Joel Medina has been a partner at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán since 1973, and is currently a member of the partners of counsel. He specializes in Maritime Law and Corporate Law.
He has been part of the drafting committee for legislation in maritime matters, and served as General Coordinator and member of the National Council for the Development of the Maritime Sector and as an alternate judge in the Maritime Court.
Joel is a member of the Panamanian Association of Maritime Law, currently serving as Chairman of the Former Presidents Committee. He is also a member of the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law, and the Maritime International Committee.
He has been recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners, and in 2021, he received the Eduardo Morgan medal by the Panama Bar Association in recognition of his outstanding and notorious performance as a legal professional and the effort he has been making for 48 years in benefit of the administration of justice in Panama.