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Steven William Martin

Workers compensation Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   22 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    40%
    Represent injured workers in recovering from an on the job injury in every aspect from finding a doctor for treatment to negotiating settlement.

    11 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Falls, Dog Bites, etc.

    11 years

  3. Social Security & Disability
    30%

How Steven W. Martin Helps Clients Get Compensation

Steven Martin is an intelligent and capable attorney who is determined to see you fairly compensated for your injuries. He can get you the compensation or benefits that will help you get back on your feet

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Many already know that Workers’ Compensation programs helps to pay the cost of medical care for employees injured while working. Few know the ins and outs of the process the way Steven Martin does. He will do more than simply help you fill out forms and turn them in on time. He will work with your physician and other medical professionals to show there’s no doubt you should receive benefits. If you’ve already been denied benefits and need to appeal, he can represent you at the hearing and help you prepare to make your case.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Some believe that a hiring a lawyer to help with the Social Security disability benefit application process will save costs over time. If you have a complex medical history or are already receiving government benefits, the application process can become complicated. Hiring an experienced attorney like Steven Martin can help.

You may need assistance from an attorney if the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied benefits. You may appeal any decision against you when you apply for benefits, and you will have the right to representation at the appeals hearing. Mr. Martin has represented clients at these hearings and convinced the hearing officer to award his clients the benefits they needed.

PERSONAL INJURY

Mr. Martin is capable of litigating any case where another’s mistake, recklessness or intention caused you an injury. He will work tirelessly to seek the best possible outcome you’re after. If you want a rapid settlement, he will work efficiently and negotiate from a position of strength, convincing the opposing party that a settlement is in their best interests. When it’s necessary to litigate the matter, Mr. Martin has the skill set to present a winning argument to a jury.

 

