Melody finished her articles and worked as criminal defense lawyer in downtown Vancouver, before moving to the Fraser Valley where she also prosecuted federal offenses as an Agent for the Department of Justice. She then worked in the field of civil litigation, primarily personal injury (motor vehicle accidents). She practiced law in the Lower Mainland for 18 years at law firms from Vancouver to Chilliwack before moving to the Okanagan.
Melody has extensive experience in Court, mediation and settlement negotiations and office law practice. Her sense of humour defuses difficult situations. She is known for being warm, approachable and caring, very easy to talk with. She plans strategically and protects her clients’ interests with confidence. Her law firm’s values are recovery and justice.
Martin Estate and Injury Law is one of the largest law firms in the North Okanagan.
Melody is a Past President of the Vernon Women in Business group and she is a strong supporter of small and local businesses. She is known as a mentor for young people who are considering going into law. Outside of work, she is a hockey fan (even though the Canucks have been hard to watch sometimes) and enjoys swimming, driving trips within the beautiful Okanagan, exploring local restaurants, watching HGTV,following the news, and spending time with her dogs.