Jodi S. Martin

Jodi is a founding Partner in Martin Law Office LLC and has 15 years of experience as an attorney.  Prior to 2012, Jodi practiced in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area.  Jodi’s career began with serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office for six years.  As an Assistant District Attorney, Jodi was assigned to a special victims unit where she focused on cases involving sex crimes, child victims, domestic violence, and homicides.  She left the District Attorney’s office to enter private practice, where she spent the next eight years litigating cases at an Oklahoma City mid-size law firm.  As a Partner at that firm, Jodi supervised a team of attorneys focused on litigating employment and civil rights lawsuits.  During her fifteen years of litigation practice, Jodi has had occasion to try over fifty cases to a jury and a multitude of trials to the Court, as well as multiple oral arguments before both the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

In 2012, Jodi relocated to Colorado to pursue a practice focused on her passion, using her legal experience to help her fellow LGBTQ community.  At Martin Law Office LLC, Jodi focuses her energy and legal experience on legal matters impacting the LGBTQ community, their allies, and individuals impacted by HIV.  Jodi also spends time working with local and national organizations in the pursuit of enhancing the lives of the LGBTQ community in Boulder, in Colorado and across the nation.

EDUCATION

Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Juris Doctorate, 1997
Honors:  CALI award for excellence in Commercial Paper, President of American  Trial Lawyers Association Student Division

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1994
Major: Criminal Justice

BAR ADMISSIONS

Oklahoma, 1997
Colorado, 2012
U.S. District Court, Colorado,, 2012
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 2003
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2003
U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2003
U. S. Supreme Court, 2009

PUBLISHED CASES

  • Littlejohn v. State, 85 P.3d 287, 2004 OK CR 62
  • Green v. Bd. of County Com’rs of Canadian County, 472 F. 3d 794 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Meyer v. Bd. of County Com’rs of Harper County, Oklahoma, 482 F.3d 1232 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Vasek v. Bd. of County Com’rs of Noble County, 186 P.3d 928, 2008 OK 35
  • Poindexter v. Bd. of County Com’rs of County of Sequoyah, 548 F.3d 916 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Underwood v. Bd. of County Com’rs of County of Jefferson, 611 F. Supp. 2d 1223 (W.D. Okla. 2009)

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

Out Boulder, Board Member, 2013 to present
Colorado Bar Association

  • Labor & Employment Law Section, Member
  • Family Law Section, Member
  • Solo Small Firm Practice Section, Member
  • Elder Law Section

Boulder County Bar Association
National LGBT Bar Association
Colorado GLBT Bar Association
Boulder Chamber
Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber
Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee
American Bar Association

  • Law Practice Management Section, Member
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Member
  • Litigation Section, Member

Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Litigation Section, Member
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • General Practice – Solo and Small Firm Section, Member
  • Law Office Management and Technology Section, Member

Federal Bar Association
National Association of Professional Women

INSTRUCTOR FOR:

During her career Jodi has had occasion to serve as an instructor for a variety of agencies, to include the following:

Oklahoma Bar Association
Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association
Oklahoma City Police Department
Oklahoma Council on law Enforcement Education and Training
Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council
Oklahoma YWCA
Lorman CLE programs

 

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