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 02/13/2012

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Steven

Martin Esquire & Associates, APC
2635 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 104
San Diego, CA, 92108
Satellite office by appointment only
16466 Bernardo Center Dr.
Suite 106
San Diego, CA, 92128
Satellite office by appointment only
43537 Ridge Park Dr.
Temecula, CA, 92590
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Steven received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Paula | March 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Great Person
Mr Martin is a very respectable person. Not only did he handle my long complicated case, he did it with the utmost integrity. He treats everyone with respect and kindness, even some I wished he wouldn’t have! In the end he got me a very fair settlement, and throughout my case worked diligently to do so. He was always available to answer my many questions, and was more than patient with me. I highly recommend Steve Martin and his terrific and kind staff.
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Posted by Teresa | November 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client Friendly and an excellent lawyer
Steve took over my injury claim when I realized I was in over my head. Not only was he able to decipher all my notes but took over completely. In the middle of my case I turned 65 which complicated everything. Steve was able to bargain with my creditors, keep Medicare appraised and I still ended up very pleased with the settlement. You could not find a better lawyer to assist you through our complex system.
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Posted by Long | January 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the best
I was prefer by Mr. Matthew Blancato to Mr. Steven Martin. I got denied by SSDI when my neck and lower back got severe injuries because of work but Mr. Martin is the best, he work hard for my case and got me approve. I would like to thank you many times. Thank you again and again...
Response from Steven Martin January 18, 2021
You are very welcome Long. It was our pleasure to assist you in getting your SSDI benefits. I hope it provides you and your family some relief during these difficult times.
Posted by David | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I had a traumatic work injury, I tried working through it with my employer and was not getting the health care that I needed. Stephen Martin at Martin Esquire helped me through a very difficult time. I highly recommend Martin Esquire to help you with your workers compensation suit I receive compensation and the health care I needed and settlement Thank you Stephen and your staff For all your hard work. David Disbrow Temecula Ca.
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Response from Steven Martin September 29, 2020
You're very welcome David. It was our pleasure to work with you during through this difficult trying process.
Posted by Stephanie | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer with heart
I called many lawyers but they wouldn’t take My case because”it wasn’t beneficial to there wallet”. My friend told me to call Steve. I took a chance and Steve agreed to help me out. We won!!! I couldn’t have done it without Steve and his team!! I am glad to know not all lawyers look at the money but the situation. Thanks!!!!
Posted by Alvaro | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer on Personal injury
If you are involve on a Auto car accident Steven W Martin is the lawyer to hire to settle your personal injury claim. He does on exellent job and makes sure you get the best Medical attention and not even that makes sure you get the best settlement offer. I highly recomend Steven W Martin.
Posted by Angie | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
won my case
I felt that Steve wanted to help me win my case.  By the time of my hearing, Steve had put together a detailed case file and was prepared for the court session.  He waited with me before the hearing which was very helpful because I was so nervous.  During the hearing Steve came across as professional and knowledgeable and was able to immediately establish a good rapport with the hearing judge.
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Posted by Mira | January 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gave great advice and helped me settle my case on my own
Steve Martin is awesome! I gotta say lawyers are not my favorite but I had the best experience with his practice. I was trying to decide if I want to sue the auto insurance who offered me a ridiculously low amount for pain and suffering to settle my claim, so I reached out to a few attorneys on Yelp. Martin Esquire & Associates didn't come up in search but they have contacted me when I clicked on some icon that I want to send my message to all interested parties. From the initial phone call with a paralegal to a meeting with Steve the following day everything went pretty smoothly. I showed him a demand letter I sent to my adjuster and he very attentively read it and listened to my case. He was super honest with me and didn't try to convince me to sue the insurance or hire him, and was very realistic about the process and what the outcome can be. He met with me in person and even offered to make a free phone call to my adjuster (that didn't even cross my mind) which put some fire under her butt to settle fairly with me. Thanks to his encouragement I was able to settle the case on my own a few days later and got 2.5 times of what they initially offered. This was by far the best experience I've had with a lawyer :) Highly recommend.
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Posted by Rebecca | January 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I had a great experience having Steven Martin as my lawyer for my disability appeal. For those that don't know this process is long and daunting but Steven and his wonderful staff were so warm and helpful. It's rough having to go through a disability appeal as a young woman in her 20's but I can tell Steven genuinely cared about my case and sympathized with me. He was upfront and transparent about what to expect and walked me through everything step by step. So thankful for all of his help and getting my appeal approved.
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Posted by Catherine | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation settlement
Mr. Martin was diligent and so helpful with my workers comp case. It was complicated and he explained everything so that I understood what was the best resolution. I would absolutely recommend Mr Martin and use his services again if needed.
Posted by Sandra | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, The best!!
He won cases for both myself & my late husband who was denied at first when working with another attorney who we fired & thank God found Steve. He really fought for my husband to get approved. So when I had a stroke and became disabled, there was no doubt in my mind which lawyer was going to represent me. He’s caring, his staff is caring, they’re thorough, they explain everything, they make you feel comfortable and they really help you...and at the time I was grieving the loss of my husband so I found them especially delicate of the situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
workman comp case
Mr. Martin, was my attorney he helped me with my workman comp case, he was able to get me a fair settlement and close the case. thanks a lot and I totally recommend him.
Posted by Khatera | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most humble and smart lawyer
I hired Mr. Steven when I had no hope. I was new in the country and had no one to help and guide me. He and his team treated me like a family. They own your problems, and engender a belief that they will do everything possible to help you. My finger was injured at my work place and the doctors could not save it. My work place wanted me to return back to work while I had my stitches on! Mr. Steven and his team fought for my case. They did not only help me to get a proper treatment and overcome my depression, but also made the other party to pay for my prosthetic finger which was unaffordable for me and settled my case with a very fair amount. I sincerely thank Mr. Martin, his team and a very special thank to Ms. Tavy Higuera for all her efforts and sports during this hardship.
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Posted by Blake | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
To whom it may concern
I retained Mr. Martin to represent me in my social security disability claim. He was professional, accessible and very skilled.
Posted by Terry | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good experience
I would like to thank Steve Martin for the excellent job we did on my workman's compensation and social security case I titled this good experience because out of 1 of the worst times of my life Steve made the best out of that that he could for me, even to the point when I wanted to make choices that were bad for me Steve would convince me that he could do better and he did in both of my cases at least now I have a few choices to continue the rest of my life I know things could have worked out very bad for me but Steve did not let that happen so for that I am very grateful and for all the compassion that he showed. I also want to say thank you so much to Tavy his right hand she was there for me no matter what anytime Steve was busy Tavy would always be there she's help me explain things to me and made me feel at ease during this whole process so thank you Tavy you're a very good person and I appreciate you both. So whoever is reading this if you don't know much about this stuff and you need somebody you could trust call Martin Esquire that is Steven and Tavy and you will be in good hands. Thanks have a great day
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Posted by Lori | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Steven is very caring, and great listener. He was able to put all the ducks in a row so that it made it easier for the Judge to understand. We were in and out quickly with a win! I would highly recommend Steven great guy!
Posted by Kelly | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PI Attorney
Steven is easy to work with. He provided reasonable advises and always made himself available to evaluate my case. He did a great job explaining the different stages of the legal process and fought hard for me. Keep up the great work, Steven!
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and made everything easy to understand
I was involved in a major injury at work and Steven Martin was able to handle the workers comp case easily. He’s very approachable and friendly and has a way of explaining things in a way that’s easy to understand. I am very satisfied with everything Steven has done.
Posted by M. Magruder | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent SSDI Attorney
I can highly recommend Steven Martin as an attorney. From the beginning he was very professional and friendly and really knows the law. I was able to get a very satisfactory decision in my disability case. The decision came a lot sooner than I expected. Prior to retaining Steven I had contacted several other attorneys and most of the ones I contacted did not want to take my case until I was denied twice. Retaining Steven Martin was the best decision I made in my pursuit of my getting awarded SSDI. Every time I had to contact Steven he either answered the phone himself or returned my call extremely fast. I felt and was in great hands. Thanks again for the great job Steven Martin.
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Posted by Colleen | January 28, 2015
SSDI ADJ LEVEL
Steven, assisted my husband in a SSDI claim that had been denied twice.. He appeared at court with my husband, and 1 months later a Fully Favorable Decision was received, with proper onset date. I fully endorse him at a client level. If you are in need of a Superior Attorney that takes load off your shoulders during this minimum of a two year wait time, give him a call today. Thank You, Steven we could have never have done it without you. Colleen
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 15%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Martin Esquire & Associates, APC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bonnici Law Group, APC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Daniel V. Burke
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Humphreys College of Law/Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Anonymous
  • Six figure settlement near statutory limits
  • Loaiza SSDI Claim
  • Decision Fully Favorable - Claim accepted
  • Wilson SSDI Claim
  • Claim for SSDI accepted

