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Roy N Martin

Roy N Martin

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Family

About Me

I'm father to two children who I raised by myself following a terrible custody battle -- the kind I wouldn't wish on anyone. Those children, now ages 27 and 22, are doing very well in the world. My daughter is an attorney with a prominent New York law firm and my son is a computer software engineer in Seattle. My current wife and I have a child on the way -- her first. I feel a bit old to be starting over but am happy. Chosing to do it all again -- beginning with diapers and midnight feedings followed by everything that comes over the next couple of decades (and beyond) -- was huge but I couldn't say "no" to such a wonderful person as my wife or imagine her not getting the chance to be a mom. Now that our son's birth draws near, I'm very excited. Raising a little one with a partner like her in a cocoon of love will, God willing, be a great experience for all of us.


My wife is an extremely skilled psychologist. I'm awed by the ways she helps people. In many ways, I find similarities between our work. My goal in every case is to help people turn their hearts back toward each other. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll get back together. In fact it almost never does. By the time they arrive at my door, it's almost always too late for that. Rather, it means that maybe they'll divorce (or resolve post divorce or other family law issues) without hurting each other and, most importantly, without hurting their children. I find that divorce with love is possible. There's both an art and a science to it. It takes many years to become skilled as a collaborative attorney or as a mediator. I'm glad I hung in through the challenges because I love this sort of healing work most of all. In addition to working with clients, I enjoy helping other attorneys and mediators develop these skills. We have a great community of collaborative colleagues in Whatcom County:  Attorneys, mental health and financial professionals who sincerely want to help people. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this community.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
    19 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    14 years
  3. Family: 10%
    19 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • William W Housley

    I endorse Roy. He is a skilled attorney and well respected in the legal community.


    William Housley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Roy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Roy Martin, PC

119 N. Commercial St.
Suite 910
Bellingham, WA, 98225


AZResigned 199603/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Clinical PracticeSouthern Arizona People's Law Center1996
Dean's ListUniversity of Arizona College of Law1996
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of Arizona College of Law1994
Dean's ListUniversity of Arizona College of Law1994
Dean's ListUniversity of Arizona College of Law1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerRoy Martin, PC2011 - Present
Managing PartnerRoy N. Martin, P.C.1997 - 2011
AttorneyAnn Nicholson Haralambie Attorneys, PC1996 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Whatcom Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
City High SchoolBoard Member2010 - 2011
Collaborative Law Group of Southern ArizonaMember2001 - 2011
Pima County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Martin v. AvvoN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Whatcom County Bar JournalAn Introduction2012
Arizona Law ReviewCitation in Law Review Article by Professor Ted Schneyer, University of Arizona College of Law2008
Desert LeafCollaborative Divorce: An Option2005
Arizona Daily StarDivorce: Crafting a Good Ending2005
Arizona Daily StarCivic Profile2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJuris Doctor1996
Johns Hopkins UniversityNatural SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly Meeting of Whatcom Collaborative ProfessionalsTeaching to Colleagues on Presentation of Divorce Options to Potential Clients2014
Chapter Two: Real Divorce StoriesPersonal Divorce Journies Leading to My Work as Collaborative Attorney2013
NoneCollaborative Divorce2006
NoneParadigms of Divorce2005