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Mr. Wagner is committed to handling employment matters involving racial, sexual, gender, disability, pregnancy, and other types of discrimination and harassment, as well disputes involving wage and hour claims, family and medical leave, and all other types of wrongful termination and employment disputes.  In addition to handling employment matters, Mr. Wagner has extensive experience in business litigation matters. Representing individuals, small businesses, and large corporations, Mr. Wagner has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases involving breach of contract, fraud, interference with contractual relationships and prospective economic advantage, partnership disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade, defamation, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and various other claims. Mr. Wagner also has extensive experience in general business consulting.  Finally, Mr. Wagner has experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims, as well as complex product-defect claims.

In representing his clients, Mr. Wagner has helped many to recover substantial verdicts and settlements, including multi-million dollar recoveries in various types of matters.  Moreover, while aggressively litigating his cases, Mr. Wagner seeks ways to use alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, to find the best solution for his clients.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Mr. Wagner was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition, an honor limited to only 2.5 % of the attorneys within California. Moreover, in 2015, he was selected in the Top 100 of the Rising Stars.

In 2014, Mr. Wagner was recognized by Pasadena Magazine for “Top Attorneys.”

Mr. Wagner is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible Peer-Review Rating by Martindale-Hubble.  This is a recognition for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.

Before practicing law, Mr. Wagner worked on Wall Street, including a stint at Goldman Sachs. He also held his Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Mr. Wagner is a licensed Real Estate Broker and can help with the purchase/sale of properties. (BRE NO. 01954786)



Practice areas


  1. Employment: 25%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%
  4. Business: 20%
    12 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    12 years



Hourly ($250-450/hour), contingent (30-45%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Martin Isaac Aarons

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Contact info

2001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210
Santa Monica, CA, 90403


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifUniversity of San Diego School Of Law2003
San Diego Law ReviewUniversity of San Diego School Of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWagner Legal Group2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2011 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County BarMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
9th Circuit VictoryWin on Appeal
Business DisputeArbitration VIctory and Settlement
Business DisputeSettlment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Advocate MagazineIt Is Time To Re-write The Federal Arbitration Act2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalLawyers and Judges Confused by Default Judgments2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalKeep Improperly Registered Companies Out of State Court2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalSecret Recordings: What if your client already has one?2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalRethinking "American Rule" in California2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Washington UniversityFinance, Management, HistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1999