Edward Martinovich is Of Counsel in Selman Breitman’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort/Environmental and General Liability practice groups. Edward represents clients in state and federal multi-party product liability actions, including cases arising out of claimed exposure to asbestos and hazardous substances.  Edward’s Clients include major corporations in the automotive, construction and industrial industries. He also has experience in defending contractors and sub-contractors in construction defect disputes involving multi-party claims of defective construction in large residential housing tracts.  Edward has also defended a top national railroad against personal injury and compensation claims pursuant to the Federal Employer's Liability Act.

Edward works closely with clients on case evaluation, discovery, experts, settlement and trial to serving his Clients' interests.  Edward’s extensive experience in Toxic Tort/Environmental litigation provides him a unique ability to produce favorable, cost-efficient results and posture cases for dismissal, summary judgment, advantageous settlement, and trial.  Edward has obtained numerous pre-trial dismissals and favorable settlements by using creativity and 'outside-the-box' thinking to uncover alternative, superseding reasons for claimed injuries caused by other sources, and not by his client(s). Edward has also creatively utilized motions, discovery, and other pre-trial procedures to obtain outright dismissals, or partial dismissals of claims against his clients, resulting in settlement and advantageous positioning of his clients' cases at trial. Edward has assisted trial counsel in all phases of trial, from arguing evidentiary issues to the court, jury selection, cross-examination, and post-verdict motion work to recover clients' costs and legal fees.

Edward is originally from New York City and presently resides in Santa Monica, California. When not helping clients with their legal needs, Edward volunteers his time providing no-cost legal advice at community forums, and has worked with the "Street Law" project in NYC, to educate young people of their rights during police encounters.  Edward is an avid sports fan and fitness enthusiast, and is into Cross-Fit, running, and baseball, following his beloved N.Y. Mets from afar. Edward is a first-generation American, born to Croatian parents, and considers Croatia his second home.

Bar Admission

California, 2005

New York, 2002

Education

City University of New York School of Law, J.D., 2001

State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1997