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James N. Martin

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Biography

Practice includes all aspects of discovery, document control, expert selection, case preparation, strategy, negotiation and trial. Lead trial counsel in over 125 major product liability, legal and medical malpractice, discrimination and insurance coverage cases. Completion of ICLE's General Civil Case Mediation Training and serves as an arbitrator, case evaluator, and facilitator.

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1968
    • Honors: Honor Roll
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1964

Past Positions

  • McCullagh Leasing, Gen. Counsel, 1968 to 1969
  • Harvey, Kruse & Westen, P.C., 1969 to 1980
  • Martin, Bacon & Martin, P.C., Shareholder, 1980 to 2007
  • Martin, Bacon & Martin, P.C., Of Counsel, 2007 to 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President 2004 Michigan Chapter, 2004 to 2004
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Board of Directors, 1979 to 1986
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel, President, 1984 to 1985
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Insurance Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Case Evaluation Panel
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Board of Directors, 1984 to 1985
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Michigan Committee Re: Case Evaluation
  • Supreme Court of Michigan, Standard Jury Instruction (Civil) Committee, 1979 to 2005
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Wayne County Case Evaluation Panel
  • Wayne County Case Evaluation Selection Committee - Defense
  • Wayne County Case Evaluation Selection Committee - Neutral
  • Wayne County Mediation Panel
  • Wayne County Mediation Selection Committee – Defense
  • Wayne County Mediation Selection Committee – Neutral

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel, 2007

Practice Areas

  • Discovery
  • Document Control
  • Expert Selection
  • Case Preparation
  • Strategy
  • Negotiation and Trial

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court