Martin E. Pulverman

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Santa Barbara, California

Pulverman & Pulverman LLP
Martin E. Pulverman
Pulverman & Pulverman LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1981

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2023

Pulverman & Pulverman LLP

1307 State Street 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Visit website


Martin E. Pulverman is an attorney and partner at Pulverman & Pulverman, LLP, in Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Pulverman devotes his practice to personal injury law, serving plaintiffs throughout the Santa Barbara area and the state of California who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.

Mr. Pulverman has more than 35 years of experience and is also a licensed real estate broker. He is admitted to practice law in all California Superior Courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Pulverman has litigated many significant cases resulting in substantial recoveries for his clients. Because of his accomplishments, he has earned an AV Preeminent* rating by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

An active member of his legal community, Mr. Pulverman belongs to various professional organizations. He is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Pulverman received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He has built a solid foundation of legal experience, including serving as the executive editor of research for Comm/Ent, a journal of Communications and Entertainment Law, and as a staff attorney for the Superior Court of Kern County’s law and motion department.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Santa Barbara Superior Court, Settlement Master, 2002-2018
  • Appointed Settlement Master, Santa Barbara County court
  • Southwell v. Mallery Stern & Warford 194 Cal. App. 3rd 140, 1987
  • Safeco Insurance Company of America v. Parks 170 Cal. App. 4th 992, 2009
  • Safeco Insurance Company of America v. Parks 122 Cal. App. 4th 779, 2004
  • ITT Small Business Finance Corp. v. Niles 9 Cal.4th 245, 1994
  • Nowlon v. Koram Insurance Center, Inc.  1 Cal.App.4th 1437, 1991
  • Taormina Theosophical Community Inc. v. Silver 140 Cal. App. 3rd 964, 1983
  • Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles 220 Cal. App. 3rd 864, 1990
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Executive Editor, Research, Hastings COMM/ENT, a Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law, 1978 - 1979
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, California
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California State Courts
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1976
Industry Groups:
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California; Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles; American Association For Justic

Office location for Martin E. Pulverman

1307 State Street 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 805-962-0397


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2023

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