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Martin Buchanan - San Diego, CA

755 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101

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Updated: 06/12/2020

San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer

About Martin Buchanan

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Complex Product Liability
  • Mass Torts



  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986
    Law Review: Harvard Law Review, Editor

Past Positions

  • Late Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham of the Northern District of California, Law Clerk
  • Justice Cynthia G. Aaron of the California Court of Appeal in San Diego, Senior Staff Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member and current Board President for Social Advocates for Youth – San Diego, Inc.
  • Volunteer Judge for the San Diego Teen Court
  • ember of the International Child Abduction Attorney Network for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • ember of the International Child Abduction Attorney Network for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Board Member for Appellate Defenders, Inc. and Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.



  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego presented Martin with the Outstanding Advocate Award
  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award, California Lawyer Magazine
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America by LawDragon
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Attorneys of the Year by The Recorder
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • San Diego Super Lawyers
  • Top 50 Lawyers in San Diego in 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Recipient, Paul Bell Memorial Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • California State Bar’s Manuel W. Wiley Award for Pro Bono Legal Services.


Office Information


755 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101

Office Hours

24/7, seven days a week



  • Co-Author, amicus brief on behalf of Marriage Equality U.S.A. in the U.S. Supreme Court case challenging California’s initiative against same-sex marriage

Representative Cases

  • Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 131 S.Ct. 1131 (2011)

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