James N. Martin


Albion College, B.A., 1964
Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1968 (Honor Roll)

Professional Experience
McCullagh Leasing (Gen. Counsel) 1968-1969
Harvey, Kruse & Westen, P.C. 1969-1980
Martin, Bacon & Martin, P.C.
• Shareholder, 1980-2007
• Of Counsel, 2007-2017
Janes, Van Camp, Moffatt & Selzer, P.C.
• Of Counsel, 2018-

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.

Professional Membership/Activities
American Board of Trial Advocates
• President, 2004 Michigan Chapter
Association of Defense Trial Counsel
• Board of Directors, 1979-1986
• President, 1984-1985
Defense Research Institute
Federation of Insurance Counsel
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
• Michigan Chair, 2010-2011
International Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Macomb County Bar Association
Macomb County Case Evaluation Panel
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
• Board of Directors 1984-1985
• Recipient of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Excellence in Defense Award, 2011
Product Liability Advisory Council
Supreme Court of Michigan Committee Re: Mediation
Supreme Court of Michigan- Standard Jury Instruction (Civil) Committee, 1979-2005
Wayne County Mediation Panel
Wayne County Mediation Selection Committee – Defense
Wayne County Mediation Selection Committee – Neutral

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Ohio
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Supreme Court