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Martin R. Boags

Martin R. Boags


Academic Background

Martin received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, attending from June 1986 until June 1987. Martin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science – Public Law from the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Martin participated in Hastings’ Moot Court Board and was a judicial extern in the 1991 Spring semester to the Honorable Maria Elena James, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California. Martin was admitted to the California State Bar to practice law in 1995. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, as well as all United States District Courts in California.


Martin has lectured in seminars to healthcare professionals, attorneys and skilled nursing facilities on elder abuse and nursing home malpractice. He has advised and provided training to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on the provision of due process administrative hearings, internal affairs investigations, compliance with the Peace Officers Bill of Rights (POBRA), police discovery procedures and investigative strategy. Martin has also written practice guides and training materials for attorneys on the California Government Claim Act.

Martin was born in 1968 in Santa Monica, California and resides in Redondo Beach, California with his family.

Martin’s practice primarily includes the defense of all aspects of employment and healthcare liability, through trial. His employment experience consists of defending Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA) actions and litigating petitions for writ of administrative writs in state court. Martin has successfully defended actions alleging violation of Labor Code § 1102.5 (whistleblower retaliation), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as FEHA discrimination, retaliation, hostile workplace and failure to accommodate cases. Martin’s writ experience includes defending appeals of discipline and personnel actions, compliance with the Peace Officers Bill of Rights (POBRA), a writ of habeas corpus, and relief from the California Government Claims Act. Martin’s medical malpractice practice includes defending skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, clinics, therapists and doctors. Martin also extensive experience defending cases involving Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse, Medical Malpractice, assisted living facilities, residential facilities, community care facilities, foster care and foster family agencies. Martin has also defended actions alleging legal malpractice, agents and brokers, catastrophic personal injury, sexual assault and construction defect.

Professional Affiliations

Martin is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


Martin has authored several publications including a Nursing Home Malpractice In California – Successful Case Management From Investigation To Trial (Co-author) National Business Institute, 1999; CLE instructor in 1999 for National Business Institute’s “Elder Abuse Tort Claims In California” Seminar in 1999; Elder Abuse Tort Claims In California (Co-author) National Business Institute, 2000; Professional Liability Actions And Damages – How To Avoid Losing The Case Of Your Life (Co-author) California Lawyer Magazine 2000; and, Nursing Home Deposition & Trial Testimony Seminar Handbook (Co-author and CLE Instructor, February 2001). Martin has also litigated several matters which were appealed to the California Supreme Court, as well as California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal, resulting in both published and unpublished appellate opinions.

Trials and Appeals

Martin has tried approximately thirty jury trials to verdict. He has also litigated over fifty bench trials, a dozen appeals in California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal, dozens of evidentiary hearings and arbitrations.

Civic Activities

Martin has served as a settlement officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Court Crash Settlement Conference Program and acted as a mock trial judge.


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