Martin N. Jensen


Martin has represented professionals ranging from accountants to real estate professionals, to escrow professionals, to small and large business owners, to public entities, and enjoys the unique challenges that each case presents. A native of Alberta, Canada, Martin strives to bring a fresh perspective to every problem that his clients bring to him.

A graduate, with distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and a member of the McGeorge Law Review, Martin has been practicing law since 2004. He became a shareholder at Porter Scott in 2011 and has focused his practice on business litigation, real estate litigation, representation of professionals, and lender liability litigation, along with business transactions and business counseling. Throughout his career, Martin has represented a variety of private clients, insurance company clients, and public entity clients in a broad range of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Martin has focused particularly in the areas of business disputes involving both for profit and non-profit ventures, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, excessive compensation, involuntary dissolution, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair business practices. Martin has also represented clients in the area of lender liability and commercial loan litigation, real estate disputes, and contract disputes. Martin represents a wide range of professionals in claims related to standard of care concerns including accountants, escrow officers, real estate professionals, and investment counselors. Martin also represents clients in transactional matters including the preparation of governing documents and formation of businesses, governance issues, the purchase and sale of businesses, and protection of business information.


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2004)

  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Dean’s Honor Roll (2003 – 2004)
  • McGeorge Law Review (2002 – 2004)

University of Alberta (B. Comm., 2000)

  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Dean’s List
Practice Areas Admitted to Practice
  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships & Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2010-2013)

Representative Trials

  • 2010 Capital Beverage v. Crown Imports, (Breach of Contract) (Arbitration)
  • 2011 Ellis v. Hollister, (Trial) (ERISA, Breach of Fiduciary Duty) (Court Trial)
  • 2012 Konrad v. Happy Daze, (Breach of Contract) (Arbitration)
  • 2013 Sage Pools v. Calvert, (Trade Secrets) (Court Trial)
  • 2014 Iyasere v. Sharma, (Breach of Contract/Lender Liability) (Court Trial)
  • 2014 Andrus v. Stewart Title of Placer, (Escrow Practices/Breach of Fiduciary Duty) (Court Trial)
  • 2015 National Grange v. California State Grange, (Plaintiff MSJ – Judgment)
  • 2016 Viviente Software v. Softsol Technologies, (Breach of Contract) (Jury Trial)
  • 2016 Mundell Land and Livestock v. County of Sacramento, (Public Entity) (Court Trial)
  • 2017 California Investment Group v.  Loomis Land, Inc., (Breach of Contract) (Court Trial)
  • 2020 Fotopoulos v. Stewart Title of Sacramento, (Escrow Practices/Breach of Fiduciary Duty) (Court Trial)
  • 2020 Essential Mechanical Services v. Pacific Heating & Air, (Breach of Contract) (Court Trial)

Representative Appeals

  • 2015 California Investment Group v.  Loomis Land, Inc., (Third District Court of Appeal)
  • 2017 National Grange v. California State Grange, (Third District Court of Appeal)
  • 2019 National Grange v. California Guild, (Third District Court of Appeal)

Administrative Actions

  • Represented a number of Accountants and Contractors in disciplinary actions filed by the Attorney General’s office on behalf of respective licensing boards.