Michael obtained his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science from San Diego State University. He commenced his legal education at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.
While completing his legal studies Michael worked for San Diego County Public Defender's Office and Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office obtaining a balanced perspective from both sides of the criminal justice system. At California Western School of Law, Michael served as President of the American Association for Justice and as an active member of the Criminal Law Association.
Upon graduation, Michael became the youngest Deputy District Attorney at San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor he handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials. One of which, he served as the second chair attorney for a six week special circumstance homicide trial that resulted in convictions on all charges and a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
Michael started his first office in Tracy, where he observed a need for compassionate, educated, and affordable legal representation. Michael and his firm only accept cases they can zealously represent and make a difference in. The overwhelming support of the Michael's past and current clients has enabled his firm to offer the same high quality legal representation in Pleasanton and San Diego (Santee).
Licensed since 2008
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I highly recommend Michael Martin as an attorney. I have known him since law school and throughout his professional career. He has a very sharp legal mind and is extremely well versed in criminal law and bankruptcy, especially. I am confident that his clients will be in good hands.
Matthew Pare Litigation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is a zealous advocate who is well-respected by his peers in the legal community. I have found him to be both professional and ethical and would feel more than comfortable referring clients to his law firm.
Christopher Walton Personal Injury Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Client Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|Moot Court Negotiation Team||California Western School of Law||2008|
|Graduated with Distinction in Major (Top 10% of Major)||San Diego State University||2005|
|Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||California Bar Association||N/A|
|LexisNexis Advanced Total Practice Solutions Certification||LexisNexis||N/A|
|Westlaw Advanced Research Certification||Westlaw||N/A|
|Licensed California Real Estate Broker||Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, APC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Michael S. Martin||2009 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2009|
|Certified Law Clerk||Santa Clara County District Attorney||2007 - 2007|
|Certified Law Clerk||Casa Cornelia Law Center||2007 - 2007|
|Certified Law Clerk||San Diego County Public Defender's Office||2006 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|San Joaquin County Court Assigned Counsel||Court Assigned Counsel Attorney||2009 - Present|
|San Joaquin County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice California Western Chapter||President||2007 - 2008|
|American Association for Justice- California Western Chapter||Secretary||2006 - 2007|
|American Assocation for Justice- California Western Chapter||Member||2005 - 2006|
|Criminal Law Association at California Western School of Law||Member||2005 - 2008|
|Legal Newsletter of Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, PC||Bankruptcy vs. Shortsales||2013|
|Legal Newsletter of Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, PC||The Fresh Start: Exiting Bankruptcy||N/A|
|San Diego State University||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|San Diego State University||Political Science||Minor||2005|
|California Western School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||N/A|
|Bankruptcy Attorney Speaker/Presenter||Shortcomings of for profit debt settlement company||2013|
|Attorney Speaking Engagement||DUI's- The wacky and wierd||2013|
|Bankruptcy Attorney Presenter||Bankruptcy Basics: Primer for Business Owners||2012|
|Speaking Event to Incoming 1L Law Students||Keynote Speaker at Law School Event||2011|
|Local Realtors||Bankruptcy vs. Shortsales||N/A|