MARTIN N. BUCHANAN IS A CALIFORNIA LAWYER SPECIALIZING IN APPEALS
Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1986, Martin Buchanan has devoted nearly all of his professional career to litigating appeals in state and federal courts. Martin’s mission is to provide top quality legal representation to clients in the appellate courts.
The Court of Appeal has affirmed a $1.6 million elder abuse judgment in favor of Martin's clients for the wrongful death of their mother caused by the reckless neglect of a skilled nursing facility.
San Diego Super Lawyers has featured Martin in its cover story for the 2019 edition, and for the fifth year in a row, has ranked Martin as one of the top 3 lawyers in San Diego.
Martin has won a second reversal for the plaintiff in a wrongful death case involving a water truck rollover. In a prior appeal, the Court of Appeal reversed a judgment in favor of the defendant due to jury instruction and evidentiary errors. In the appeal decided today, the Court of Appeal reversed another judgment because the jury rendered a compromise verdict and the court gave a defective special verdict form.