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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence for the Future||CALI||2011|
|Award for Academic Excellence||Witkin||2011|
|Owner||Kellan Martz Law||2016 - Present|
|Deputy Trial Counsel||State Bar Of California||2015 - 2016|
|Senior Investigator||City Of Los Angeles||2015 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||Member||2014 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom||Member||2012 - Present|
|Tenant v. Landlord||Tenant received the full amount and other positive results|
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|U of San Francisco SOL||Law||Juris Doctorate||2013|
|Univ of Washington||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||2007|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Martz answered a problem I had with a former tenant who kept returning to the property and then just moved back in. I wish I would've contacted him sooner. Mr. Martz gave me so much informatiôn and also made other recommendations - he really covered the situation so thoroughly. He was not in a rush and answered all my questions. I will call him again if I need a comsultation. He was also so friendly and personable - felt like I was speaking to a concerned féiend.
Posted by Nancy
I've had Kellan help me with multiple legal issues that have come up over the last few years. I bought a house a few years ago and the seller didn't disclose some pretty major issues. I wasn't sure exactly what my rights were, but Kellan explained them all to me and negotiated a settlement with the seller for a good amount of money. I also had Kellan help me out after my landlord in my business property was not fixing some issues (broken gate, burnt out lightbulbs in my store sign, big cracks in the parking lot). I didn't want anything more than the landlord to repair the items required by the lease and that were making my business less attractive to customers. Kellan quickly answered my emails and was very fairly priced. These legal issues caused me a good amount of stress and Kellan's kind words helped me out a lot. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Kellan for an ongoing issue I was having with my landlord as he really does a great job at sounding very knowledgeable on landlord/tenant issues especially when it relates to West Hollywood. I initially put down a $1,000 retainer to hire Kellan to work on preparing and attending a city unofficial rent reduction hearing. Kellan said in a case like this he couldn't see it going over the $1,500. For the first month or so Kellan was pretty good, answering questions that arose, etc. Then I got the first invoice which Kellan made a billing error on and didn't include the initial money I used to retain him. I gave him the benefit of the doubt. But, this invoice still already exceeded the $1500 quoted which still wasn't desirable but, seemed fine. So I didn't think Kellan and I would need to be doing much until the week or two before the hearing. Sure, I had some questions here and there but, the invoices kept piling. Finally, after I lost the rent reduction hearing after already paying thousands of dollars, yes for a rent reduction hearing....which I figured out I easily could have just gone myself because I spoke almost the entire time with very little guidance from Kellan. So I received an invoice after the hearing which was the largest amount yet were talking almost two grand, in the invoice was 4 hours of "research". When you hire an attorney in a particular area of law you would expect that they wouldn't need to conduct research. So I harmlessly asked Kellan if he could break down exactly what he needed to research. Instead of a reply, Kellan sent me a lawyer/client termination letter stating the main reason is due to my questioning of his fees. Then afterward he proceeded to use threats such as and I quote, "I know that you do not want to be responsible when I win in court for $1700+ in fees, court costs, etc." I was absolutely appalled, after already paying so much more than he quoted and getting literally 0 results to be threatened in such a way. Kellan isn't the worst lawyer you could hire, but he'd be a better salesman. If you want a lawyer who makes you feel good, then fires you and "comes after you" Kellan is your man!