Marta's main areas of practice are labor and employment law, business law, social security disability law, civil rights law, and pension rights. She is a zealous and compassionate advocate for her clients, unafraid to go the extra mile for a successful resolution of their complaints. Marta approaches each case with a keen sense of justice and with her immense knowledge of California's exacting labor and employment statutes.
A native of Budapest, Hungary, Marta calls California home for the past nineteen years. Prior to joining Martin & Vanegas APC (formerly The Law Offices of John F. Martin, PC), Marta served as Deputy Legislative Counsel in Sacramento, California, drafting legislative proposals and providing counsel to legislators on labor, employment, and business law issues. She also has over eight years of experience as Intellectual Property Paralegal at two large San Francisco law firms, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP, and Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP.
Marta holds a Juris Doctor degree from Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary (J.D. summa cum laude 1998) and from the UC Davis School of Law (J.D., 2011). She also has an LL.M. degree in International Business Law from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (LL.M. with distinction 1999) where she studied Comparative European Labor Law. While at UC Davis, Marta served as Senior Symposium Editor of the UC Davis Law Review, and as Senior Articles Editor of the UC Davis Business Law Journal.
Marta is fluent in Hungarian and proficient in Spanish. She is admitted to practice in all courts of the state of California, in the U.S. Northern and Eastern District Courts of California, and in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
When not in the office, Marta serves as President of the Board of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) Employment Law Section. Marta also volunteers on the Parent-Faculty Club of Clayton Valley Charter High School as Parliamentarian and Auditor and serves as a Judge at the UC Davis School of Law Annual Intraschool Negotiations Competition. An avid reader, Marta keeps herself fit by dancing and gardening.
Publications: Urbanormativity, Spatial Privilege, and Judicial Blind Spots in Abortion Law, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, Vol. 30 (with Lisa R. Pruitt, Winter 2015); Women in the Workforce, Contra Costa Lawyer (August 2013); CEDAW and Rural Development: Empowering Women with Law from the Top Down, Activism from the Bottom Up, University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 41 (with Lisa R. Pruitt, Winter 2012); You Infringed My Patent, Now Wait Until I Sue You: The Federal Circuit’s Decision in Avocent Huntsville Corp. v. Aten International Co., Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 92, No. 3 (2010).
(Express Disclaimer in accordance with California Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1-400: Any testimonial or endorsement on this profile does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.)
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Patrick J. Hopkins Memorial Award||UC Davis Law Review||2011|
|Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship||Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women's Section||2009|
|LL.M. With Distinction||Central European University||1999|
|Summa Cum Laude||Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem||1998|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of John F. Martin||2014 - Present|
|Deputy Legislative Counsel||Office Of Legislative Counsel, California||2011 - 2014|
|Legal Intern||Office of Legislative Counsel||2010 - 2010|
|Summer Associate||Michael Rooney Law Office, P.C.||2009 - 2009|
|Patent Assistant||Cooley Godward & Kronish, LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Patent Paralegal||Townsend & Townsend & Crew, LLP||2000 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Barristers/Young Lawyers Section||Ex Officio||2015 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women's Section||President||2014 - Present|
|California Women Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women's Section||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Barristers/Young Lawyers Section||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court||Associate Member||2011 - 2015|
|Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice||Urbanormativity, Spatial Privilege, and Judicial Blind Spots in Abortion Law||2015|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Women in the Workforce||2013|
|University of Baltimore Law Review||CEDAW and Rural Development: Empowering Women with Law from the Top Down, Activism from the Bottom Up||2012|
|Journal of the Patent Office Society||You Infringed My Patent, Now Wait Until I Sue You: The Federal Circuit’s Decision in Avocent Huntsville Corp. v. Aten International Co.||2010|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||J.D.||2011|
|Central European University||LL.M.||1999|
|Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem||J.D.||1998|
|Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference||CEDAW and Rural Development||2011|
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