I share my practice between my two passions: family law--as well as high-conflict, emotionally charged matters such as civil harassment and neighbor disputes--and civil trial practice.
I went to law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where I graduated "with great distinction." I am also faculty at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, which is considered one of the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy colleges in America.
Since I joined the legal field over a decade ago, I have successfully helped numerous clients, both women and men, often at the hardest time in their lives. From low-income Spanish speaking individuals in Sacramento, to successful business owners in Auburn, Placerville and El Dorado Hills, I have effectively represented my clients' interests both in and out of court.
Born and raised in Uruguay, South America, I am fluent in both Spanish and English, having received a degree in English from the Cambridge University. My undergraduate and graduate studies were in chemistry and pharmacy at the Universidad de la Republica, in Montevideo, Uruguay. After traveling the world, I chose Northern California, more specifically El Dorado County, as my home.
I am thorough and pay great attention to detail. I will listen to you, take the time to identify your concerns and lay out a clear strategy to accomplish your goals. Responsiveness to my clients is one of my highest priorities. I hear I am thoughtful and compassionate, yet tough and assertive. I will use my training in mediation and collaborative practice when possible, but will aggressively protect your interests in the courtroom when necessary.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, mountain biking and playing golf with my husband, Dave.
Unlike my partner Beau Weiner, I prefer Windows over Mac, and I own an Android smartphone.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|Partner||WEINER MARTINEZ, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Thomas R. Van Noord||2010 - 2013|
|Paralegal||Law Offices of Thomas R. Van Noord||2005 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Strategic Planning Committee||2016 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Diversity Committee||2014 - Present|
|El Dorado County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Family Law Section||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Litigation Section||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Co-chair Member Benefit Development Committee||2015 - 2017|
|American Bar Association||Diversity Fellow||2014 - 2016|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A||2013|
|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||N/A||Juris Doctor||2010|
|Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay||N/A||Chemistry / Pharmacy||1999|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section 2016 Spring Conference||Cultural and Diversity Issues in Family Law||2016|