Martin R. Galbut

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Galbut & Galbut, P.C.
 | 2425 East Camelback Road, Suite 1020
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-955-1455
Fax: 602-955-1585
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Martin R. Galbut is the co-founder and managing partner of Galbut & Galbut, P.C., located in Phoenix, Arizona. Devoting his practice exclusively to business litigation, mediation and arbitration in many areas of commerce, he represents clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area in matters involving securities law, shareholder and owner disputes, antitrust violations, intellectual property protection, insurance, employment law, real estate transactions, defense of claimed lawyer malpractice and health care issues. His reputation among his peers has earned Mr. Galbut much recognition, including an AV Preeminent* rating for over 25 years from Martindale-Hubbell and numerous listings in Best Lawyers in America**, local magazines and U.S. News & World Reports..

A 1968 recipient of a Bachelor of Science Degreefrom Northwestern University, Mr. Galbut attended Northwestern University School of Law and was awarded a Juris Doctorate cum laude, in 1971. He was a Clarion Dewitt Hardy Debate Scholar and Kosmeryl Scholar, and the recipient of a Russell Sage grant and receipient of numerous awards.  He was a National high school debate champion, leading to his college and law school scholarships. Admitted to practice in Arizona, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Mr. Galbut has also served as an arbitrator for both the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers/FINRA.

A speaker and moderator at continuing legal education programs conducted by the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Galbut lectures at professional conferences on topics related to his practice areas. He has also published articles and other materials on securities law, commercial real property litigation, arbitration and mediation. Giving back to his community in a variety of ways, Mr. Galbut has been a member of a state task force on urban air quality and was appointed by the mayor of Phoenix to serve on that city's Environmental Quality Commission. A former member of the board of trustees of Scottsdale Artists' School, he enjoys landscape painting and collecting art and antiques.


Mr. Galbut has served as local counsel with some of the leading firms in the country, in complex class actions and claimed billion dollar cases, representing brokerage firms, underwriters and law firms.

Mr. Galbut now frequently acts as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, business, split-ups and insurance matters.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Securities Litigation (20%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Arbitration, Mediation


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Martin Galbut

Admitted: 1972, Arizona

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Lawyers, AZ Business Magazine, 2012
  • Top Attorneys in the Southwest, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Business/Commercial Litigation, 2001 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Corporate Counsel's "Best Lawyers: Business Litigation"
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
  • Best Lawyers, Banking & Finance Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Compliance Law, 2013, 2015-2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer, Labor & Employment, 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Banking and Finance in Phoenix, 2019
  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 30+ Years, 1982-2017
  • Leading Lawyers, The Phoenix Business Journal, 2006
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Phoenix Magazine, Southwest Top Lawyers and Top Lawyers 2017, 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Securities Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Governance Law, 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Arizona Attorneys, Arizona Republic, 2012
  • Legal Leaders - Litigation, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Securities Law, 2007 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Pre-eminent Lawyers in America
  • Best of the Bar - Securities Law and Business Litigation, 2005
  • Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2001 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Top Rated Litigators, Legal Leaders, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2013, 2015 - 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Arizona State Air Pollution Control Hearing Board
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, State Bar of Arizona, Section on Securities Regulation
  • City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission, 1984 - 1989

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent panelist, Professional Conferences on Securities, Commercial Real Estate, Intellectual Property Law, and ADR (Mediation and Arbitration)
  • Lecturer, Moderator, State Bar of Arizona's continuing Education programs
  • Guest Speaker, Cable Television's "Law-Talk"

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, J.D. cum laude, 1971
  •  - Orgy of the Arts, Founder (1964-68), 1964
  • - Kosmeryl Scholar, 1971
  • - Faculty Research Assistant (1969-70), 1969
  • - Clarion Dewitt Hardy Debate Scholar (1968-71), 1971
  •  - P.A.G.C. Awards for Highest Scholarship (1964-66), 1964
  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1968
  • - Law Review, Editor (1970-71), 1971
  •  - Student Who Had Contributed the Most to the Intellectual Life of the University (first recipient), 1968
  •  - Clarion Dewitt Hardy Debate Scholar (1964-68), 1968
  • - Russell Saye Grant, 1970
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Office Location for Martin R. Galbut

2425 East Camelback Road
Suite 1020
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-955-1455

Fax: 602-955-1585

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Last Updated: 11/9/2018

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