Though I was born in Spokane, Washington and presently reside in
Clark County, Washington, I have spent a good portion of my life
residing in the Portland-metropolitan area. As a result, one of my
objectives as a lawyer has always been to represent people in both
Oregon & Washington.
I enrolled at Gonzaga
University School of Law in 1996. That summer following my first year
at Gonzaga, I was elected as an associate editor for the Gonzaga Law
Review. and was also hired as a legal intern for Columbia Legal
Services. This is where my exposure and love for family law began. As a
Rule 9 intern for Columbia Legal Services, I counseled and represented
clients in the areas of divorce, custody, vidsitation, child / spousal
support, and domestic violence. My article entitled, "Providing Equal
Justice for the Domestic Violence Victim: Due Process and the Victim's
Right to Counsel" would later be published in the Gonzaga Law Review.
In 1999, I graduated from law school in the top 1/3 of my class and passed the Washington State
Bar Exam. I subsequently passed the Oregon State Bar exam in 2004.
Following law school, I was an
associate attorney for three years in a prominent, AV-rated law firm in
Longview, Washington. There too my practice focused on family law.
While practicing law in Longview, I was active in the legal community
serving as a board member for the Cowlitz County CASA,
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum County Legal Aid Program, and served as the vice
president/president-elect for the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum County Bar
I am an active family law practitioner in Clark
County, Washington as well as Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and
Columbia County, Oregon. I have represented clients and appeared in
court on behalf of clients in other counties in both states. Prior to
establishing my own firm, I practiced law in Portland for four years
and represented both Oregon and Washington clients in high-asset
divorce cases and other family law matters while employed by a Portland
family law firm. In 2008, I co-founded Martin & Veley, P.C., with offices in downtown Portland, Oregon and Camas, Washington. In addition to providing a full-service family law practice, our firm also practices in the areas of real estate and construction law, collections, contracts, and general and business civil litigation.
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I have known Lisa Martin since 2002. She is sincere, conscientious, diligent, and very ethical. Lisa has an engaging personality that creates an atmosphere of comraderie, which is extremely helpful in resolving disputes peacefully. When she needs to be, she is tenacious and persistent. She works hard for her clients. It is a pleasure to have Lisa on the other side of a case because when that happens, I know there is a good chance we will be successful in settling.
Meredith Graff Family Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer's work. Lisa is an excellent family law attorney who brings compassionate, yet aggressive-when-necessary, approach to the practice of family law. She fights for the rights of spouses and parents during the difficult time of separation, divorce, child custody disputes, and domestic violence. She cares deeply about her client's needs and wants, and will go the extra mile to achieve a fair resolution of the client's case.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Editor of the Year||Gonzaga Law Review||1999|
|Attorney, Shareholder||The Martin Law Firm, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||M Morasch & Associates P.C.||2004 - 2008|
|N/A||Yates Matthews & Morasch||2002 - 2004|
|Attorney||Walstead Mertsching Attorneys at Law||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Multnomah Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association||Vice President||2001 - 2002|
|Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association||President||2001 - 2002|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Gonzaga Law Review||Providing Equal Justice for the Domestic Violence Victim: Due Process and the Victim's Right to Counsel||1999|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Arizona||Journalism||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|