Babak "Bob" Semnar

Babak "Bob" Semnar has dedicated a major part of his firm to protecting individuals from abusive and harassing debt collectors. He is passionate about the rights of individuals, as provided within the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), as well as the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act). After opening his own office in Riverside County (Temecula), Mr. Semnar moved to Vista, California where he co-founded Semnar & Hartman, LLP, a consumer rights firm, focusing Deb Collection Abuse, Credit Reporting Rights, and harassing calls on cell phones. Semnar & Hartman, LLP serve individuals within San Diego County (Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Escondido) as well as those in Riverside County (Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet, and Lake Elsinore). Semnar & Hartman, LLP has recently expanded its services to Orange County and Los Angeles County, as well as Northern California.


Jared Hartman

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 client. 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.

Tamara - Legal Staff

Tamara Jordan joined Semnar & Hartman, LLP in August of 2018 as a legal assistant. In addition to working full time as a legal assistant at Semnar & Hartman, LLP, Tamara also supports her husband, who actively serves in the United States Navy and raises 3 wonderful children. Coming from a military family, Tamara is dedicated, reliable, flexible, and always willing to take on any challenge. She brings a positive attitude to her job duties which include scheduling appointments for new and current clients, drafting documents, filing legal motions with the State and Federal Courts, and maintaining the firm calendar. Tamara realizes that she is generally the initial contact for any potential client and therefore is ready to be helpful and engaged in scheduling them for a free confidential consultation with the attorneys. She always has a smile on her face and a listening ear. Tamara takes great pride in knowing she is a critical part of our firm’s mission to helps others and make a real difference. While at Semnar & Hartman, LLP Tamara studied for and obtained her license to be California Notary. Now she has started her career to be an advocate and counselor of law by studying for the LSAT before applying to the law school of her choice.


Nick Martinez –Private Investigator

A California native, Mr. Martinez attended college in Riverside County. He graduated from the Police Academy in 1981 and enjoyed a 20 year career in law enforcement.

As a peace officer, he worked as a Gang Investigator, Field Training Officer and a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). He was awarded "Peace Officer Of The Year" twice in his 20 year career, the first in 1987 and the second in 1994.

For the past 8 years, he has worked as a licensed Private Investigator with expertise and knowledge in the following areas: Criminal Defense Investigations, General Background Investigations, AOE/COE Workers Comp Cases, Civil and Family Law, Labor Representative for the Defense of Peace Officers during Internal Affair Investigations (POBAR Rights) and also has expertise in conducting surveillances and work as an Executive Protection Agent.

Recently, he has joined the team of Semnar & Hartman, LLP as leading the field investigation that is conducted on behalf of consumers prior to and during litigation. Mr. Martinez is also fluent in Spanish, allowing Semnar & Hartman, LLP to represent those individuals who are not proficient in English.


On June 11, 2020, our firm secured an important victory in the fight against police brutality.  Judge Bernal of the Central District of California denied a motion to dismiss filed by attorneys for the City of Murrieta, Murrieta Police Department, and Detectives Christopher Cummings and Blake Williams.   Our lawsuit alleges that, in February of…
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On June 8, 2020, our firm filed a new lawsuit against Defendants Rancho Reprographics, Inc. and its owner, Gary Chance. The lawsuit alleges multiple violations by the Defendants, including claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment based on sexual harassment, retaliation for reporting and resisting sexual harassment, and whistleblower retaliation, among others. You can…
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On January 15, 2020, Judge Marquez of the Riverisde County Superior Court denied a Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Defendant Nationstar Mortgage, LLC against our client’s credit reporting claims filed pursuant to California Civil Code § 1785.25(a). Our case alleges that Nationstar violated the law by failing to update its credit reporting of a…
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Suffering issues arising from background check errors?

Unfortunately, it is more common than one would realize that people suffer hardship as a result of background check errors, such as being denied a job, denied a promotion, or even denied housing. The National Consumer Law Center has recently issued an updated report that discusses how a significant number of adults living in the…
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Another Mortgage Company Abusing Our Deployed Military

Unfortunately, our office has had to file yet another lawsuit over a mortgage company abusing deployed military members in violation of the California Military and Veterans’ Code 800-811. In this case (review the complaint HERE), Freedom Mortgage Corporation actually informed the clients in writing that their principal and interest were deferred pursuant to California law.…
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Raceway Nissan Alleged to Commit Fraudulent Transmission and Air Conditioning Unit Repairs

A lawsuit filed on August 2, 2019 by two former auto repair technicians of Raceway Nissan in Riverside alleges that they were subject to retaliation and termination for refusing to engage in fraudulent transmission and A/C unit repairs, among other reasons. The lawsuit alleges that certain supervisors and managers of Raceway Nissan force their technicians…
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