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For the past 25 years, Martin Schmidt, has focused his law practice on helping injured victims against insurance companies who care about nothing more than their own bottom line.

Although he finished in the top 10% of his law school class, had won millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims, his real education began when he became a victim himself. “I was hurt in a bad car accident.  Lying strapped to a stretcher in the back of a dark, claustrophobic ambulance, wondering what is happening to me, I thought about all the clients I have represented in similar situations. Did they feel this way? Where am I going? How hurt am I? Will I be able to work, pay the bills, or take care of my family?”

He eventually healed after several years of intense physical therapy, but he lost many days of enjoyment during that time.  His battle with the insurance company was his most difficult fight.  It was an insult to his injuries.  Since then, every client he has had the privilege of representing puts him back in their shoes. The fear of not being able to take care of yourself, your family, mounting medical bills, lost wages.  He truly understands what you are going through.

Along the way, Mr. Schmidt won a verdict of $330,000.00 in a soft tissue injury case. The insurance company’s first offer was $3,500.00. Schmidt won another substantial verdict where the first offer was $5,000.00. He represented the mother of a college student killed in a car accident involving a United States Army recruiter while driving the student to a recruitment center. The government claimed the student had enlisted and the parents were not entitled to anything under the Soldiers Act.  In the end, a substantial settlement was reached on the eve of trial.

Martin also successfully represented a woman in a medical malpractice case where the surgeon removed the wrong disc from her neck.  He won a large confidential settlement from a Los Angeles County city where a child was killed when she ran into the street.  A substantial confidential settlement was achieved for a woman who suffered severe burns in a fire at a hotel in downtown San Diego.

Martin’s passion for helping injured victims has made him one of the top Personal Injury attorneys in San Diego.  His experience and compassion can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    29 years



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    The inherent stress in personal injury cases demands special devotion from counsel. Mr. Schmidt's successful and lengthy track record demonstrates dedication to the task of compensating victims and deterring negligence by wrongdoing parties.


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Contact info

Schmidt National Law Group

591 Camino De La Reina
Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92108


KYAuthorized to practice law198207/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySchmidt National Law Group2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Martin Schmidt1995 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2014 - Present
San Diego Consumer AttorneysAttorney Member2010 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1994 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationAttorney Member1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Client vs. State Farm Ins.Jury Verdict for $330,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Injury HelpNew Substances May Also Cause Mesothelioma, Study Finds2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - San DiegoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mass Torts Made PerfectMass Tort Advertising2013