G. Thomas Martin, III (Tom) has concentrated his practice in consumer law for over a decade. Prior to co-founding Martin & Bontrager, APC, he served as the Managing Attorney of the Consumer Protection department for a national consumer law firm for over 4 years. During his tenure there, he served as lead counsel or co-counsel on individual and/or class action cases in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. In 2009, Tom was reported to be among the 15 ‘most active’ consumer attorneys in the United States for that calendar year (representing 176 consumers in the federal courts alone) by Webrecon, LLC. In 2012, he was reported to be among the 10 ‘most active’ consumer attorneys in the United States for that calendar year, (representing 161 consumers in the federal courts alone) by Webrecon, LLC. Tom has also been recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in the area of Consumer Law in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Tom received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2001 and his B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in January, 2002, and is admitted to practice in all of the District Courts of California, the District Court of Colorado, the District Courts of Illinois, the District Court for Northern Florida, the District Court for Western Wisconsin, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Over the course of his career, he has handled thousands of cases and is experienced in all phases of litigation up to and including trial. Although he now exclusively represents consumers, he previously handled insurance defense litigation prior to becoming a consumer advocate and therefore has unique insight into the ways defendants and their attorneys litigate cases.
Tom is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he received certification for completion of the Dispute Resolution Services’ training program as a mediator in 2006. He has been a featured guest on Ron Siegel’s Home & Finance Radio on AM 1510 and Money Radio 1200.