Martin has been named as one of the 2012 Top Rated Lawyers in Appellate Law by the National Law Journal.
For the second year in a row, Martin has been named as one of the Top 50 lawyers in San Diego by San Diego Super Lawyers.
On May 15, 2012, Martin obtained a rare order from the Court of Appeal directing a trial judge to grant a peremptory challenge and assign the case to a new judge after an earlier reversal on appeal.Â In the prior appeal, Martin successfully represented an objector to a $31 million class action settlement against Visa and MasterCard.Â On remand, the trial judge denied the objector’s peremptory challenge.Â Martin filed an extraordinary writ petition in the Court of Appeal, which resulted in the order directing the lower court to assign the matter to a new judge.
Martin won a reversal of a summary judgment ruling against his clients in a case against Metrolink, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Union Pacific Railway.Â Martin’s clients were the survivors of a woman who was killed when she was hit by a train inside a train tunnel.
CaliforniaÂ Lawyer magazineÂ has awarded MartinÂ one of itsÂ prestigious California LawyerÂ Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award.Â Â The award recognizes attorneys “whose achievements have made a profound impact on the law.”Â Martin wasÂ profiled in the March 2012 issue as one ofÂ two CLAY recipients in theÂ Appellate Law category.
On January 9, 2012, Martin won a reversal of a judgment approving a $31 million class action settlement against Visa and MasterCard.Â Martin representedÂ aÂ named plaintiff in another class action against Visa and MasterCard whose claims were released as part of the settlement.
On December 20, 2011, the Court of Appeal affirmed a $1.8 million judgment in favor of Martin’s client in a negligenceÂ case arising from a car accident.