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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).


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 19%
  5. Divorce: 1%



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Contact info

Law Offices Of Michael S. Martin, Apc

9550 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 103
Santee, CA, 92071

Law Offices Of Michael S. Martin, Apc

324 E. 11th Street
Suite H1
Tracy, CA, 95376

Law Offices Of Michael S. Martin, Apc

4900 Hopyard Rd.
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA, 94588



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Offered Membership- Nation's Top One Percent (Not exercised)National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Selected for Invitation for National Membership (Not exercised)The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 402015
Client Choice AwardAvvo2012
Moot Court Negotiation TeamCalifornia Western School of Law2008
Graduated with Distinction in Major (Top 10% of Major)San Diego State University2005
Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesCalifornia Bar AssociationN/A
LexisNexis Advanced Total Practice Solutions CertificationLexisNexisN/A
Westlaw Advanced Research CertificationWestlawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Licensed California Real Estate BrokerLaw Offices of Michael S. Martin, APC2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael S. Martin2009 - Present
Deputy District AttorneySan Joaquin County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Certified Law ClerkSanta Clara County District Attorney2007 - 2007
Certified Law ClerkCasa Cornelia Law Center2007 - 2007
Certified Law ClerkSan Diego County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
San Joaquin County Court Assigned CounselCourt Assigned Counsel Attorney2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
San Joaquin County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
centrtal district of californiaN/AN/A
American Association for Justice California Western ChapterPresident2007 - 2008
American Association for Justice- California Western ChapterSecretary2006 - 2007
Criminal Law Association at California Western School of LawMember2005 - 2008
American Assocation for Justice- California Western ChapterMember2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of California v. John DoeDismissed
In Re: DoeDischarge Granted
People of State of California v. PottsGuilty- all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
Blog of Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, PCDivorce (“Dissolution of Marriage”) vs. Legal Separation2016
Legal Newsletter of Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, PCBankruptcy vs. Shortsales2013
Legal Newsletter of Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, PCThe Fresh Start: Exiting BankruptcyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
San Diego State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2005
San Diego State UniversityPolitical ScienceMinor2005
Max Gardner Bankruptcy Bootcamp OnlineN/ACompletedN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Attorney Speaker/PresenterShortcomings of for profit debt settlement companies2013
Attorney Speaking EngagementDUI's- The wacky and wierd2013
Bankruptcy Attorney PresenterBankruptcy Basics: Primer for Business Owners2012
Speaking Event to Incoming 1L Law StudentsKeynote Speaker at Law School Event2011
Local RealtorsBankruptcy vs. ShortsalesN/A