John H. Martin has recently been named president-elect of Lawyers for Civil Justice, a national organization of defense lawyers and corporate counsel dedicated to fairness and improvements within the civil justice system. Mr. Martin will become president of the organization in May 2010.
Mr. Martin is widely recognized for his legal work and public speaking on the subjects of catastrophic injury, mass tort, and aviation litigation. He is one of the most distinguished attorneys in the civil defense field in Texas. He serves as immediate past president of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Center for American and International Law, Texas Bar Foundation, and Dallas Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and International Association of Defense Counsel and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence.
Mr. Martin currently serves as a partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight's Dallas office and is a member of the firm's Complex Tort and Products Liability Practice Group.