Lisa E. Martin

Senior Attorney

  • https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Vancouver.aspx_Vancouver
  • WA

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I owe it to my clients to educate
them and help them make the best choices, so that everyone is happy with the outcome.
Lisa E. Martin

Lisa E. Martin feels rewarded when she has helped her clients recover their peace of mind.

“I am moved when clients who felt hopeless come out of the divorce process feeling like life isn’t so bad. It’s an overall feeling of ‘I’m going to be okay, and I’m going to land on my feet.’”

While Lisa represents clients of all ages, she particularly enjoys working with seniors. Gray Divorce (divorce between long-term spouses over age 50) can be a jarring, even traumatic, life experience. Lisa appreciates the unique circumstances and emotions that attend divorce in this stage of life. She relates with genuine understanding to her more mature clients.

“When people divorce later in life, their whole world comes crashing down. I’m there to guide them through the process with compassion.”

Lisa has twenty years of family law experience, and has litigated countless divorce cases in both Washington and Oregon. Her clients regard her as approachable and easy to talk to.

“I owe it to my clients to educate them and help them make the best choices, so that everyone is happy with the outcome.”

Lisa’s family has lived in the Pacific Northwest for generations. She is proud of her Northwest heritage, and especially proud of her great grandfather, Clarence D. Martin, the 11th Governor of Washington state. Lisa is a devoted mom to her teenage daughter, who is a straight-A student and avid soccer player.

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, 2004 - 2013
  • Cowlitz-Wahkiakum County Bar Association, 1999 - 2002

Appointments

  • Vice President/President Elect, Cowlitz-Wahkiakum County Bar Association, 2001-2002
  • Board Member, Cowlitz-Wahkiakum County Legal Aid Program, 2000-2002

Education

  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Arizona

Lisa E. regularly represents clients in:

  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington
  • Pacific County
  • Washington
While Lisa practices primarily in these counties, she represents clients throughout Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with.
  • Author, Providing Equal Justice for the Domestic Violence Victim: Due Process and the Victim's Right to Counsel, 34 Gonz. L. Rev. 329, 1999

Practice Areas

  • /Family-Law/Child-Custody.aspx_Child Custody
  • /Family-Law/Child-Support.aspx_Child Support
  • /Family-Law/Divorce/Collaborative-Divorce.aspx_Collaborative Divorce
  • /Family-Law/Divorce.aspx_Divorce
  • /Family-Law/Domestic-Violence.aspx_Domestic Violence
  • /Family-Law/Divorce/Military-Divorce.aspx_Military Family Law
  • /Family-Law/Relocation.aspx_Relocation
  • /Family-Law/Unmarried-Couples.aspx_Unmarried Couples