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Martin Brenner is an associate at Dovel & Luner.

Martin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. During law school, Martin reviewed articles as part of the Journal of Law and Technology’s Submissions Committee. Martin served as a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Martin joined Dovel & Luner after working as an Associate at Hueston Hennigan.

Martin is from New Jersey, but moved to the west coast to attend UCLA for undergrad. At UCLA, Martin studied Economics and was involved in the UCLA Powerlifting Team and the Undergraduate Investment Society.

In his free time, Martin takes advantage of the LA food scene with his friends and makes the most of his zoo membership with his fiancée.


  • Harvard Law School, (J.D., magna cum laude, 2020)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (B.A., magna cum laude, 2017)

Prior Associations

  • Law Clerk to Judge Thomas M. Hardiman, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Hueston Hennigan

Personal Facts

  • Martin has never had coffee.
  • Despite never creating anything artistic in his life, Martin has the urge to write the next great novel.
  • Martin has yet to find a quantity of ice cream that he cannot consume in one serving.

Joining Dovel & Luner

I learned of Dovel & Luner during my first year of law school and spent part of my next two summers working here. During my summers, I appreciated the firm’s commitment to developing real, practical lawyering skills and its focus on excellent results, rather than hours billed. I was intrigued by plaintiff-side representation and the firm’s incentive—through the contingency-fee model—to take the strongest cases. But after completing my clerkship, I chose to take the more conventional route and go to a larger, mostly defense-side law firm.

I learned that this was not for me. Although my experience was by no means stunted, I couldn’t help but to compare my development to my friends from law school working at Dovel & Luner. When I was writing briefs, they were arguing dispositive motions in court. While a partner would ask me for my opinions on case strategy, they were calling the shots themselves. And there was a constant voice in the back of my head reminding me that instead of defending big companies I could be spending my time working with excellent lawyers to represent the little guy, the wronged, and the injured.

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