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Litigation Firm in San Diego
  • Union-Tribune Readers Poll
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Class Salutatorian
  • Humphreys Law School/Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2009
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2009
  • Honors Award Top Student in Family Law
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2008
  • Honors Award Top Student in Property Law
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2007
  • Honors Award Top Student in Disability Law
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2006
  • Honors Award Top Student in Torts Law
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2006
  • Honors Award Top Student in Contract Law
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2006
  • Honors Award Top First Year Law Student
  • Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Martin is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am proud to endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steven is an extremely hard working attorney. I am confident that anyone who works with Steven will be impressed by his tenacity and knowledge. Likewise, clients will be impressed with Steven's professionalism and his dedication to their case. On top of being a great lawyer, he is a great person to be around."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Steven. Steven is very patient with clients and always deals with them compassionately. He takes the time necessary to explain legal matters to clients so they are confident in making decisions involving their cases. He is very professional and great to work with."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an excellent attorney who has a true passion for doing what is right for his clients and is excellent at doing so. I have referred worker's compensation cases and social security matters to him, with results obtained that exceed what other attorneys could do. I trust his judgement and skills 110%."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Martin is a born advocate and a gifted legal strategist. His professionalism is only out-shined by his honesty and determination to obtain the best results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is full of positive energy which is refreshing to the practice of law. Steve is extremely patient and gives his clients the appropriate time they need to express their issues and concerns. Steve's ethics are of the highest caliber. His credibility and sincerity aids him in resolving cases in a fast and effective manner, as his opposing lawyers have been less inclined to play the typical negotiation games. As a result, Steve delivers fast and spectacular settlements."
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San Diego Workers compensation Lawyer Steven William Martin
Steven William Martin
Workers compensation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 12 years