Peter L. Martinez
tel: +1 909 694 1444
fax: +1 909 694 1445
Mr. Martinez, Senior Attorney, is a bar-certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. He represents insurance carriers, self-insured employers and public entities in all aspects of workers’ compensation, appearing at WCABs throughout Southern California. He also represents employers and insurance carriers in statutory Alternative Dispute Resolution programs.
Before joining Michael Sullivan & Associates, Mr. Martinez was Managing Attorney at Morse, Giesler, Callister & Karlin in Ontario, where he supervised two attorneys and office staff in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. He was an Associate Attorney at Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes in Riverside, where he handled all aspects of defense workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators, as well as CIGA in arbitration and trials.
As Senior Staff Counsel at Boehm & Associates in Glendale, Mr. Martinez supervised six professional staffers responsible for large lien litigation on behalf of major health-care agencies, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Kaiser, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the California Department of Health Services and the County of Los Angeles. He appeared at Southern California WCAB District Offices from Grover Beach to San Diego.
He was Associate Attorney at Ochoa & Sillas in Los Angeles, where he practiced workers’ compensation defense representing public entities against claims by sworn personnel and civil servants. He also served as Associate Attorney at O’Leno & O’Leno in Los Angeles, where he handled all aspects of applicant representation in workers’ compensation, including trial appearances on all issues.
Mr. Martinez received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. He received his undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.
Mr. Martinez is fluent in Spanish.