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Marty E. Zemming

Senior Associate

Riverside, California
(951) 686-4800

I started practicing at Wagner & Pelayes, LLP in 2005. I have over 17 years of private law practice experience representing individual clients and diverse businesses in a wide range of legal matters including general civil litigation, employment and labor law including wrongful termination and wage and hour claims, and commercial real property transactions and lease disputes. My experience includes drafting contracts and partnership agreements, commercial transactions and related litigation.

I have substantial experience in handling a variety of real property matters, including residential real property litigation and title disputes. Indeed, not only do I practice real estate law, but I also maintain my license as a real estate broker. My practice also includes considerable experience in handling financial elder abuse claims, with an emphasis on elder’s rights and claims involving ownership of real property.

I also handle personal injury matters, and well as represent employees in a variety of work place disputes.

Prior to beginning what has now been a 13-year career at Wagner & Pelayes, LLP, I attended California State University – San Bernardino, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I then attended California Southern Law School, where I earned my Juris Doctorate in law. Today, I have been licensed as an attorney for 17 years, and maintain a good rating from AVVO.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2001
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017


  • California Southern Law School, Riverside, California
    • J.D. – 1999
  • California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, USA
    • B.A. – 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, 2007 – Present


Successfully settled financial elder abuse lawsuit, where adult daughter was granted a power of attorney and entrusted with client’s savings following the death of her husband. Lawsuit alleged daughter squandered her mother’s money to support her lavish lifestyle and asserted a claim based on financial elder abuse seeking a lien on daughter’s house. The lawsuit was resolved with the sale of daughter’s house with all proceeds from sale paid to client.

Successfully settled financial elder abuse lawsuit where adult son and his wife fraudulently convinced his parents to put them on title claiming he was negotiating with their bank. He refused to put his parents back on title to sell their home that represented their life savings. Lawsuit was resolved with transfer of property back to parents.

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