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GEORGE MARTIN is the founding partner of Martin Law and practices exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation law since 1979. In 2012, Mr. Martin was appointed by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) as the workers’ compensation panel attorney to represent players on the Philadelphia Eagles. He was also appointed as a panel attorney for the Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA). In the spring of 2013, Mr. Martin became a certified specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation by the PA Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the PA Supreme Court.


Mr. Martin is active in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), where he served on the Board of Governors for nine years. A past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the first workers’ compensation attorney to serve in the position, Mr. Martin remains a life member of their Board of Governors. He was also the first chair of the PAJ Workers’ Compensation Section. Mr. Martin served as President of the American Association of Justice Workers’ Compensation Section in 2008. He served as Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1995 and served on the Board of Governors as the first representative of the Section in 1996 and 1997. He has served as a Council Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section since 1987 and has served as their Chairperson, Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.


Mr. Martin devotes considerable time to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and has lectured on behalf of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, and numerous other organizations. He is co-author of the 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996 editions of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and continues to serve as a guest speaker for the CLE program. 


In addition to his successful law career, he also founded the George and Miriam Martin Foundation in 1996 to protect our environment, which has given more than $4 million to charitable organizations working to protect rivers and watersheds. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the French & Pickering Conservation Trust and Green Valleys Association, in Chester County, PA. Mr. Martin currently serves as Chairman on the Planning Commission of West Vincent Township in Chester County and the Chair Board of Trustees for Earthjustice, the world’s largest non profit environmental law firm.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%

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Contingent (20%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Daniel F. Monahan

    I endorse this lawyer. It goes without saying that George is one of the Deans of the Workers' Compensation Bar in Pennsylvania. His contributions to the continuing education of other lawyers is a true service to the community at large and to his fellow practitioners both for the claimants and the defendants.

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    Daniel Monahan Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter N Munsing

    George Martin works for his clients at the office level, at the hearing level, in Commonwealth court and goes beyond that to spend hundreds of hours of his time advocating for the worker in Harrisburg and Washington. He is perhaps the most knowledgeable attorney on issues of workers compensation in the entire state of Pennsylvania.

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    Peter Munsing Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197404/02/2016
NYResigned 197107/10/2016
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
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Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2011
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2010
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
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Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2009
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Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
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Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2008
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Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2007
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2006
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Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2003
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2002
Irvin Stander Award for Professionalism in Workers' CompensationPennsylvania Bar Association2002
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2001
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2000
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1999
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1998
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1997
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1996
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1995
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Professional Hockey Players AssociationPennsylvania Panel Attorney2012 - Present
NFL Players AssociationPhiladelphia Eagles Panel Attorney2012 - Present
College of Workers' Compensation LawyersFellow2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMember House of Delegates1987 - Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticePast Board of GovernorsN/A
Workers Injury Law & Advocacy GroupBoard MemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury SectionPast Section Chair2008 - 2008
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President2000 - 2001
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionFormer Board of Governors1996 - 1997
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionPast Co-Chair1995 - 1995
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure1996
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure1994
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure1992
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure1990
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of DelawareN/AA.B.1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
26th Annual PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section Fall Section MeetingWorkers' Compensation2010