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The Recorder Top Appellate Practices

In the July 9, 2012 issue, the Recorder named the Law Offices of Martin N. Buchanan as one of only nine Top Appellate Practices in California. (more…)

2012 Top Rated Lawyers in Appellate Law

Martin has been named as one of the 2012 Top Rated Lawyers in Appellate Law by the National Law Journal.

Top 50 Lawyers in San Diego

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.

Judge in Class Action Against Visa and MasterCard Disqualified

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.  In the prior appeal, Martin successfully represented an objector to a $31 million class action settlement against Visa and MasterCard.  On remand, the trial judge denied the objector’s peremptory challenge.  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.

Survivors of Train Tunnel Accident Win Reversal

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.  Martin’s clients were the survivors of a woman who was killed when she was hit by a train inside a train tunnel.

2012 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year

California Lawyer magazine has awarded Martin one of its prestigious California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award.  The award recognizes attorneys “whose achievements have made a profound impact on the law.”  Martin was profiled in the March 2012 issue as one of two CLAY recipients in the Appellate Law category.

$30 Million Class Action Settlement Reversed

On January 9, 2012, Martin won a reversal of a judgment approving a $31 million class action settlement against Visa and MasterCard.  Martin represented a named plaintiff in another class action against Visa and MasterCard whose claims were released as part of the settlement.

Court of Appeal Affirms Judgment for Marine Injured in Car Accident

On December 20, 2011, the Court of Appeal affirmed a $1.8 million judgment in favor of Martin’s client in a negligence case arising from a car accident.