Court of Appeal Dismisses Wrongful Death Case Against Addict’s Father

In a published decision, the Court of Appeal has affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful death case brought against Martin’s client for providing financial support to his adult son, a drug addict who allegedly used the money to purchase and share drugs with his girlfriend, resulting in her death from an overdose.

Martin Named as One of Top 3 Lawyers in San Diego

Super Lawyers has selected Martin as the No. 2 lawyer in all of San Diego for 2020.  This is the sixth consecutive year Super Lawyers has selected Martin as one of the Top 3 lawyers in San Diego.

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Suit Against Federal Officials for Deaths of Two Boys

In a published decision, the Ninth Circuit has reversed the dismissal of tort claims brought against federal officials for their failure to prevent the deaths of two boys who were killed when a tree limb fell onto their tent in Yosemite National Park. Martin represented the plaintiffs on appeal.

Martin is Elected to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Martin has been elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a national organization of experienced appellate lawyers who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity. Membership is by invitation only, and is limited to 500 lawyers in the United States.

Court Reverses Ruling on Arbitration

In response to a writ petition filed by Martin and an alternative writ of mandate issued by the Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Alameda County has reversed its own prior ruling compelling Martin’s client to arbitrate a personal injury matter.

Elder Abuse Judgment Affirmed

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.

Super Lawyers Features Martin in Cover Story

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.


Judgment in Truck Rollover Reversed Again

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.