Mr. Martin’s practice emphasizes civil litigation including business disputes; commercial personal property and real property lease disputes; construction defect actions; commercial receivables and collections; and judgment enforcement.
Mr. Martin’s practice also focuses on construction law issues. Mr. Martin reviews and drafts commercial and residential construction agreements and assists contractors preserve their collection rights by preparing, filing and enforcing construction-related liens, bonds and stop notices. Additionally, Mr. Martin is experienced with resolving construction licensing issues and he represents general contractors, specialty contractors, heavy equipment lessors, and material suppliers in Federal and State Court litigation and in California State Licensing Board mediations and arbitrations.
Mr. Martin also has experience in code enforcement activities on behalf of the firm’s municipal clients. These activities include criminal prosecutions of municipal code violators and seeking civil remedies.
Mr. Martin is admitted to practice before all State and Federal courts in California. He is a member of the California State Bar and the Ventura County Bar Association. Mr. Martin is active in the construction industry and currently sits on the State Board of Directors as the Director of Legislation for the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA); his is a Board Member for LandPac—the political actions committee for the CLCA; is a member of the Ventura County Contractors Association; and is the Legislative Chair for the Board of Directors of the Channel Islands Chapter of the CLCA.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Mr. Martin was named “Rising Star” in the field of business litigation by Super Lawyers. This honor is awarded annually to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California who are under 40 years of age, or have been practicing law for less than 10 years and is based upon peer voting.
In February 2015, Mr. Martin was awarded as CLCA’s “2014 Associate Member of the Year.”
Mr. Martin earned his B.A. from Abilene Christian University in 1991 and his M.Div. from Princeton Seminary in 1994. He is fluent in Portuguese which he learned while he and his wife worked in Brazil with a non-profit organization for five and a half years. Upon returning to the United States from Brazil, Mr. Martin joined the firm as a clerk, began studying law, and earned his law degree from Ventura College of Law in 2004.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Associate Member of the Year||California Landscape Contractors Association||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Partner||Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Landscape Contractors Association||Director of Legislation, State Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|California Landscape Contractors Association- Channel Islands Chapter||Secretary for the Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|California Landscape Contractor's Association, Channel Islands Chapter||Legislative Chair||2013 - Present|
|California Landscap Contractor's Association||Board Member of LandPac||2013 - Present|
|Ventura County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|California State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Advisory Board of Police Activity League||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Ventura County Contractors Association||Member||N/A|
|Business Networking International local chapter||Past President||N/A|
|Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce||Past Board Member||N/A|
|SFV CLCA Valleyscape||"Before You do Work Make Sure the Right You is Licensed"||2013|
|MWGJS Client Alert||2012 Construction Law Update||2012|
|MWGJS Client Alert||Changes to Construction Remedies Statutes in 2012||2012|
|MWGJS Client Alert||Don't Forget the Major Revisions to the Mechanics' Lien Statutes in Effect Since January 1, 2011||2011|
|Abilene Christian University||Bachelor's Degree||N/A|
|Ventura College of Law||Juris Doctor||N/A|
|9th Annual Residential Landlord Tenant Law||Commencement of the Tenancy; Ethical Considerations of Landlord Tenant Law||2013|
|Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills||What Every Home Improvement Contractor Needs to Know About Sealing the Deal and Getting Paid||2012|
|Ventura County Contractors Association||The Basics of Home Improvement Contracts||2012|
|Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce||Business Collection & Business Contract Basics||2009|
|Bussiness Collections & Business Contracts Seminar 101||How to Get Your Customers to Pay Their Bills & Legal Options When They Don't Pay||2009|
|Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerice||Business Collection Issues||2008|
|League of California Cities Conference||Public Records Act||N/A|
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