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Martin P. Weniz


  • Los Angeles, California

Martin P. Weniz, is Of Counsel at Michels & Lew. His areas of practice include medical malpractice, personal injury, and elder/dependent adult abuse litigation. Mr. Weniz was trial and appellate counsel for plaintiff in the groundbreaking medical malpractice case of Mejia v. Community Hospital of San Bernardino. The Mejia case was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State of California in the year it was tried, and it established important legal precedent in the State of California that a hospital will be held responsible to the patient for the malpractice of those physicians who practice at the hospital, even if the physician was not employed by the hospital at the time of the negligence. Mr. Weniz is a member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1974
  • Southwestern University School of Law, 1979
Honors & Awards
  • Avvo Rating: 10.0 Superb
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Published Works
  • Vicarious Liability: Potential Implications For Your Practice
  • Offshore Radiology: The Legal Questions - which appeared in the Journal of the American College of Radiology
  • How Do I Get My Medical Records?
  • Quadriplegic fights for $27.5 million Malpractice Award
  • Featured Speaker at Catholic Healthcare West Risk Services Meeting
  • Presenter at California Radiological Society Conference
  • Presenter at Southern California Association For Healthcare Risk Management

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