HARRISBURG (April 29, 2016) - Donald J. Martin, a sole practitioner in Norristown, will begin the second year of his term as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, the association's policy-making body, at the conclusion of the PBA Annual Meeting May 13 in Hershey.
A member of the PBA House of Delegates since 2001, Martin is a member of the PBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, of which he served as chair from 2002 to 2004. He is chair of the PBA Bylaws Committee, a past chair of the PBA Senior Lawyers Committee and a member of the PBA GLBT Rights Committee. He has served on the PBA Nominating and Planning committees and the PBA Lawyer Advertising and Health Care Law task forces. He is a life fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and is a frequent lecturer and course organizer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the continuing legal education arm of the PBA.
Martin is active in the Montgomery Bar Association and served as its president in 2012 and on its board of directors. He chaired the MBA Lawyer Referral/Legal Access Committee and served on the editorial board of the Montgomery County Law Reporter. He also is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section of the MBA. He was a director, officer and trustee of the Montgomery Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Bar Association.
Martin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Law School. He served the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in various capacities from 1981 through 2015, including as law clerk for asbestos litigation, law clerk to the senior judges and appointed judicial officer for complex litigation.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 27,000 lawyers who are members of the association.