Nicolas P. Martin


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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Construction
  • Toxic Tort
  • General Liability & Casualty
  • Product Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9262
Fax: 415.434.1370
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2005, studied abroad at the University of Cambridge
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Admitted2009, California; Hawaii; U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. District Court, Hawaii; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Nicolas Martin focuses his practice on product liability, toxic tort, premises liability, construction defect, and other complex and catastrophic litigation matters, including trials and civil appeals. He manages high-risk cases through all phases of litigation, including initial evaluation, discovery and dispositive motions, as well as pre-trial, trial and post-trial filings.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Nick served the Supreme Court of California as a judicial clerk for Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter. He also clerked for the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, for the then-Presiding Justice James A. Ardaiz.


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FLSA's Overtime Requirements

March 2012

Two of the most misapplied exemption categories to the FLSA's overtime requirements are the executive and administrative exemptions, which are often referred to as the “supervisory” and “managerial” exemptions. To avoid DOL audits and fines, employers need to determine whether an employee is exempt under the FLSA, which is a function of analyzing individual employees' actual job duties.

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Wage and Hour Classification

July 2010 Over the past year, the federal government and many states have been stepping up actions to enforce wage and hour laws.


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Proposed California Legislation Would Mandate Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Disclosures Statewide
Kristin N. Ivanco,Nicolas P. Martin, July 14, 2015
California Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) has introduced and sponsored Assembly Bill No. 597, the Asbestos Tort Claim Trust Transparency Act, which if passed would require asbestos plaintiffs to disclose all asbestos bankruptcy trust claim documents in asbestos tort actions. These...

Los Angeles Asbestos Court Ramps up Plaintiffs’ Bankruptcy Trust Disclosure Requirements
Nicolas P. Martin,John E. Rosenthal, May 6, 2015
Asbestos plaintiffs can seek damages in two independent compensation systems: by filing tort claims against solvent defendants and by filing claims with any of the dozens of asbestos bankruptcy trusts established under section 524(g) of the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code. These trusts, typically set up...
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Nicolas P. Martin

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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