Attorney Martin Kanarek

MARTIN KANAREK

Trial Attorney

Martin is a seasoned trial attorney. His successful trial record has garnered him recognition by his peers as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” and admission into the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for his dedicated work and tireless service.

Representative results include:

  • $1,020,000 verdict against Liberty Mutual, Park v. Soon
    Top offer by the defense: $175,000.
  • $500,000 verdict, Franks v. Koseki.
    Top offer by the defense: $100,000.
  • $198,000 verdict against the City of Long beach, Cortez v. City of Long Beach.
    Top offer by the defense: $0.
  • $212,000 verdict against AllState, Wagner v. Pulido.
    Top offer by the defense: $20,000.
  • $68,000 verdict against Geico, Lodwig v. Tran.
    Top offer by the defense: $20,000.

Education

  • University of Kansas
  • Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.

Membership & Honors

  • Southern California “Super Lawyer”
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star

Martin’s passion and drive for justice began in criminal court when he gained a considerable appreciation for the power and compassion of trial attorneys working at the Kansas City Public Defender’s Office during law school.  Meeting and working on behalf of accused inmates facing life in prison impressed upon Martin the importance of the profession and the need for aggressive advocacy.  Martin has taken that same mentality and fight to his civil cases where he has flourished as a trial attorney.

In addition to his work on behalf of the injured, Martin’s service extends into the community through numerous pro bono and volunteering opportunities.  His active participation in our city included helping Spanish speaking domestic violence victims obtain temporary restringing orders against their abusers at the Domestic Violence Project.

Martin is a member of the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). He was selected as a 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Martin is an incredible asset on our trial team.  His enthusiasm to serve those in need and to hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligent actions not only helps our clients, but society as well.   His depth of knowledge and aggressive advocacy makes Martin a formidable force for justice. He’s fluent in Spanish.

Martin graduated from the University of Kansas and earned his Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.