Martin Buchanan Joins Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys
Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys Welcomes Martin Buchanan as Of Counsel Attorney
to the Firm
SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2013
SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys announces
that Martin Buchanan has joined the firm in an "Of Counsel" capacity. Martin
will provide complex litigation and appellate services to clients of Gomez
Iagmin Trial Attorneys, a plaintiff's firm specializing in serious personal
injury, wrongful death, complex product liability and mass torts.
Martin's experience handling approximately 300 appeals and writs in state and
federal appellate courts includes briefing, arguing, and winning a unanimous
decision in the U.S. Supreme Court inWilliamson v. Mazda Motor of America,
Inc., 131 S.Ct. 1131 (2011).Williamsonwas a products liability case against
Mazda for failure to install a lap/shoulder seatbelt in the aisle seat of a
minivan.On October 26, 2012, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego presented
Martin with the Outstanding Advocate Award for his victory inWilliamson.
Martin has co-authored and filed an 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.
In 2012,California Lawyermagazine awarded Martin a prestigious California
Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in the appellate category. In 2011
and 2012, Martin was recognized as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America by
Lawdragon. In 2011, he was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California
by theLos Angeles Daily Journaland one of the Attorneys of the Year byThe
Recorder. Martin has also been selected as one of the top appellate lawyers in
Best Lawyers in America and San Diego Super Lawyers, which listed him as one
of the Top 50 Lawyers in San Diego in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is a recipient
of the Paul Bell Memorial Award for appellate advocacy and two-time recipient
of the California State Bar's Manuel W. Wiley Award for Pro Bono Legal
Martin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1986, where he was
an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for the late
Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham of the Northern District of California. Martin
also worked as a senior staff attorney for Justice Cynthia G. Aaron of the
California Court of Appeal in San Diego.
Martin's extensive community involvement encompasses serving asBoard Member
and current Board President for Social Advocates for Youth – San Diego, Inc.;
serving as aVolunteer Judge for the San Diego Teen Court; participating as
aMember of the International Child Abduction Attorney Networkfor the Hague
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; and serving
as a Board Member for Appellate Defenders, Inc. and Federal Defenders of San
Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys, located at 655 West Broadway, Suite 1700 in San
Diego, is a plaintiff's firm unique in the legal arena in San Diego, with a
staff of 26, a full-fledged in-house courtroom, client lounge, and additional
resources, which afford its clients all the "resources to win," comments John
H. Gomez, the firm's Founder and Lead Trial Attorney. "Having a lawyer of
Martin's caliber on board is just another great advantage for our clients,"
Gomez adds. "We are beyond thrilled."
SOURCE Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys
Contact: Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, 858.344.2337, email@example.com
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