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About Me

Attorney Ralph Martinez in dress clothes and boxing gloves

There will be times in your life when you find yourself in serious situations with critical consequences. In those times, you need reliable help, support, and direction. You need experience. For over 40 years, I've been guiding individuals and businesses through a variety of different legal hazards and challenges. With a proven track record of success in contractual and transactional contexts, as well as an extensive record of trial success and a well-respected negotiating presence, I have the experience you need to overcome any legal challenge. Working with me can have a number of benefits. I offer off-the-shelf solutions customized to your unique situation to help you reach your goals.

I've been operating my own law firm in South Orange County, California for over 20 years. I have both plaintiff and defense experience, having served as an associate attorney for the well-known defense law firm of Clifford & Brown in Bakersfield, California, and having been a principal and trial attorney of the prestigious plaintiff's trial firm of Hunt, Colaw & Adams in Santa Ana, California.

Now also being Of Counsel with the law firm of AlvaradoSmith (Santa Ana, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) allows my clients in the appropriate cases to have the resources of a state-wide law firm without sacrificing personal attention.

Your success and dreams are worth protecting. Let me help you secure your future.

Your Entrepreneurial Success is Worth Protecting.

Every business is just one lawsuit away from bankruptcy. Using my strengths as a negotiator, I've helped my clients avoid costly and time-consuming court actions while still delivering a favorable result. If you must litigate, then I can guide you through the system using persuasive strategies designed to find a solution so that you can get back to what you enjoy. I foster a warm and personable experience with a legal system that can so often feel cold and unwelcoming.

With a working knowledge of insurance and claims handling by insurance companies and company risk managers, I can help you navigate through any legal battle.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association - Member

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association - Former Board Member, 1996

  • San Diego County Christian Legal Society - Former President

  • Kearny Mesa Federal Credit Union - Former Board Member

  • Christian Conciliation Service of San Diego - Former Founding Board Member

  • Bakersfield Community College - Adjunct Professor of Communication, 1989

  • Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church in La Jolla - Former President & Elder

  • Aliso Creek Church (Presbyterian Church in America) - Member

  • Daniels Inn of Orange County - Member

  • Toastmasters International - Member

  • International Students, Inc., National Board of Trustees - Former Chairman

  • Executive Committee of the California State Bar Committee on Law Practice Management & Technology – Former Member