Practice areas

Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Premises Liability – Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

Michelle D. Schill, the founder of Martinez & Schill LLP, specializes in Plaintiff’s personal injury law. Her legal focus primarily revolves around cases related to child injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, and auto accidents. Additionally, she possesses comprehensive expertise in managing various personal injury claims, including slip and fall incidents against both private property owners and governmental entities, as well as dog bite cases. Ms. Schill extends her legal services to individuals throughout Southern California, particularly in San Diego.

Before obtaining her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in 2008, Ms. Schill pursued her education at San Diego State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science and psychology in 2004. Her admission to The State Bar of California took place in 2008.

With substantial experience as a litigator, Michelle D. Schill draws from her unique background of representing corporate entities and contractors in personal injury defense cases. This experience offers her valuable insights into the requirements of insurance companies when resolving claims. Her litigation approach is well-balanced, allowing her to effectively negotiate favorable settlements on behalf of her clients. In cases where negotiation proves challenging, she demonstrates her willingness to vigorously fight for her clients’ rights. Ms. Schill’s portfolio encompasses a variety of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, and she provides legal counsel across a wide range of legal matters.

Michelle is recognized as a dedicated legal advocate and has received numerous professional accolades from both her peers and clients. She has been honored as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star from 2015 to 2022. Her AV Peer Review Rating in Personal Injury and Litigation, along with her designation as “Best of the Bar” in San Diego, further attest to her legal prowess.

Michelle’s legal career has centered on advocating for injured parties in diverse personal injury cases, encompassing child injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, car accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall incidents, and other serious injuries. She derives immense satisfaction from giving a voice to those who have suffered harm.

Ms. Schill specializes particularly in traumatic brain injury cases, driven by her personal experience with relatives who have suffered from such injuries. Her dedication is evident through her active participation in brain injury conferences and her commitment to staying updated with the latest research in order to provide the best possible advocacy for her clients. Michelle ensures a personalized approach to every traumatic brain injury case, becoming deeply involved with families to understand and represent the unique nature of their situations.

Michelle’s legal achievements include securing multiple multimillion-dollar settlements, significantly improving the lives of her clients. Her commitment to transparency is underscored by her consistent communication with clients throughout the legal process. She goes beyond the role of a lawyer, often becoming an integral part of her clients’ support systems.

In addition to her legal pursuits, Michelle is a wife, mother, and businesswoman. Her leisure time is spent with her family, and she enjoys both reading and outdoor activities.

A favorite quote that resonates with Michelle is by Sandra Day O’Connor: “I don’t know that there are any shortcuts to doing a good job.”

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