LL.M, LL.B, M.S.W, B.A.
FOUNDER AND OWNER. Melody Martin graduated from Harvard Law School. With over 25 years of experience as a lawyer, she is the founder of Martin Estate and Injury Law. 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. She is experienced in negotiating settlements and representing clients in court.
LL.B., B.A. (Hons.)
Dan is an experienced senior lawyer who has practiced law in two provinces. He is originally from Saskatchewan where he earned both his undergraduate and law degrees and started his
legal practice. He then moved to Vancouver where for 18 years he practiced primarily human rights and other kinds of administrative law, before joining Martin Estate and Injury law.
M.A., LL.B., B.Sc., RCC
Angela has more than 28 years of experience as a lawyer in England and Canada. She is also an experienced mediator and Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). She has handled some of the most difficult types of legal dispute, including the defense and prosecution of claims of medical malpractice, personal injury, professional indemnity and estate litigation. She brings wisdom to the practice of family law.
*presently on maternity leave*
Amanda has practiced law in the Okanagan for over a decade. She focuses her practice on wills and estates. She assists clients with simple and complex wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and trusts. She also works with executors, administrators, and beneficiaries in the administration of Estates. As a solicitor, Amanda also practices law in the fields of corporate law, strata governance, and more.
Ben studied Life Science at McMaster University where he graduated summa cum laude. He then attended Queen’s Law School. Ben practiced civil litigation for several years in Ontario, handling a wide range of cases from insurance to estate and contract disputes. Ben has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and he enjoys helping solve difficult problems for his clients. Ben has also served as a commissioned officer with the CAF Reserves.
Kimberley is an experienced lawyer who has practiced law in both Ontario and British Columbia. She worked at a downtown Vancouver law firm before joining Martin Estate and Injury Law. Kimberley has a background in negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and trials. She looks forward to bringing this experience to her family law practice. She is fluent in both English and French.
Mike is originally from Kelowna. He was awarded a degree in psychology by UBC Okanagan before going to law school at the University of Victoria. Mike gained valuable training while
articling at a boutique family law firm on Vancouver Island, and has now returned home to the Okanagan to practice law.
Elise is a solicitor in wills and estates law. She prepares simple and complex wills, trusts, powers of attorney and representation agreements, and has a special interest in tax planning. She is also one of the few lawyers trained in preparing Indigenous wills involving reserve land. Elise handles probate for executors and advises on intestacy. She has a broad background in real estate and corporate law that supports effective business succession planning.
B.C.L./LL. B., B.F.A.
Tobin joins Martin Estate and Injury Law from eastern Canada, where he graduated from Concordia University in Montreal prior to studying law at McGill University. He completed his articles in Timmins, Ontario, where he gained considerable court experience practicing in the areas of family and criminal law. He has a passion for litigation and for developing creative solutions to the legal issues faced by his clients. He speaks both French and German.
J.D., B.Ed., B.A.
*presently on maternity leave*
Jennifer is from St. John’s, NL. She worked as an elementary school teacher before attending law school at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. She then articled and practiced law as a Crown Attorney, where she conducted both criminal and regulatory prosecutions. Jennifer moved to British Columbia with her husband, who is from the Fraser Valley. She brings a passion for service and advocacy to Martin Estate and Injury Law.
Connor is originally from Toronto but fell in love with the Okanagan while completing his undergraduate degree at UBC Okanagan. He went to Law School in Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University. After articling at a large insurance law firm in downtown Toronto, Connor and his wife returned to the Okanagan. Connor’s goal is to help his clients resolve disputes to their satisfaction as cost-effectively as possible.
Zack is from Newfoundland and he is proud to be of Indigenous ancestry. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Memorial University and then graduated from law school at Dalhousie in Nova Scotia. Articling in Halifax in the field of family law showed Zack the importance of negotiating resolutions out of court for families. He and his partner moved to the Okanagan with the goal of changing intimidating legal processes into manageable solutions for his clients.