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.
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.
The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates how debt collects can attempt to collect a debt from consumers. These laws only apply if the alleged debt is a consumer debt, meaning it was incurred for personal or household purposes. If you are not sure whether your circumstances fit in this area of law, please contact us immediately to discuss whether a different violation has occurred. Learn More ...
The statute authorizes a private cause of action by a person, including the debtor or any other person affected by the provisions of the statute, to be brought against the collector within one year from the date of violation.You may be entitled to up to $1,000, actual damages, and attorney's fees, so there will be NO FEE for asserting your claim. Also, they could owe you $500 per phone call. Learn More ...
A couple minutes into my first phone conversation with Jared and Bob, I knew I found the right team. I felt like I was talking with family. They never sugar-coated anything, but I never felt scared or worried because I had so much confidence in their experience, knowledge of the law, and professionalism. I can confidently recommend Jared Hartman and Bob Semnar without hesitation and wish them continued success down the road.
Bob is an excellent attorney. He has helped me resolve issues that I had thought would never get fixed. He is extremely knowledgeable about consumer rights and really does fight for the little guy. After years of trying to fix multiple errors and dealing with collection agencies that didn't bother to follow the rules even when I did, Bob was able to get everything fixed for me and forced these companies to follow the law.
Jared is an exceptional Lawyer. He handled all aspects of our case providing very good advise. He knew what needed to be done and did it. Without his diligence and guidence throughout the process we would have been totally lost. I can honestly give him my highest recommendation.