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About me

I've been a divorce attorney since December 1996. After just a few years of practice, it was clear that my heart wasn't in litigation but rather in helping clients achieve win-win settlement. My goal in every case is to help people resolve conflict 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 years to become skilled as a collaborative attorney or as a mediator. I devoted myself to developing those skills because I love this work. It's particularly gratifying when a client has children because amicable settlement typically means a much better result for them. If you've made a contribution toward preventing a child from experiencing the heartbreak that happens when parents divorce poorly, you've done something truly worthwhile.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    20 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    15 years
  3. Family: 10%
    20 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Roy Martin, PC

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


AZResigned 199604/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Lawyer DesignationThe Expert Network2016
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
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 ProfessionalsTreasurer2015 - Present
Whatcom Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
City High SchoolBoard Member2010 - 2011
Collaborative Law Group of Southern ArizonaMember2001 - 2011
Stone Avenue TempleBoard Member2000 - 2002
Pima County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Whatcom County Bar JournalAnother Road Home2016
Whatcom County Bar JournalThe Range & Breadth of Mediation (Part 1)2016
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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Johns Hopkins UniversityNatural SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presenting Collaborative Divorce to ClientsCollaborative Divorce2015
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