Martin L. Fineman

Martin L. Fineman

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Recognized since 2013

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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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.

Contact & Links
  • 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
    San Francisco, CA 94111-6533
  • University of California Berkeley, J.D., graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • California, The State Bar of California

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
Special Focus:
  • Litigation
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Communications Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Patent Law

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