About Martina Avalos
Martina Avalos is an experienced, passionate trial attorney with an unwavering commitment to criminal defense. She is a Bay Area native who firmly believes that the foundation of her success in the legal field can be attributed to the steadfast trust between her and her clients. Martina has ample experience in the courtroom, and she has represented clients accused of a wide array of crimes, including murder, attempted murder, sex offenses, kidnapping, torture, conspiracy, fraud, drug sales, robbery, domestic violence and driving under the influence. She uses this experience to help clients achieve favorable outcomes in some of the most difficult situations.
Martina earned her law degree from U.C. Davis, School of Law. She did her undergraduate work at U.C. Berkeley, where she majored in Anthropology and doubled minored in Art History & Theater and Performance Studies. Martina is a skilled trial attorney and negotiator who has practiced all over the state of California, gaining invaluable experience at multiple public defender offices including San Francisco, Monterey, Solano, and San Bernardino. During her time as a public defender at the San Bernardino Public Defender’s Office, Martina led a team of 8 felony attorneys whose dismissal rate rose over 73% under her guidance. As a fierce and relentless advocate, she is committed to providing her clients with exceptional legal representation.
Martina is an avid dancer who is a former cheerleader for the then Oakland Raiders. She has trained at the Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York and has competed internationally in Salsa and Bachata.