Get to Know Lisa

Lisa Martinez Attorney at Law, PLLC offers a variety of legal services including criminal defense, business strategy and formation, and representation for athletes, artists, and performers in the entertainment industry. 

Lisa started her legal career after working in law enforcement and realizing that her interactions with the public were fleeting. She was not the effective advocate she had hoped to be for her community. She still wanted to fulfill her vision of working in the field of law, policy, and procedure. So, she started her college journey and subsequently enrolled in law school. She was a non-traditional student and first generation college goer. Lisa passed the Washington bar exam on the first attempt, achieving an exam score high enough to practice law in any of the 33 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 the justice system in the great northwest. She was hired on as a King County prosecutor within months of passing the bar exam. There, Lisa was able to further hone her skills to assist clients involved in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

While criminal law is an important area for Lisa, she also has a passion and interest in leadership and business, as well as the entertainment industry. Often enough, these interests merge for clients. This is where Lisa can play a role she was intended for as she has extensive entrepreneurship experience. Prior to attending law school and starting Lisa Martinez Attorney at Law, PLLC, Lisa started a small business in the health

and fitness industry to assist her through college. While in law school Lisa aligned with Sofar Sounds, a global music and entertainment franchise, and started a chapter in Phoenix, AZ. She was the city leader and had the task of locating bands and performers, negotiating performance terms, and organizing venues for them to perform at. 

Lisa is a lifelong athlete and outdoor enthusiast. She spends much of her free time volunteering as a coach for several soccer leagues. She also serves as volunteer general counsel for a sports industry company. 

As a lesbian and member of the Latinx community, Lisa is familiar with challenges and accustomed to facing adversity head on. She implements transparency and great communication with her clients. She honors her ethical obligations and takes pride in her work.

Memberships

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

  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts

  • Washington Defender Association

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • King County Bar Association

  • Washington Bar Association

  • QLaw, an LGBTQ bar association

  • American Bar Association

Volunteer Work

  • Executive Board for Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association

  • Volunteer General Counsel for Girl Boss Sports

  • Soccer coach with Girl Boss Sports, Shorelake Soccer, and Capitol Hill Soccer 

  • Elementary School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member

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