Michelle Schill

Top rated personal injury attorney in San Diego, California

Martinez & Schill LLP
Michelle Schill
Martinez & Schill LLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2008

Education: California Western School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

Martinez & Schill LLP

12396 World Trade Dr
Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92128 Visit website


As a founder of Martinez & Schill LLP, Michelle D. Schill focuses her practice on Plaintiff's personal injury.  Ms. Schill primarily handles cases involving child injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death and auto accident.  However, Ms. Schill is well versed in handling most personal injury claims including trip or slip and fall claims against both governmental entities and private property owners and dog bite cases. Ms. Schill offers legal services to clients in San Diego, California and throughout Southern California. 

Prior to earning her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 2008, Ms. Schill attended San Diego State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and psychology in 2004. Ms. Schill was admitted to The State Bar of California in 2008.

An experienced litigator, Ms. Schill draws on the valuable insight that she gained working with insurance companies as defense counsel. Prior to her current practice, she had the unique experience of representing corporate entities and contractors in defending against personal injury matters, which provides her a unique perspective in to what insurance companies require in resolving claims.  Ms. Schill's well-balanced litigation approach gives her the ability to productively negotiate positive resolutions and settlement agreements on behalf of clients. However, when the other side will not budge, she is not afraid to aggressively fight for her clients' rights. Ms. Schill has worked on numerous multimillion-dollar lawsuits, and has provided counsel to clients a multitude of legal issues.

Michelle is a fierce legal advocate. She has received numerous professional accolades from both her peers and clients.  She has been named a Super Lawyer and Rising Star (2015-2022), has received AV Peer Review Rating in the categories of Personal Injury and Litigation and name "Best of the Bar" in San Diego.

Michelle's legal career has been focused on representing injured parties in Personal injury cases including: child injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, car accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall and other serious injuries.  Michelle finds it rewarding to give a voice to those who have been injured.   

Ms. Schill specializes in traumatic brain injury cases. She has had multiple relatives suffer brain injuries from mild to severe and has seen first hand how a brain injury can change ever aspect of someone's life. She regularly attends brain injury conferences and stays on top of the latest research to be the best advocate possible for her clients. Michelle understands that every TBI matter is different and becomes intimately involved with the family to fully grasp and represent her clients injuries. 

Michelle has secured multiple multi-million dollar results which have truly resulted in bettering the lives of her clients.  Michelle is honest and prides herself on keeping her clients informed every step of the way. Michelle invests in her clients lives - she is more than a lawyer; clients often look to her as part of their support system.  

Michelle has extensive experience successfully handling difficult premise liability cases. She does not give up when a case is difficult. Instead she puts in further effort to find any avenue to successful resolution of the case. 

Michelle is a wife, mother and business woman. She spends her free time with her family. She enjoys reading and the outdoors. 

Favorite Quote: "I don't know that there are any shortcuts to doing a good job." - Sandra Day O' Connor.  


Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.martinezschill.com/attorney-profiles/michelle-sch...

Educational Background:
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (2004), Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Political Science and Psychology
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • California, 2008
  • Lawyer's Club San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • AV Peer Review Rating, AV Peer Review Rating , 2015
  • San Diego County Top Attorney 2014, Real Estate and Construction Law
  • $2,650,000.00 Settlement - Client sustained serious injury after falling from bridge , 2017
  • 1,300,000.00 - Settlement Bike Accident, 2018
  • $1,650,000.00 - Settlement involving wrongful death drowning , 2017
  • $1,650,000.00 Settlement - Mild traumatic brain injury involving a child, 2018

Office location for Michelle Schill

12396 World Trade Dr
Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 951-290-3367


4 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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