About Martin Zaehringer
Upon being sworn in to practice law in California in 1981, Martin Zaehringer has been a trial lawyer, both in civil and criminal cases, as well as different administrative areas of the law. He estimates that in his 38 years of practice, he has tried over 200 cases. He has been a solo practitioner or in a partnership during that time. Martin's clients are by and large working people, most experiencing the legal system for the first time and many of whom do not speak English. His office takes pride not only in providing affordable and thorough representation, but in helping the clientele understand the complexities and vagaries of the legal system and giving them a feeling of confidence that their voice is being heard in the courtroom. Martin brings to the courtroom insight and experience, and the wisdom that comes from that.
Martin has been a resident of Ventura County for over 30 years. He and his wife Kelli raised their three children, Benjamin, Abigail and Hannah in this county. In Ventura County, Martin was first a partner with Halpern & Zaehringer in Oxnard, and for over twenty years has been a solo practitioner in Ventura. Kelli works for the Ventura County Office of Education as a paraeducator. For many years Martin volunteered with the Foothill Little League as a coach, umpire and as a board member as well as with the American Youth Soccer Organization as a coach and referee. In addition, he has spent over a decade volunteering and mentoring high school students through the county's Mock Trial program, coaching the Newbury Park High School teams for over a decade.
Martin is a long time member of the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association and has served as its President. In 2008 he was awarded the Joyce Yoshioka Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the criminal justice system and for his generous and tireless efforts to educate students and the public.
A Desire To Serve The People
The Ventura County Superior Court handles a myriad of cases: civil, criminal, family, probate, juvenile. Martin has practiced in all those areas of law here in Ventura County and throughout his career. In addition, for over a quarter century, he has helped out members of our community with immigration matters, from naturalization to deportation issues. Because of this, he will bring a unique perspective to the bench, as a jurist who is well versed in all aspects of the law, and understanding of the impact judicial decisions can have upon individuals and families.
When a person comes before court, that person should expect and be confident that the judge has no bias in favor of one side or the other, has not already made up its mind, and is willing to let the facts and issues be heard completely and impartially. This is a promise that Martin Zaehringer will make to every person who comes before him. In addition, he will run an efficient courtroom: for Martin's clients, time in court often means loss of earnings, child care issues and canceled plans. This is not lost of him, and he plans to run a courtroom where the public comes first, because as he notes, this is your town, your county, and YOUR court.