer, Neutral Evaluator

Case Manager
Judy Stephenson
T: 214-891-4523
F: 214-720-6010
8401 N. Central Expressway, Suite 610, Dallas, TX 75225


In addition to Judge Martin’s extensive mediation practice, he has handled several hundreds of arbitrations in a variety of practice areas including business commercial, intellectual property, financial, insurance coverage, personal injury, employment and health care disputes. He has been recognized as a skilled and effective arbitrator.

Representative Arbitrations

  • Allocation and reasonableness of attorney’s fees among multiple parties in multiple suits with multiple insurance carriers
  • Breach of contract claims regarding joint marketing and sales agreement between national telecommunications company and a vertical services provider
  • Coverage and allocation dispute regarding claims on officers’ and directors’ insurance for indemnity and attorneys’ fees following failed merger and acquisition
  • Creditor dispute against bank involving letters of creditors issued to assure performance of gas purchase contract
  • Dispute between large credit union and its computer services vendor involving multi-million-dollar service contract and failure to timely implement new hardware and software
  • Dozens of employment disputes involving claims under Title VII, ADA, or executive competition on severance agreements
  • Dozens of personal injury claims involving both first party and third party insurers
  • Health care provider contracts between large medical groups and insurance carriers and third party administrators
  • Investor dispute involving acquisition of corporation with misstated assets and liabilities claiming multi-million dollar investment injury
  • Investor/broker dealer disputes involving margin account losses - NSDA procedures
  • Legal malpractice claims against firms and former attorneys
  • Numerous construction disputes between property owners and/or contractors and sureties involving residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects
  • Partnership dissolution dispute involving more than 1,000 interests in commercial property, including allocation of assets and obligations
  • Service and access dispute between multi-national telecommunication companies, including multi-million dollar damage claims
  • Sherman Act anti-trust claims against multi-national and domestic natural gas producers, processors, and pipelines, including claims of willful monopoly and failure to deal
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
  • 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
  • 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



Practice Areas

Available nationwide


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