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.
2017 awards presser 11-18-2017
Consumer Attorneys of California has awarded the 2017 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award to Martin and his co-counsel, Tom Girardi, David Lira, and Richard Burbidge, for their work in Williamson v. Mazda Motor Corporation, a seat belt defect case against Mazda that settled this year after 13 years of litigation, including a successful trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Best Lawyers has named Martin as one of four 2018 Lawyers of the Year in appellate practice for southern California. Best Lawyers highlights one attorney in a particular location and practice area who received the highest votes from his or her peers in a given year. Martin is the only San Diego lawyer named as Lawyer of the Year in the appellate practice area.
For the second year in a row, Super Lawyers Magazine has ranked Martin as the number two lawyer in all of San Diego in its annual Top 10 list. The list recognizes lawyers in all practice areas who received the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers nomination, peer evaluation, and review process.