Chase W. Martin
Chase W. Martin has a broad range of legal experience. The breadth of his practice is demonstrated in some of his recent successes. He has lately served on the trial team for a multi-million-dollar shareholder derivative lawsuit in Federal Court, tried and prevailed in contested trust and estate cases, successfully appealed and reinstated a Coastal Development Permit for a developer, and obtained summary judgment for a local municipality on a claim for dangerous condition of public property. He is now concentrating his practice to the areas of business and commercial lawsuits, real property disputes, trust and estate litigation, public entity representation and selective white-collar criminal litigation.
Mr. Martin has been litigating a wide range of cases for his entire career. He gained experience practicing in family, civil and criminal courts, and has tried cases in San Luis Obispo and handles State and Federal matters throughout California.
Mr. Martin has tried over 30 jury trials to verdict and over 50 court trials. Those cases include the successful resolution of issues for land and business owners, medical professionals, trust and estate litigants, and public entities. As a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Martin prosecuted cases spanning nearly all areas of criminal law including homicides, sex offense cases, white collar crimes, and cases involving gangs.
PRIOR WORK HISTORY
After graduating from college, Mr. Martin and his wife joined the United States Peace Corps and served in rural communities in South Africa. He was inspired to pursue a career in law while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer and took the entrance examinations while still serving in South Africa.
In law school, Mr. Martin was a member of the University of Idaho Trial Team, competing in trial competitions throughout the western United States. He also served as the Associated Students Attorney General, advising the University of Idaho Student Government, and defending undergraduate and graduate students in Education Code violation hearings.
Mr. Martin served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable John R. Stegner, now an Idaho Supreme Court Justice. After relocating to San Luis Obispo, Mr. Martin was an associate attorney at the civil litigation firm of Hall, Hieatt & Connely where he concentrated on medical professional liability defense, personal injury, and public entity defense. Seeking additional trial experience, Mr. Martin also served as a Deputy District Attorney for San Luis Obispo County before joining Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, ADMISSIONS, STANDING
Mr. Martin is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California and United States District Courts, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California. He is the past chair of the Young Lawyers Section for, and a Board member of, the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. Mr. Martin has been a longstanding supporter and former board member of the San Luis Obispo Symphony and continues to volunteer for the Five Cities Youth Baseball league in South San Luis Obispo County. Mr. Martin is a 2012 graduate of Leadership SLO and, in 2015, he was honored as a “Top 20 Under 40” by the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Bachelor of Science in Education, Northern Arizona University
Non-degree seeking coursework in Rural Sustainable Development, University of South Africa
Juris Doctor, University of Idaho, College of Law
Mr. Martin lives in Arroyo Grande with his wife and three sons. He is an active community member and volunteers as a youth athletics coach. He also enjoys listening to and playing music, all manner of sports and enjoying the fine cuisine offered on the Central Coast.