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John Christopher Martin

About me

I am a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. My office is in Menlo Park, and I live in Redwood City. Call today: 650-852-1909. 

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Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Wills: 24%
  2. Trusts: 24%
  3. Probate: 24%
    8 years
  4. Estate Planning: 24%
    8 years
  5. Business: 4%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. He is young, smart, and able based on my personal experience in working with him on many files. -Jim Palmer

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    James Palmer Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Shahram Michael Miri

    I consulted with John on some trust matters in the past and was very impressed with the knowledge and insight he provided me.

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    Shahram Miri Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices of John C. Martin

1145 Merrill St
Menlo Park, CA, 94025-4303

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200811/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning & Probate LawCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California2014
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California2010
Certificate of Special Congressional RecognitionUnited States Congress2010
Peter A. Donovan AwardBoston College Law School2008
Best AdvocateEuropean Law Moot Court Competition2008
Regional FinalistEuropean Law Moot Court Competition2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of John C. Martin2008 - Present
Of CounselLaw Office of James D. Palmer, Jr.2012 - 2014
Summer AssociateSalans2007 - 2007
ClerkCommunity Legal Services Of East Palo Alto2006 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
KiwanisPast President2014 - 2015
Kiwanis Club of Menlo ParkPresident2013 - 2014
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2013 - Present
RagazziBoard Member2012 - 2014
Advisors ForumMember2010 - 2014
Menlo Park Chamber of CommerceFormer Board of Directors2009 - 2011
WealthCounselMember2009 - Present
Kiwanis Club Foundation of Menlo ParkBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Boston College International Law ReviewExecutive Board of Editors2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
850 Petition, Santa Clara County Superior CourtThe Court granted the petition
Petition to Modify Trust, Santa Clara County Superior CourtThe Court granted the petition
Petition to Modify Trust, San Mateo County Superior CourtThe Court granted the petition
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Internal Revenue Service Department of the TreasuryPLR 2015510082015
Boston College International and Comparative Law ReviewBringing Dead Capital to Life2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - Los Angelespolitical science and frenchBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Sciences Po ParisN/ADiplome du Programme International2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 NIPA Annual Forum & ExpoEstate Planning for Retirement Benefits2013
Community Education of San Mateo CountyEstate Planning Instructional Course2010
Community Education of San Mateo CountyEstate Planning Instructional Course2009
Community Education of San Mateo CountyEstate Planning Instructional Course2009