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Mr. Hartman believes that every single person entering the court system-no matter the case or legal issue involved-needs the best representation possible. Mr. Hartman will assist every client by navigating through the complicated Rules of Evidence in both State and Federal Courts, and will fully research every legal issue and file every motion possible in an effort to obtain the best result possible for each of his clients.


Mr. Hartman truly believes in and aggressively fights for the principles upon which this country was founded-that every single person is entitled to equal justice under law and every single person within the court system is entitled to honorable and vigorous representation.


Having gained invaluable courtroom experience as a Deputy Public Defender for the County of Riverside from 2008-2012, Mr. Hartman has completed over 32 jury trials to date, and takes great pride in his legal research and persuasive writing abilities.


After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice cum laude from Bowling Green State University; his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; and then then the advanced and distinguished Master of Laws Degree in Criminal Law from the University of San Diego, Mr. Hartman was then sworn to practice law in the State of California and is licensed to practice in all Federal Courts with jurisdiction in the State of California as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Mr. Hartman has been published for his research on Fourth Amendment issues involving High School students, and was also the recipient of the Charles Auerbach Outstanding Student in Evidence Award for his excellent work in the application of the Rules of Evidence in litigation. His courtroom experience and litigation has recently awarded him an invitation into the prestigious association National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40, reserved for the top 40 trial lawyers in each region under 40 years old who focus on criminal defense and plaintiffs' civil rights. This is an invitation only association, and is very honorable. (


As the owner and operator of Hartman Law Office, Inc., as well as co-founder and partner of Semnar & Hartman, LLP, Mr. Hartman focuses his practice upon individual liberties in a wide array of arenas including criminal defense; prosecuting Section 1983 civil rights violations for police brutality; and consumer rights for debt collection harassment, inaccurate credit reporting, and unfairness/oppression in consumer credit scenarios.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Debt Settlement: 40%
    4 years, 300 cases
  2. Consumer Protection: 40%
    4 years, 300 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years, 3 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (33-50%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Adrian M. Lobo

    Jared is a passionate advocate that will give every client the time and attention they need. He is smart, compassionate and aggressive.


    Adrian Lobo Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Asil A. Mashiri

    Jared is an excellent attorney and it is always a great pleasure to work with him on a matter. He really cares about his clients and will work hard to obtain the best possible results. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer


    Asil Mashiri Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Semnar & Hartman, LLP

400 S Melrose Drive
Suite 209
Vista, CA, 92081


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Outstanding Student in EvidenceCleveland State University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-founder/PartnerSemnar & Hartman, LLP2014 - Present
Owner/FounderHartman Law Office, Inc.2012 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderLaw Office Of The Public Defender, County Of Riverside2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2013 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
18 Journal of Law & Health 229Pee-to-Park: Should Public High School Students Applying for On-Campus Parking Privileges Be Required to Pass a Drug Test?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawCriminal LawLL.M - Master of Laws2007
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Bowling Green State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Debt Collection Harassment: Know Your RightsDebt Collection Harassment: Know Your Rights2014
Riverside County Law LibraryDebt Collection Harassment: Know Your Rights2013
Riverside County Law LibraryThe A, B, Cs of criminal justice:Know Your Rights2013