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


Judge Martin is a highly respected ADR veteran whose intelligence and personable approach to mediation and arbitration enables him to resolve the most challenging malpractice disputes. As a judge, attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness, he has extensive experience handling professional liability cases involving the legal and accounting professions.

In addition to Judge Martin’s experience in legal professional liability disputes, he has handled more than 3,000 cases involving commercial disputes, shareholder suits, construction defects, environmental liability, intellectual property, insurance coverage, real property and eminent domain, oil and gas, anti-trust, securities fraud, accounting professional liability, injury cases involving medical provider, products liability, air crash, vehicular collision, premises liability, and employer non-subscriber.

Representative Matters

  • Mediated dozens of claims against lawyers accused of legal malpractice
  • Served as arbitrator on several claims of lawyer malpractice
  • Defended as attorney, claims of lawyer malpractice
  • Offered expert testimony in litigation including claims of legal malpractice
  • Presided as Judge in several lawyer malpractice jury trials
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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