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.
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.
The Court of Appeal has reversed a defense judgment in favor of a California bus dealership in a case involving multiple victims who were killed or seriously injured in a tour bus rollover. Martin’s clients, the passengers and their heirs, sued the dealership for failing to order passenger seat belts for the bus. After a jury trial resulting in a defense judgment, the Court of Appeal found that the trial court had erred by applying the law of Indiana, where the bus was manufactured. The Court of Appeal remanded the matter for a new trial governed by California products liability law.
The Court of Appeal has affirmed a judgment of $8.3 million against DePuy for designing a defective hip implant. On appeal, Martin represented the plaintiff who suffered injuries as a result of the implant. With post-judgment interest, the judgment now totals about $12 million.