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Martin D. Haverly Esq.

Martin D. Haverly Esq.

Wilmington, Delaware

I am an experienced legal advocate focused on protecting the immediate and long-term interests of my clients. For over 20 years, I have provided sound counsel and dedicated advocacy to businesses and individual clients throughout Delaware, and eastern and central Pennsylvania. Whether you have suffered a serious injury or face an employment law dispute, I have the experience, skill and dedication to achieve results in your case.

I believe in individualized client service with a focus on compassionate advocacy. I know that achieving results for clients demands a tailored approach to address the unique circumstances of every case. When you work with me you can trust that I will remain attentive and dedicated to your needs through the final resolution of your case. I am licensed to practice in Delaware and eastern and central Pennsylvania and serve as the Chair for the Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  • Discrimination
  • General/Local Counsel
  • Breach of Contract
  • LLC Formation
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Civil Rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Class Actions -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Wills & Estates
  • First Amendment Litigation and Civil Rights
  • Not-for-Profit Corporations
  • Family Law and Other Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • B.A.
    • Major: Government/Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Delaware Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Section, Chair
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA)

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, Member

View Cases

  • Sheridan v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 100 F.3d 1061 (3rd Cir. 1996) (en banc) (Plaintiff's jury verdict and the "pretext only" paradigm for proof of intentional discrimination established).
  • Hawkins v. Division of State Police, et al., C.A. No. 99-297-SLR (Religious discrimination case which successfully obtained an offer of judgment and caused the State to stop using the MMPI-1.
  • Miller v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., C. A. No. 01-827-JJF (D.Del. 2003) (Race Discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Panaro v. J.C. Penny, Inc., C.A. 01C-02-010 JOH, 2002 WL 130692 (Del. Super. 2002)(In a personal injury case, admission into evidence of direct examination of deceased deponent/plaintiff does not.
  • Price, et al. v. L. Aaron Chaffinch, et al., C.A. No. 04-956-GMS, 2006 WL 1313178 (D.Del. 2006) (First Amendment Retaliation, Petitions Clause and Defamation Claims survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Reyes v. Freebery, 141 Fed. Appx. 49 (3d Cir. 2005) (per curiam) remanding to District Court to explain its restrictions on the public's right to access to judicial records and counsel's First Amendment.
  • Underwood v. Sear Roebuck and Co., 343 F.Supp.2d 259 (D.Del. 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Shotzberger v. State of Delaware Dept. Of Correction, 2004 WL 758354 (D.Del. Jan. 30, 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgement).
  • Stull v. Thomas S. Neuberger, P.A., 2003 WL 21481016 (Del. Super. Febr. 28, 2003) (Effect of Delaware accord and satisfaction law on a contract for legal services).
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