Reynold Martinez is a partner at Walsworth who focuses his practice on asbestos matters. He is a skilled trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience handling cases from origination to resolution, and has significant experience developing defense strategies, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, propounding and responding to written discovery, negotiating settlements, and representing clients in trial. Reynold has also conducted hundreds of depositions, including successfully cross-examining a variety of experts on highly technical opinions.
Prior to joining Walsworth, Reynold spent several years managing toxic tort (asbestos and talc), personal injury, professional liability, construction defect, landlord-tenant, environmental, and premises liability matters on behalf of a variety of different clients, including Fortune 100 companies. He litigated matters in both federal and state courts from intake to resolution, including trial practice and appeals before the California Courts of Appeal. Reynold was also admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court on motion of his father, a prominent San Francisco trial attorney, contemporaneously with admission of his two attorney brothers.
- Negotiated an in-trial resolution of an allegedly asbestos-related personal injury claim for a small percentage of the amount demanded after demonstrating the speculative nature of the evidence presented against the client.
- Second-chaired to defense verdict a four-week jury trial against a claim brought by a career mechanic against a heavy-equipment manufacturer whose alleged exposure to asbestos-containing components he contended resulted in lung cancer.
- San Francisco County Bar Association
- Marin County Bar Association
In his spare time, Reynold is an avid skier and bicycling enthusiast. He also enjoys trying to keep up with current trends in music (with help from his two kids) and spending an evening out with his wife.