Manuel A. Martinez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP
 | 600 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 628-400-5491
Fax: 415-981-4343
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Manuel A. Martinez is an attorney with the Northern California law firm of Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP, where he serves as partner with the firm's litigation, construction law, and finance and workouts practice groups. Representing the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and all across the state, Mr. Martinez focuses his practice primarily on real estate and construction law, business law, partnership disputes and fiduciary matters.

A 1981 graduate of Yale University, Mr. Martinez returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1984. He received his license to practice from The State Bar of California that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in the state as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th and 9th Circuits.

During the course of his career, Mr. Martinez has achieved notable success handling jury and bench trials as well as arbitrations and summary judgment motions on behalf of real estate developers, commercial landlords, public and private corporations, lawyers, accountants, financial institutions, and others in both state and federal courts.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, he has earned numerous awards and honors, including selection by The Best Lawyers in America© in commercial litigation for the past two years. In addition, Bay Area Lawyer Magazine has voted him as among the "Top Lawyers in the Bay Area." He also was recognized by for obtaining one of the Top 100 Settlements in California in 2017.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Martinez is active in his legal community, and he once served on the judiciary committee for The Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a member of the litigation and real estate sections of The State Bar of California as well as a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter.

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Practice Areas
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Business Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Manuel Martinez

Admitted: 1984, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Honored by Thompson Reuters as a Northern California Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers in the Bay Area" by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America©.
  • Recognized by for obtaining one of the Top 100 Settlements in California in 2017.,, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Judiciary Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2009-2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1994
  • California State Courts
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1988
  • California State Bar, Litigation and Real Estate Sections

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Active Member, Piedmont Community Church
  • Volunteer as Mentor, Oremi Mentoring Program 


  • Riverview Development IV, LLC v. Chhatrala Edes, LLC
  • Holden v. Hagopian (9th Cir. 1992) 978 F.2d 1115
  • Delta Court Apartments, LLC v. Waiulili, LLC,
  • Bank of America v. Moore, United Savings Bank, F.S.B., et al.
  • Urban Pacific Properties v. Embarcadero Vista
  • Synapsis, LLC v. Evergreen Data Systems, Inc., et al. in United States District Court, Northern District – San Jose Division
  • Silverline Construction, Inc. v. Coyle/Reno
  • Vidor v. City of Oakland Community & Economic Development Agency
  • Turner Construction Company v. Swig, et al. in San Francisco Superior Court

Representative Clients:

  • Orton Development, Inc.
  • Veritas Investments, Inc.
  • Lafayette Capital Group, Inc.
  • Callahan Property Co.
  • Riverview Development IV, LLC
  • Redwood Mortgage Corp.
  • WTI, Inc.
  • Prime Pacific Global Management

Educational Background:

  • Yale University,cum laude, B.A., Major: History, Honors: Highest Honors, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Corporate
  • Financial
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Manuel A. Martinez

600 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 628-400-5491

Fax: 415-981-4343

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Last Updated: 2/21/2019

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