Michael S. Martin, an attorney at Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold LLP, was named a 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. This is the second year in a row Mr. Martin has received this distinction.

The Southern California Rising Stars list recognizes top, up-and-coming attorneys who are either 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or fewer. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected for this honor.

Mr. Martin’s practice emphasizes civil litigation including commercial personal property and real property lease disputes; construction defect actions; commercial receivables and collections; and judgment enforcement. Additionally, he focuses on construction law issues and regularly reviews and drafts commercial and residential agreements and assists contractors with preserving their collection rights by preparing, filing and enforcing construction-related liens, bonds and stop notices. He is also experienced with resolving construction licensing issues and represents general contractors, specialty contractors, heavy equipment lessors, and material suppliers in Federal and State Court litigation and in California State Licensing Board mediations and arbitrations.  

He is active in the construction industry and currently serve as Legislative Committee Chair for the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA); Board Member for LandPac—the political actions committee for the CLCA; member of the Ventura County Contractors Association; and Membership Chair for the Board of Directors of the Channel Islands Chapter of the CLCA.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

To contact Mr. Martin, call 805-644-7188 or email mmartin@mwgjlaw.com.


Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP is one of Ventura County’s oldest law firms. The firm has 16 attorneys plus support staff whose practice areas include business law, collections, construction, elder law, employment law, estate planning, homeowner associations, insurance coverage and litigation, intellectual property, municipal law, personal injury, real estate law and class actions. Headquarters are located at 5425 Everglades Street in Ventura. Other offices are located in Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Las Vegas, Reno and Mammoth Lakes.

Michael S. Martin

Michael S. Martin