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Joshua W. Martin, III

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Judge Martin concentrates his law practice on mediation and arbitration and on business counseling, particularly in the areas of telecommunications, public utilities and governmental relations.  He serves as chair of Potter Anderson's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, charged with enhancing the firm's ongoing diversity efforts.

Prior to joining the firm, Josh was President and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Delaware from 1996 until early 2005, where he was responsible for all aspects of its telecommunications business within the state of Delaware, including regulatory, financial and operational matters.  He first joined Verizon's predecessor (Bell Atlantic) in Delaware in 1990 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  Prior to that, Josh was a Delaware Superior Court Judge for eight years.  Earlier, he served on the Delaware Public Service Commission from 1978 to 1982, including three years as Chairman.  A physicist by training, Josh began his legal career as a patent attorney for Hercules, Inc. from 1974 to 1982.

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Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Wharton School Executive Development Program

Case Institute of Technology, B.S., 1966

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 1975

    New Jersey, 1974

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2011

    United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1974

    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982

    United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1976

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the areas of Arbitration; Mediation: Corporate Law
  • Delaware State Bar Association (former President); instrumental in organizing the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Director, SCANA Corporation
  • Chairman, Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC)
  • Trustee Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University
  • Life Trustee, Goldey Beacom College
  • Director, Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
  • Trustee, Winterthur Museum
  • Trustee and Director, Christiana Care Health System
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the American Arbitration Association 
  • Member, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution
  • Member, Preliminary Disciplinary Committee of the Court on the Judiciary for the State of Delaware
  • Special Master for Complex Civil Cases in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Member, Disciplinary Panel of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware
  • Member of the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
  • Josh's past community and professional activities include: Director, Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd. (NEIL); Chairman, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation; Chairman, United Way of Delaware; Trustee, Delaware Community Foundation; Trustee, Wilmington Friends School; New Castle County Vo-Tech School Board; Chairman, YMCA Black Achievers Program