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Amy Martel

Chihak & Martel
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Amy Martel
Chihak & Martel
San Diego,
 CA

Currently she is a member of the California State Bar, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorney's of California, San Diego County Bar Association, and Nevada State Bar Association. She served on the Board of Directors of Traveler's Aid Society from 2003-2018, a private, non-profit agency that provides crisis and short-term assistance for food, shelter, and transportation as well as advice and resources for San Diegans in need. She served as Chair of the Board from 2007-2009. In 2020 she served as President of the Board of Directors of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and has served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Consumer Attorneys of California. She is an avid bike rider and runner. In 2009 she completed a 500 mile bike ride from San Francisco, CA to Malibu, CA.

Ms. Martel is licensed to practice law in the state of California and the state of Nevada . She actively represents the victims of personal injury and medical malpractice. She was named to San Diego's Business Journal's Best of the Bar, and as a Super Lawyer from 2015 to the present. In 2018 she received an Outstanding Trial Lawyer award from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for her work in Katie Hunt v. Steven Drosman, M.D. and in 2019 she received Outstanding Advocate award from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for her work in Graves v. Kaiser Foundation, et. al. In 2020 she served as Chair of Resolve Law San Diego, the largest pro bono project in San Diego’s history. Resolve Law San Diego was formed to create a temporary solution to the crisis the civil justice system faced as a result of the Court’s closure due to COVID-19 with the goal of providing free mediation and dispute resolution services to the San Diego legal community.

Areas Of Practice

Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

California

Nevada

Education

University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California

Honors: Chair, The Pro Bono Legal Society

Honors: Member, Mock Trial Team

University of Washington

Honors: Member, The Cross Country and Track Team

Professional Associations and Memberships

California State Bar, Member

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Board of Directors, 2014 – Present, Secretary 2017, Treasurer 2018, President Elect 2019; President 2020

San Diego County Bar Association, Member

Nevada State Bar Association, Member

Traveler’s Aid Society, Board of Directors, 2003 to Present

American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace, Master

Named one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys by Super Lawyer Magazine, 2015 to Present

San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2015 to Present

Named one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in San Diego by Super Lawyers Magazine 2018

Awarded Outstanding Trial Lawyer by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego 2018

Awarded Outstanding Advocate by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego 2019


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