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H. Fielder Martin

  • Senior Counsel, Construction Practice Group
  • Baker Donelson, Bearman,Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Monarch Plaza - Suite 1600
    3414 Peachtree Road, N.E.
  • Atlanta, Georgia 30326
  • Email: fmartin@bakerdonelson.com
  • Phone: (678) 406-8708
  • Cell: (770) 883-1412
  • Company Phone: (404) 577-6000
  • Fax: (404) 870-2222

Education

  • Undergraduate: BA Emory University 1960
  • Law School: LLM Emory University Lamar School of Law 1963

Biography

Mr. Martin is a strong advocate of “Preventive Law” and a leader in Alternative Dispute Resolution. For more than 35 years, he has resolved problems for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, design professionals and their professional liability insurers. He has negotiated contracts and litigated, arbitrated and mediated claims for projects ranging from simple one-story structures to complex projects including a $300 million luxury resort, high-rise commercial office buildings, airport terminals and utility infrastructure projects. In  addition to serving his clients as a advocate, he also serves as a mediator or arbitrator on construction cases. His  experience as a neutral includes participation on several Dispute Resolution Boards. He is often involved through his various trade organizations in drafting and seeking passage of legislation beneficial to the construction industry.

Professional Activities

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Fellow since 1999)
  • Society of Construction Law (UK)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Board of Governors – 36 years)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Past Chair, Construction Law Section)
  • DeKalb County Bar Association (Past President)
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Industry (Charter Member)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (Past Chair)
    • Tort Insurance Practice Section (Past Vice Chair, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)
    • Section of Litigation (Construction Legislation Committee)
  • American Arbitration Association’s   Construction Mediation Panel
  • American Arbitration Association’s  Construction Arbitration Panel
  • American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Construction Case Panel
  • Trade Organizations
    • Associated General Contractors of Georgia
    • Georgia Utility Contractors Association
    • American Consulting Engineers Council
    • American Subcontractors Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS and LISTINGS

  • Georgia Super Lawyers,  since 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law and Litigation – Construction, since 2003
  • Chambers USA:America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Construction, since 2010
  • Georgia Trend, Georgia’s Legal Elite in Business Law, 2013
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Construction
  • Who’s Who Legal: Construction
  • Recipient – Whitney North Seymour, Sr. Arbitration Medal from the American Arbitration Association, 1984

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

“Georgia Supreme Court Rules Construction Defects Satisfy CGL Policy’s ‘Occurrence’ Requirement” (July 2013

“Recent Court Decisions – Is your Business Affected?” Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Construction Professionals Conference & Marketplace (April 2015)

“Arbitration from the Arbitrator’s Perspective,” Alabama State Bar Construction Law Section, Prattville, AL (December 2014)

“Construction’s Top 10 Issues” (October 2013)

“Protecting Your Payments Through Project Documentation” (September 2012)

“Georgia Lien Law and the Registered Professional Engineer,” ACEC/GA Educational Seminar, Atlanta GA (August 2011)

“The Mothballed or Suspended Project – Avoiding Problems,” AGC Annual Convention, Hilton Head, SC (June 2010)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Community Activities

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA (past President, Board of Directors)



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