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Nicholas J. Bontrager (Nick) received his J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2007 and his B.A. in Law and Society with a Minor in Global Peace and Security from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2004. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 2007, and is admitted to practice in all District Courts in California, the District Court of Colorado, the District Court for Northern Florida, and the District Court for Northern and Southern Illinois as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nick has concentrated his practice in consumer protection his entire career. Prior to co-founding Martin & Bontrager, APC, Nick spent four years as Department Head of a leading national consumer law firm where he managed the firm’s nationwide practice before leaving to manage the consumer finance department of another of the nation’s leading consumer law firms for nearly three years, where he added several years of lead class action counsel experience to his resume, including acting as lead counsel in the TCPA text message class action brought against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Over the course of his career, Nick has acted as lead or co-counsel in over 5,000 individual and class action consumer claims which have either successfully settled prior to litigation, settled during litigation or prevailed at trial. In 2009, Nick was named the 2nd “Most Active” FDCPA attorney in the United States by Webrecon, LLC, representing well over 300 consumers in federal courts alone. Nick is a member in good standing with the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and has also acted as guest speaker at events concerning consumer law matters.




Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 50%
    7 years, 3 cases
  2. Class Action: 25%
    3 years
  3. Credit Repair: 13%
    7 years
  4. Debt Settlement: 12%
    7 years



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  • Seyed Abbas Kazerounian

    I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a very smart, professional and tenacious advocate. I think he is one of the good guys. I highly recommend Nick for any type of consumer advocacy.


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Martin & Bontrager, APC

6464 W. Sunset Blvd.
Ste. 960
Los Angeles, CA, 90028


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerMartin & Bontrager, APC2014 - Present
Senior/Managing AssociateLaw Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C.2012 - 2014
Department Head - Consumer FinanceKrohn & Moss, Ltd.2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ari Friedman v. LAC Basketball Club, Inc.Class Wide Settlement Finally Approved
Sayan Aboudi v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.Received final approval of class wide settlement from United States District Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of LaVerne COLLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Univ of California Santa BarbaraLaw and SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CAC Region 5 Annual ConferenceTales from the Plaintiff's Side, Pt. 22013