George Martin

George Martin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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 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 Continuing Legal Education 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 $3 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 a Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Earthjustice, the world’s largest non profit environmental law firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1974


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
    • A.B. - 1968

Published Works

  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1990
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1992
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1994
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1996


  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2015
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rated, Present
  • The Irvin Stander Award for Professionalism in Workers' Compensation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Fellow, 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Assocaition, Workers' Compensation Section, Member House of Delegates
  • American Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section, Past Section Chari, 2008
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 2000 - 2001
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Former Board of Governors, 1996 - 1997
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Co-Chair, 1996
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Past Board of Governors
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Board Member
  • NFL Players Association, Panel Attorney, 2012 - Present
  • Professional Hockey Players Association, Panel Attorney, 2012 - Present