University of San Diego School of Law
Amy Martel has devoted her legal career to the representation of victims of medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. The Fourth Appellate District affirmed judgment in Uriell v. The Regents, and in a published opinion held that the trial court properly instructed the jury on the issue of causation in this medical malpractice case. In Dominy v. Alleyne she successfully second chaired an arbitration wherein the plaintiff was awarded $628,497, for permanent neurological injury after the surgeon injured his vertebral artery during surgery. Recently she has helped resolve a brain injury case for $1.1 million and injury to baby caused by feeding tube for $1.7 million and several other six and seven-figure medical malpractice cases.
Martel earned a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Washington, where she was on both the cross country and track team. She went on to graduate from USD School of Law in 2003. After graduation, she was an associate at Lincoln Gustafson & Cercos for six years. In 2008, she joined Cynthia Chihak & Associates. She is also licensed in Nevada.
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, member 2008-present, Board of Directors 2014-present. Consumer Attorneys of California, 2008-present. Wallace Inn Of Court - Associate 2009-11, Barrister 2014-present. San Diego County Bar Association 2008-present.
Martel’s commitment to helping others goes beyond her clients. Since 2003 she has been on the Board of Directors of Traveler’s Aid Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the transportation component to social aid. Traveler’s Aid provides transport to veterans, victims of domestic violence and the homeless.
Martel and her husband, Jason, are proud parents of two active young boys, Waylon and Charlie. In their spare time they enjoy cycling, mountain biking and going to the beach with their boys and their black lab, Stella.
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