Melody Martin

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.

Dan Soiseth

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.

Benjamin Noorduyn

J.D., B.Sc.

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.

Mike Corcoran

J.D., B.A.

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.

Sebastian Lipnicki

LL.B., B.A.

Sebastian joins Martin Estate and Injury from Vancouver where he ran his own law firm for five years. Sebastian graduated from the University of British Columbia before studying law at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Sebastian is a solicitor and business lawyer whose primary area of practice is wills & estates. His goal is to help people of all ages and family types to secure their future.

Tobin Lippold

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.

Connor Elliott

J.D., B.A.

Connor is a litigation lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, estate litigation and commercial litigation. He also has experience resolving property disputes. Connor believes all legal disputes are unique and his goal is to find solutions for his clients in a cost-effective manner. Connor completed his undergraduate degree at UBC Okanagan, and went to law school at Thompson Rivers University. He articled at a large insurance law firm in downtown Toronto before returning to the Okanagan. Outside of work Connor enjoys skiing and golfing, and on very rare occasions both in the same day.

Zack Seaward

J.D., B.A.

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.

Andrew C.K. Oh

LL.B., B.A.

Andrew is an accomplished advocate and skilled negotiator with notable experience in insurance and employment litigation. For over 15 years, he managed a thriving boutique litigation firm in downtown Vancouver that focused on personal injury, disability insurance, wrongful dismissal, and human rights law. He has been counsel for claims involving ICBC and other insurers. He has also handled complex cases ranging from multi-party insurance coverage disputes to catastrophic disability and personal injury claims.

Corinne Taliunas

J.D., B.A.

Corinne joins Martin Estate and Injury Law from the Vancouver area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Kwantlen, and a law degree from Queen’s. She is an experienced litigation (court) lawyer and her practice focuses on insurance defense. She enjoys advocating for her clients and helping them succeed.

Natasha K. Petersen

J.D., H.B.A.

Natasha K. Petersen, a Vancouver-based litigator, is a graduate of Western University’s double degree combined program, where she earned a Juris Doctor (JD) and an Honours in Business Administration (HBA). Natasha commenced her legal career as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in downtown Vancouver. She has appeared before all levels of court in BC. At Martin Estate and Injury Law, Natasha works in personal injury and insurance defence. Natasha navigates clients through dispute resolution with strategic counsel and risk management.