Martina graduated in 2001 from the University of British Columbia Law School. After completing her articles and being called to the bar in 2002, she relocated to California where she married and had two children. She stayed home with them until 2008, when she decided to return to British Columbia and begin her law career.
Martina worked with Thorsteinsson & Co. from 2008 until 2019 when she joined Clark Woods LLP. Helping clients navigate their marital issues has been, and continues to be very, rewarding to her. Every client that comes across her threshold can expect direct and clear communication from her. She is flexible with her time and strives to be available when needed. She has helped many clients resolve high conflict parenting issues, inclusive of assisting clients in addressing parental alienation. Where litigation is needed, her strength is her solid preparation of her client’s case. Whether litigation has started or not, Martina always attempts to negotiate a solution that meets the needs of everyone involved. She stresses to her clients, who are often – and understandably so – emotional, the benefits of resolving their situations without relying on a judge to make a decision for them. She believes it is important for people to be aware of the costs of litigation, including the “hidden” costs of litigation, which are largely emotional, for both parents and often the children.
- Mansoor v. Mansoor, 2012 BCSC 602
- Fauteux v. Eng, 2012 BCSC 394
- Frescura v. Castellani, 2015 BCSC 1089
- H. v. H., 2015 BCPC 10
- R.P.F. v. L.Y.W., 2015 BCSC 508
- C.J.J. v. A.J., 2016 BCSC 676
- C.C.F. v. C.L.P., 2017 BCPC 434
- Small v Small, 2020 BCSC 707
- J.M.C. v. Y.S., 2015 BCSC 1770
- L.D.K. v. M.A.K., 2015 BCSC 226
- M.S.R. v. D.M.R., 2022 BCSC 1398