Brian D. Martin

Brian D. Martin is a Partner with Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP.

Brian started his legal career at an AM Law 100 law firm, where he specialized in class action defense and business litigation. He later moved to another AM Law 100 law firm, where he was made partner and appointed as the local litigation practice group leader. Brian’s litigation practice includes complex and class action defense, large-scale business litigation, environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation, and employment litigation. Brian also regularly represents business with regard to environmental, health and safety, and other regulatory concerns and investigations.

Brian’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of class and representative actions, including consumer and employment cases, and business litigation. Brian has experience representing diverse clients including financial institutions financial services companies, energy companies, specialty contractors, pharmacy benefit managers, government contractors, high-tech and biological sciences companies, law firms, and various start-up companies.

Brian is admitted in all courts of the State of California, the Southern, Eastern, and Northern United States District Courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Brian has been counsel of record for many reported and unreported appellate decisions in the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has argued cases before the California Court of Appeal.

From the beginning of his career, Brian has also devoted substantial time to representing clients in a pro bono capacity, including an individual in Habeas Corpus proceedings, political asylum seekers, and the representation of an at-risk youth boxing gymnasium in an eminent domain action. That matter included a trial and two appeals, all of which resulted in an award in the gym’s favor, including an award of attorney fees.

Brian continues to be devoted to and heavily involved in the local legal community, including being an alumnus of the Walsh Inns of Court, a founding barrister member of the Wallace Inns of Court, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Attorneys (ABTL). Brian’s peers have recognized him as a southern California Super Lawyer from 2013 to 2016 in the area of business litigation.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis in 1995, and his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1998 graduating with Cum Laude honors. Prior to law school, Brian was a staff assistant to the Chief of Staff for California Governor Pete Wilson. Brian also was a legal extern in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General in law school.

Brian is a California native, he and his wife are active in the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association (SCAHA) in Anaheim, California with their son. Brian has also been active in the Ecke YMCA organization Adventure Guides program since 2010 with their son and daughter, and is currently a member of the leadership team for the Tahoe Nation in that organization with their daughter.

Mr. Martin can be contacted at:

Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP

4365 Executive Drive, Suite 950
San Diego, CA  92121

(ph) 858.252.6558
(f) 858.252.6557
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