Faculty: Christopher Martz

Christopher Martz


Adjunct Professor

San Francisco
faculty bio

Professor Martz is in private practice in San Francisco. He serves as court-appointed counsel in the juvenile dependency system where he represents minors and parents in dependency and related proceedings. His practice also includes representing residential tenants in landlord-tenant litigation. He contributes to the Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Landlord Tenant Litigation in California and California Forms of Pleading and Practice and is the author of a chapter discussing the effects of non-judicial foreclosure on tenant-occupied property in California published in California Real Estate Law and Practice. In addition to his legal work, Professor Martz leads conflict-resolution workshops and facilitates trainings on managing the emotional dynamics of mediation.

Prior to joining the legal profession, he spent several years providing services to high-risk, homeless and adjudicated youth in environments ranging from wilderness courses to a crisis center for homeless urban teens. Before becoming an attorney, Professor Martz was a special education classroom teacher in a treatment facility for emotionally disturbed adolescents.Professor Martz strives to emphasize practical skills and the connections between legal education and the practice of law. He instructs courses in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Civil Procedure.