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Fax: (541) 345-2034

Martha specializes in domestic relations law. Every case is different and that is part of what makes this area of law so interesting. Martha recognizes that clients who need help in this area may be coming to a lawyer at the worst point in their lives. She strives to give each client the attention and guidance needed to get through a difficult time as smoothly as possible.

Martha handles divorces, custody cases, paternity cases, visitation cases, spousal and child support cases and modification cases.   She also helps clients with stalking orders and with abuse prevention orders, both in obtaining such orders and in defending against them. She drafts Prenuptials and Living Together Agreements. Before specializing in domestic relations, she had the benefit of working in almost all aspects of “civil” law, including probate, wills, guardianships, and drafting security agreements for real and personal property. She previously specialized in creditors’ rights, representing creditors in state court as well as in bankruptcy court. This broad background has helped her in her domestic relations practice, particularly in establishing or protecting clients’ property or support rights.

Martha was born and raised in Eugene. She lived in California for several years before attending law school. She had a wonderful time working for Crocker Bank and living in San Francisco, a city she still loves to visit. After law school, she married another Eugene native and has two grown children. She likes to read while appearing to work out on the Stairmaster. She loves going to the beach. She enjoys watching non-educational TV. Attending Oregon Football games is a highlight for her and her family and following the Zags (her husband’s alma mater) is another highlight.

Education

Pomona College, 1969—1971

University of Oregon, B.A. English, 1974

University of Oregon, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1977

Professional Honors and Activities

Phi Beta Kappa

Order of the Coif

American Jurisprudence Award---Commercial Law

American Jurisprudence Award---Administrative Law

American Jurisprudence Award---Conflicts of Law

Lane County Bar Association
Board of Directors, past member

Oregon State Bar
Council on Court Procedures, past member

Oregon State Bar,
State Professional Responsibility Board, past member

Roland K. Rodman
Inn of Court, member

Junior League of Eugene
past member

St. Paul Church
Administrative Council, past member

St. Paul School Foundation
past member

Catholic Community Services of Lane County
Board of Directors, past member

Areas of Practice