Josh Martin

Joshua W. Martin, III

Senior Counsel
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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.

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.

Professional Activities & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Named the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation in Wilmington, 2019 and 2021

Named the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Wilmington, 2013 and 2017

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Mediation, Arbitration and Corporate Law (2007 - present)


Delaware State Bar Association (former President); instrumental in organizing the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section

Certified in Commercial Law Arbitration by the Delaware State Bar Association, April 2022

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators

Membership and Diversity Committees, College of Commercial Arbitrators

“Tech List” Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation

Marquis Who's Who

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


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

Wharton School Executive Development Program

Case Institute of Technology, B.S., 1966

Bar & Court Admissions

Bar 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


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Speaking Engagements

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