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About Me

Ermila began her legal career as a Deputy City Attorney with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office where she gained valuable trial experience.  She received extensive courtroom experience including jury trials, bench trials, motions and evidentiary hearings.  Ermila worked for five years with a San Diego Family Law firm in all areas of Family Law including high asset divorce cases, high conflict custody/visitation cases and military divorces. Ermila is an instructor at the University of San Diego Paralegal Program where she teaches Civil Litigation.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  2. Custody & Visitation: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Eric Dylan Townsend

    Ermila is absolutely dedicated to her clients. She is a vigorous advocate and an excellent attorney. You could not ask for more, and are in good hands with Ermila.


    Eric Townsend Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • S. Janaan Hashim

    Atty. Martinez is a highly respected attorney with a sharp legal mind; I endorse this lawyer.


    S. Hashim Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Ermila A. Martinez

1901 First Avenue, Suite 188
San Diego, CA, 92101-0307



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women Who Move The CitySan Diego Magazine2013
Latinos Making A Difference FinalistSan Diego Magazine2013
Award Rated AttorneyAVVO2012
Top Young AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2011
Academic AchievementCalifornia Western School of Law2001
Gafford Moot Trial FinalistCalifornia Western School of Law2001
ScholarshipEarl B. Gilliam Association2000
ScholarshipSan Diego La Raza Lawyers Association1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Ermila A. Martinez2008 - Present
AttorneyBierer & Associates2003 - 2008
Deputy City AttorneyOffice of the San Diego City Attorney2002 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Justicia Criminal Defense AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Latina Business WomenMember2010 - Present
MANA Professional OrganizationMember2010 - Present
San Diego Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Prenuptial AgreementAll parties in agreement to the terms
Child SupportCourt ordered $1323 per month for three children
Spousal SupportCourt ordered more than $20K per month in support
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego Daily TranscriptTop Young Attorney 20112012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of Law, San DiegoLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Colorado - BoulderSociology/Ethnic StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal LawDUI and Restricted License2011
University of San Diego Paralegal ProgramCivil Litigation2010