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G. Thomas Martin III

Debt collection Attorney at Toluca Lake, CA

5.0   25 reviews

also known as George Thomas Martin III, Thomas Martin III


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Co-founded by G. Thomas Martin, III and Nicholas J. Bontrager, Martin & Bontrager, APC is a full-service boutique consumer protection law firm which provides a broad spectrum of legal services to its clients. With over 30 years of collective legal experience, its attorneys handle individual and class action claims under a variety of federal consumer protection statutes and their state law counterparts, including (but not limited to) the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the United States Bankruptcy Code.

We aggressively fight on behalf of consumers when their rights have been violated by banks, creditors, debt collectors, mortgage lenders and servicers, telemarketers and other entities who violate these laws. In almost every case Martin & Bontrager, APC handles, it provides legal services at no cost to its clients, and seeks its attorneys' fees and costs from the defendant who breaks the law. The attorneys at Martin & Bontrager, APC have secured thousands of settlements totaling millions of dollars and numerous verdicts on behalf of their clients. Martin & Bontrager, APC is here to fight for you.

Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Martin & Bontrager, APC
4605 Lankershim Blvd.
Ste 535
Toluca Lake, CA, 91602

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Posted by bruce | August 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
great experience
I was a victim of identity theft and when one particular creditor would not release me i decided to seek legal council who specialized in going against this creditor. Using Tom Martin was the BEST decision i could have made! He was terrific, friendly, always reachable and made me feel confident that we would achieve success. Because of his great work, he got them to release me and award me a terrific settlement for their despicable behavior. I HIGHLY recommend Tom for your legal needs!
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Posted by Kenneth | November 9, 2018
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Mr. Martin
Thank you very much Mr.Martin you were a great asset in helping me and advising me again thank you very much.
Posted by LaChè | September 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
MOS DEF SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS!!!!!
I joined Century debt consolidation last year. One of the benefits was having Martin and Bontrager law firm support and handle any legal issues with debt collectors. At first I was skeptical, I even called at one point to cancel based on fear that I would never get any results..... Welll let me tell you, it is the best thing I have done for myself and my financial future. Ric, Nick and Tom have been more than supportive. I appreciate their immediate response to emails with all my concerns, no matter how small. By following their direction I received unbelievable results! I had 3 claims with Century. The first debt was reduced and paid off. The second debt was reduced (and in the process of being paid off), and the creditor ended up having to pay me $700 for harassing phone calls. Ok that is great right? This get better. I received an email from Tom, I was reading it without my glasses so I wasn’t sure if it was right... it said not only is the last creditor waiving and zeroing out the approximately $ 6,100.64 debt they are paying me $10,399.36.... yes $10,399.36. I called Tom immediately to make sure this was real. He says “yes, Christmas came early!” I am still overwhelmed with gratitude. I am closer than I ever believed I could be to being debt free and to doing all the things I want, like eventually buying a home. Tom, Ric and Nick you all F***ING ROCK!!!!!! Kindest regards, LaChè Milo Graybill
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Consumer Protection
Tom was very diligent on my case and far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT!
I am so grateful to Martin professional judgment and decision. All you have to do is to have patient and trust them. It was my first time ever working with an attorney and I have to say I am so pleased with their work. I just wanted to say THANK YOU!
Posted by Lauren | April 4, 2017
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Committed Lawyer
I would like to thank Tom Martin for a great job on my case. He stayed in full contact with me through the phone and email to keep me updated. He was very quick to respond to all my inquiries. Which were sometimes a lot! He gave me a full understanding about my rights as a consumer. I know he was committed and dedicated to my case which resulted in a positive settlement. Tom did a great job representing me. I would highly recommend him and his firm. Thank you so much Tom!
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Posted by Tim | March 23, 2017
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Tom Martin
I would like to thank Tom Martin for his excellent job in handling my case. He kept me up to date on every case as it went along. I didn't have to call him excepts for questions. He let me know what to do step by step and he was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would highly recommend him in dealing with creditors. Thank you very much Tom!!!!
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Posted by Vonda | March 9, 2017
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Excellent Law Firm
