Rutgers–Camden Finest

Rutgers–Camden Finest is an assembly of graduates whose lives and careers have made an indelible mark upon society and the advancement of knowledge.


Joshua W. Martin III
RLAW’74
Counsel, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP

A former Superior Court judge, the Honorable Joshua Martin III has been the top executive at a major regional company and a partner at a law firm in a varied career that has also included key public service roles in his adopted home state of Delaware.

Since 2009, Martin has been the chair of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, which forecasts revenues and expenditures for the state government.  In that role, he has helped review what the state does with taxpayers' money.

Previously, he was appointed by the state government and the U.S. Department of Justice to be the independent monitor overseeing an agreement to overhaul medical and mental health care of inmates in four of Delaware's state prisons.

Those roles came after the South Carolina native had made his mark in both the public and private sectors.

Martin worked as a physicist at DuPont before beginning his legal education at Rutgers Law School in Camden.  After that, he worked as a patent lawyer, for much of the time also serving on the Delaware Public Service Commission, including three years as chair of the regulatory organization.

He went on to serve eight years as a Superior Court judge in Delaware.  In 1990, he joined the company then known as Bell Atlantic Delaware as vice president, general counsel and secretary.  He later became president and CEO of the regional telecommunications company, which changed its name to Verizon Delaware.

Martin is now counsel at the Wilmington, Del., law firm of Potter Anderson & Corroon.  He has been with the firm since joining as a partner in 2005.  His law practice focuses on areas he knows well from experience:  telecommunications, public utilities and government relations.  Until 2016, he also chaired the firm's diversity and inclusion committee.

In 2016, Martin was named distinguished alumni of the year by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he received his bachelor's degree.  Other awards include a First State Distinguished Service Award from the Delaware State Bar Association, an organization where he previously served as president.

Martin is a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and the AAA Roster of Neutrals.  In 2016, he was elected as a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.