©2018 by Lisa Martinez Attorney at Law, PLLC

Photo credit: "King County Courthouse" by Evan Didier is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 2.0 Generic License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at realworldmachine.com.


Lisa is a licensed criminal defense attorney in the Seattle, Washington area. However, she handles cases throughout Washington, from Bellingham to Kennewick. She was born and raised deep in the heart of Dallas, Texas. She spent some time in Denver, Colorado working in law enforcement before realizing her destiny of becoming an attorney. Lisa passed the Washington bar exam on the first attempt, achieving an exam score high enough to practice law in any of the participating UBE states.

Soon after passing the bar she assisted a prominent Seattle Civil Rights Attorney with police accountability cases, while seeking full-time employment within the criminal justice realm. Her goal was to learn the landscape of criminal laws and get acclimated to the nature of criminal law in the great northwest. She was hired on as a King County prosecutor within months of passing the bar exam. Aside from her previous law enforcement experience, this is where Lisa gained the insight, knowledge, and skills to work with clients involved in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Lisa is familiar with and accustomed to facing challenges and adversity head on. She is a Latina lesbian from a conservative region. Lisa identifies as a gender non-conforming individual. She was a non-traditional student and first generation college student. She is passionate about justice and equality. She is a persistent advocate for the accused and marginalized populations. Lisa is responsive and attentive. She honors her ethical obligations and takes pride in her work.


  • Lisa is a member of the following associations:

    • National Lawyers Guild, accepting select pro bono cases from the organization

    • Washington Defender Association

    • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    • King County Bar Association

    • Washington Bar Association

    • QLaw, an LGBTQ bar association

    • American Bar Association

  • In addition, Lisa also volunteers as a member on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at her child's school, as well as with school events and classroom needs. 

  • She is also a board director for her neighborhood’s association.


Zen is a Shepard mix. She enjoys chasing rabbits in her free time and lounging in the sun on a clear day. She is mostly no help to the firm staff, other than being uber cute and a good source of moral support. She is always ready for a petting session and makes the best snuggle companion on breaks.