My experience with Attorney Tom Martin was positive from the first moment I consulted with him. I was being harassed by several creditors and debt collectors. Through the entire process Attorney Martin educated me on how my rights were being violated. He was very precise, efficient, and extremely knowledgeable throughout the whole process. He always responded to any questions or doubts I has very promptly. After some strong negotiating with several creditors he was able reach a settlement for me. All of the results were outstanding! Martin & Bontrager is an excellent Law Firm and Attorney Tom Martin did an extraordinary job on representing me! I would highly recommend them! Thanks Attorney Martin!
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Posted by Dennis | February 24, 2017
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Awesome Results
Thanks to Tom Martin and those in his office we received a significant award from the court system. Awesome results. Thanks again.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2016
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Excessive/harassing phone calls from creditor
Tom was extremely helpful advising us how to handle excessive/ harassing phone calls from a creditor. He helped us to fill out a call log and we would e-mail it to him every 3-5 days over a three-month period of time. Tom contacted the creditor and the phone calls stopped. Tom then went to bat for us and he got a settlement for us. What a blessing he has been. We would definitely recommend him and want to thank him for all of his help and support during a difficult time.
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Posted by Kathleen | November 27, 2016
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Dedicated
I was a bit nervous when i started the process of "getting out of debt" by ignoring telephone calls, etc from creditors.. When i was hooked up with Tom i was still nervous, but he told me "I was in good hands", and i was..He never not answered my emails or calls, if he didn't answer, he would call back...I trusted him and he proved that trust by guiding me in making decisions with the creditors.. One creditor was hard to deal with, but Tom gave me good advice... I would recommend him to anyone who is dealing with debt and wants to get their credit up. Thank you Tom!!
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Posted by Mary Barich | October 26, 2016
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The best experience with an attorney
I have to say that this was the best experience I have ever had with an attorney. Tom had to almost hold my hand through this and did so with out missing a step. He explained every step to me so I would understand. He kept me up to date on everything that was going on. I can't say enough about him and his team.
Posted by Russ | May 6, 2016
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Excellent Efficient
From the first email Tom did an excellent job of spelling out to me exactly the nature of my situation... He told me what he could do for me and he gave an example of the results of a previous client. Whenever I had a question he was always very good at getting back to me in a short period of time with an answer. The result of his work on my case is absolutely phenomenal... I could have never predicted such a successful outcome. I recommend Tom with the highest degree of confidence!
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Posted by Joe | April 26, 2016
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Excellent lawyer, great skills
I work with the government and was in need of a good lawyer due to my job. I had a case against one of the top 3 banks in the U.S and needed legal support. I had tried a couple of local lawyers in my town but all had failed to get any results. I was recommended Mr. Martin and his team and sure enough they were able to litigate my case against the bank and get me a settlement in a matter of months. Mr. Martin did exactly what I wanted, I was able to call him and email him and he responded every time. If I'm ever in need of another lawyer this is the professional I'm hiring.
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Posted by Susan | January 24, 2016
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Review of Attoryney, G. Thomas Martin III
After an unexpected surgery and being off work for an extended period of time, I found myself struggling with bills. Attorney Thomas Martin literally came to my rescue. As soon as he took my case, he was working with my creditors to come to an agreeable solution. I felt he was always available, answering my calls or emails. I would definitely recommend Mr. Martin, and in fact, have to a friend who is experiencing similar difficulties.
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Posted by Patrick | January 5, 2016
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Excellent Case Result - Thank You!
I worked with Tom on a case concerning unfair debt collection practices by a financial institution. Every contact with Tom was professional, respectful and he was clear in all our communications. He filed a case on my behalf and handled every aspect of the resulting negotiation through to an excellent settlement. He achieved the settlement without need for arbitration - which to me suggests that he is respected by defendant attorneys as well as his client plaintiffs. I could not be more pleased and appreciative. I strongly recommend Tom and the Martin & Bontrager firm. With gratitude, Patrick - Los Angeles, CA
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2015
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Attorney par excellent
Attorney G. T. Martin is the type of attorney you want to represent you. He handled my case with excellence and professionalism. His expertise and knowledge resulted in a successful outcome. I was pleased that he was able to reach a settlement, on my behalf, that I found satisfactory. I would certainly recommend his services.
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Posted by La Shanda | November 11, 2015
