Professional Details

George F. Martin
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Law Offices of George Martin, Inc.

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5060 California Avenue, Suite 700
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Fax: 661-322-4628


Description of Practice

Over 40 years of experience resolving thousands of cases. You know your case...let George use his mediation techniques to close the case.

Professional Background

George F. Martin is "Of Counsel" to the statewide law firm of Borton Petrini, LLP, where he served as Firm Managing Partner for more than a quarter century. George is AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 and of 5 Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a personal injury litigator, land use and real estate attorney. George has served on the board of directors for many professional organizations, including the Association for California Tort Reform, the California Defense Counsel Association, Past President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Automobile Club of Southern California Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Witkin Legal Institute Advisory Board. George has tried varied legal actions, many of which have worked their way through the appellate courts to make new law. A few of his reported appellate court decisions include: Riddick v. Hay, 45 Cal.App.3d 464 (establishing duty of look out and imputation of drive negligence to passengers); United Farm Workers v. Superior Court, 47 Cal.App.3d 334 (establishes tort of the essence); Leach v. Drummond Medical Group, 144 Cal.App.3d 362 (establishing a tort for refusing treatment to a class of patients in a medical monopoly); and Bank of America v. S.C. Anderson, 24 Cal.App.4th 529 (defining elements of the damages of lost profit for a contractor).


George earned his B.A. in 1968 from the California State University in Sacramento, and his J.D. in 1971 from the University of California, Davis.


George has mediated and arbitrated large complex cases and simple automobile cases with the same diligence to getting the parties to agree to reach a resolution. He believes counsel knows and understands their cases much better than the mediator and that his job is finding ways to take the differences and bring them to conclusion through mediation techniques.


Hourly rate $450 shared with no more than 4 parties.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer