Martin Fineman has tried cases for over 30 years in the areas of contract, corporate, telecommunications, securities, intellectual property and international law with an emphasis on class action cases. He has tried numerous cases before judges, juries and arbitrators, and has argued appeals to the California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Martin also is a commercial and securities arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association, a Judge Pro Tem and a Judicial Arbitrator for the California Superior Court and a Mediator for the California Court of Appeal.
In the telecommunications realm, Martin argued the principal Ninth Circuit case establishing Section 332 law (MetroPCS, Inc., v. City & County of San Francisco), and tried two of the main Section 332 cases to come to trial in California (T-Mobile West Corp. v. City of Huntington Beach and MetroPCS, Inc. v. City & County of San Francisco) and tried the first case in the country brought under 47 U.S.C. §1455. In the intellectual property area, Martin has tried or litigated numerous patent, trademark, trade secret, and non-disclosure agreement cases.
Martin's clients include: adidas, AutoNation, MetroPCS, NextG Networks, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, T-Mobile, and Yangtze Optical Fibre & Cable Co.
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit,1983
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1982
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1983
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1983
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989