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Best Legal Services
In today’s world where we are usually faced with the “Every Man For Himself” attitude and in most circumstances we are usually faced with dealing with businesses that lacks personal attention and human compassion. So when I found myself in a situation where I needed an attorney to handle my case, it was no wonder that my expectations were low and I just knew that I was in for an uphill battle dealing with both my attorney and my case. I researched my case and attorneys that specialized in these types of services and I found Consumer Law Firm in which they connected me to Martin & Bontrager Law Firm where Mr. Tom Martin handled my case. I figured that this would again be one of those times where my case would lay on my attorney’s desk for months before getting any work done on it. Coming from a person who hates to admit that they are wrong, I must admit that I was totally wrong. When my case was forwarded to Tom Martin’s office, he reviewed my case and contacted me personally to get further information. The most surprising part about this phone call was that Tom actually listened to me! He not only listened to me, he noted additional information that I had about the case that was not included in my original paperwork. Tom did not hesitate to file my case and constantly communicated with me throughout the entire process. This meant so much to me because I have never had anyone to take up for me before. I was used to always being dismissed and made to feel unimportant, but Tom never made me feel this way. He treated me like I was important and my case was important too! Not only that, Tom represented me with great professionalism and commitment. He worked my case to get me the best settlement and was diligent on my behalf. I never thought that I would be one of those people on the commercial that says “They Love Their Lawyer”, but I am. I absolutely love my Lawyer. There’s really no words to express how much I appreciate what he did for me. I would recommend Tom Martin and Martin & Bontrager Law Firm to anyone that is looking for exceptional legal representation. The personal attention, communication and legal advice is in a league of its own.
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Posted by Ruby | September 14, 2015
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Debt Settlement
To be completely honest I have never gone through something like this so as you can imagine I was afraid of the unexpected, confused and embarrassed. My experience with my lawyer Tom Martin went way beyond what I could have ever asked for. He explained the details in a way that I could understand and not feel intimidated. I felt that Mr. Martin really went to bat for me and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves need a true professional, someone who will actually provide you with updated and not leave you in the dark and even more confused.
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Posted by JR | May 19, 2015
Great attorney!!!!
Mr. Martin took on my case of harassment without a second thought. He worked diligently to get the best outcome possible for my situation. Along the way he kept me informed of how things were progressing and what could or would happen next. This is definitely one of his areas of expertise and knows the law and consumer rights like a good worn book read many times. In the end, he was able to reach a settlement beyond my expectations. Completely professional in every aspect of the word. If the situation arises, I would use him again without thinking twice.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Martin & Bontrager, APC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Attorney, Consumer Protection Department
  • Price Law Group. Los Angeles, California
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Senior Associate
  • Krohn & Moss, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer, Consumer Law
  • Southern California SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • SuperLawyer, Consumer Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • SuperLawyer, Consumer Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse G. Thomas
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is one of the most aggressive attorneys I know who fights for the rights of the 'little guy' against the big companies no matter what the cost."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Tom since 2010 having worked together with him at the same firm. Tom is a relentless advocate for his clients and I highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with debt collection or credit issues."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Tom personally and professionally since 2009. Tom's a smart, effective, and skilled lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have both been a co-worker of and co-counsel with Mr. Martin in various consumer litigation matters over the past 4-5 years. Mr. Martin's knowledge of both consumer laws and procedure make him a invaluable advocate for any consumer in need of assistance. He is nationally recognized as a leading consumer advocate but yet, in my experience, still maintains a personal contact with all his clients which only the true consumer advocates maintain. As a fellow consumer advocate who has litigated thousands of claims in my career, I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Martin as one of the best consumer attorneys in the state of California and nationwide. You can't go wrong by contacting Tom for a free consultation to hear your options."
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Toluca Lake Debt collection Lawyer G. Thomas Martin III
G. Thomas Martin III
Debt collection Attorney
Toluca Lake, CA
Licensed for 21 years