Why Choose Martin Estate and Injury Law?

We are Your Okanagan Lawyers

We provide legal services in family law, business law, wills and estates and serious personal injury law.

Our firm has two convenient offices in Vernon, and Lake Country so you can choose your preferred location. Both of offices have lots of free parking. All are disability accessible. Virtual appointments are also available.

Your time is valuable and legal matters can be urgent and sensitive. We can often offer an appointment within the same week of your call. You can also choose an initial consultation appointment to meet the lawyer and learn about your options and the potential costs.

We are here to explain your legal options and give you legal advice to help you reach your goals. Being cost-effective and practical is important too.

Whether we are drafting legal documents, negotiating for you, or confidently representing you in court, our goal in providing high-quality legal services is to help you reach a positive outcome.

See Our Excellent Google Reviews

Diane Leroux
It was very good experience with Melody everything was a success and highly recommended!
Kelsey Millard
We have worked with Martin Estates providing them interpreters and they have always been easy to communicate with, very prompt and responsive, and amazing to work with. We would definitely recommend them!
I was referred to Martin estate and injury law by another firm and had an intake and consultation session with Mike Corcoran who was very knowledgeable and helpful with my situation, was very easy and personable to speak with.Mike and his team Angie, Julie and Kathleen did an awesome job in helping with my case and I wouldn't have made it through my situation with out their help.I would highly recommend Mike and his team for anyone seeking legal help and advice, again thank you for your help and services Sincerely John Bowe
K. D. Smith
Dealing with Mike Corcoran was essential and last minute. He went through everything with me for my best interests, took the right amount of time and made sure that everything was 100% correct. I will work with Mike again and or this law firm for my needs going forward if warranted. Thanks Mike.
Lori Kohut
Ben is very knowledgeable and such a kind person. He really helped me navigate through the difficult time in my life by providing his legal guidance and expertise. Ben is also very patient and was able to answer my questions and provide feedback in a very timely manner. I appreciate all his support and expertise. A big thank you to Ben and the team at Martin Estate and Injury Law. L.k
Sue Connolly
Elise Everest of Martin Estate and Injury Law provided me with excellent service when I was updating my WIll and estate planning. Elise is down to earth in her approach, and she offered sound advice after carefully listening to my questions and concerns. Planning a future by creating a Will that can be a legacy for your family, friends and community takes a considerable amount of thought. Elise was patient and understanding and made me feel comfortable that I’ve got a complete Will. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering their Will or estate planning, to contact Elise.
Janice Kim
I've worked alongside Ben Noorduyn. I can say... that not only is Ben ethical and -very- knowledgeable about the law, he also has a positively contagious energy. A crucial aspect that people should discover before hiring a lawyer is that lawyer's reputation and ability to work with other lawyers; it will most certainly affect the outcome of the case. Ben has a reputation for being a compassionate lawyer, who will go the extra mile for his clients. Amongst lawyers, his reasonable positions and honest assessments when approaching cases helps his clients obtain favourable results. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Ben's family law services.
Susan Steele
Very helpful shared lots of good information

Our Lawyers’ Testimonials

“I have had the opportunity to work both personally and professionally with Mr. Noorduyn. As a former mortgage broker, I always referred clients to him for assistance closing mortgages if they did not have their own lawyer. There was never a complaint or an error on any file. Ben would often got the extra mile with elderly or fragile clients, ensuring everything was done properly and fully explained. On a personal note, after having some difficulties with a former employer, I turned to Ben for advice on how to deal with a very hostile work environment. Ben immediately counselled me on a few points, set my mind at ease that it was not I, but the employer who was inappropriate. Together we put a plan in motion to deal with the employer. He is a very conscientious, knowledgeable, and trustworthy lawyer. If he takes your case, I am confident it will be handled exceptionally.”

Miles M

The Story Of Martin Estate and Injury Law

Our Founder

Melody Martin
LL.M, LL.B, M.S.W, B.A

Did you know Melody graduated from Harvard Law School with a Master’s degree in law? She was selected from the top law students nationally for a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. The winner of many academic awards, she earned four university degrees by age 24. She was the first graduate of the University of Toronto’s combined Law and Master’s of Social Work degree program.

In her youth Melody loved public speaking, theatre and writing which drew her to law. She has always been passionate about justice. She began her career as a criminal defense lawyer and then became a prosecutor as agent for the Department of Justice. Later her interest in medicine led her to become a personal injury lawyer for more than 25 years both in the lower mainland and in the Okanagan. Her current legal interests include estate law.

Melody is known as a fearless courtroom lawyer. She is also a skilled negotiator, having achieved many successes for her clients outside of court and in mediation. Her clients describe her as caring, warm, confident, knowledgeable and reassuring.

Back in 2014, Melody founded this law firm alone without any staff in a three-room office in Vernon. Since then it has grown rapidly to become one of the largest law firms in the North Okanagan with brick and mortar offices in Vernon, Lake Country, and remote lawyers and staff in the lower mainland. Female-founded large law firms are rare and sometimes people ask for “Mr. Martin”  because they can’t believe this large business is run by a woman.

Melody is a sought-after lawyer and she continues to be the principal of Martin Estate and Injury Law. In 2022 she celebrated 25 years as a lawyer. She is a strong supporter of small and local businesses and offers her mentorship for young people who are considering going into law. She is also devoted to animals, particularly dogs, who can often be found walking the halls of Martin Estate and Injury Law.

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