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Martin Taleisnik

Personal injury Attorney at Fresno, CA

4.3   3 reviews

also known as Sawl Law Group

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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About Martin

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Martin Taleisnik is a partner at Sawl Law Group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from UCLA in 1990 and obtaind his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1994.

After getting admitted to the California Bar a year after completing law school, Attorney Taleisnik joined Sawl Law Group and handled misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in state and federal court. He left the firm several years later and became a partner in another firm. Then in 2006, he rejoined Sawl Law Group as the Managing Attorney.

Since then he has handled both criminal and personal injury cases. Attorney Taleisnik is fluent in Spanish and provides his clients with effective and personalized legal solutions.

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Sawl Law Group
2150 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA, 93721


4.3 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Roupen | March 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Proud to say Martin is my lawyer, hired more than once always comes through! Great job Martin!
Posted by Rosemarie Valenzuela | March 4, 2019
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Amazing Civil Litigation Attorney
I highly recommend Martin Taleisnik and Sawl Law Group. They were there for me when I needed them the most. Martin represented my son Joe Razo, Jr in a criminal suit, and once he was cleared with ALL criminal charges, he helped us with my sons personal injury law suit. Helen Diaz was great to work with and anytime we had questions she made sure the right contact in their office reached me and helped answer with any of my concerns. After a long three years of our suit, we finally came to a close and my son was very happy with the outcome. Thank you again Martin and Sawl Law Group for being by our side the entire time. We are truly grateful for your concerns and trusting my sons word when no one else would hear his story.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2012
martin saved my ex husband 8-10 yrs of prison
Mr Taleisnik saved my ex husband from serving a prison sentence of 12yrs with 75% time served and got him down to a 4yr sentence with half time served. My ex husband may have even been looking at serving a sentence for 3rd strike offense (he has had a strike striked off multiple times) I was pleased with the representation of Martin Taleisnik.
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  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sawl Law Group
  • 1994 - Present


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Undergraduate
  • 1990


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best DUI Lawyer in Fresno
  • Expertise
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • California DUIs - DRE
  • DUI/Drugs - DRE
  • 2021
  • Trial Skills
  • Presenting Evidence Practicum
  • 2018
  • Tort & Trial Seminar
  • Tort & Trial Seminar
  • 2018
  • Powerful Cross Exam of the Defense Medical Examiner
  • Powerful Cross Exam of the Defense Medical Examiner/ How to Neutralize the Defense Expert
  • 2018
  • Negotiating Injury Claims
  • Secrets and Insider Tips
  • 2018
  • Criminal Defense
  • Creatively Using Motions to Suppress and Motions in Limine
  • 2018
  • Central Valley DUI Defense Seminar
  • Central Valley DUI Defense Seminar
  • 2018
  • Fresno DUI Boot Camp
  • Fresno DUI Boot Camp
  • 2016
  • Civil Court Judicial Forum
  • Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Martin
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Martin in the Fresno County courts multiple times. He is respectful, well-spoken, and professional, yet still vigorously defends his clients with passion. He truly cares about his clients. He has also helped me come up with creative resolutions on cases that my Judges have agreed with. I have learned a lot from working on cases with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Taleisnik in the legal community for 16 years. He is well versed in the law and gets results for his clients. He is ethical and is well respected by all. Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Martin is a skilled litigator whose creativity is only exceeded by his tenacity. I have watched him work just as hard for those clients with smaller cases as for those with larger cases. It is clear to me that he always has the best interest of his clients at heart. I will also say that his experience with criminal defense work also gives him important insights when a civil case and a criminal case intersect. Martin is an excellent choice for your personal injury lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Martin is one of the most knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers I know. He has a stored wealth of information on criminal law and he puts it to good use on behalf of his clients in court. He is not grandiose and boisterous in court, like some, but instead takes the (better) approach of advocating through preparedness and clear thinking/speaking. I highly recommend Martin if you need a local defense attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Martin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fresno Personal injury Lawyer Martin Taleisnik
Martin Taleisnik
Personal injury Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 29 years