MANJULA MARTIN is a criminal defense attorney at Lamano Law Office. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association where she helps influence the way law is practiced in our community through collaborations with the court, judges, and other leaders. Her knowledge, education, and expertise are what her reputation in the legal community is built on along with her beliefs that that diversity, compassion, and empathy are among our greatest strengths. She applies these values with our clients and believes that they not only deserve the best defense, but also the best treatment when going through a difficult and often traumatizing time in their life.
Ms. Martin received the Cali Excellence Award for Criminal Litigation in 2008 and was nominated as a Lawyer of Distinction in 2018. She is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association. She has represented women seeking to leave abusive situations in family law court with the San Francisco Bar Association Legal Services Program and worked on a Habeas Corpus Petition for a man wrongfully convicted of murder and the case was ultimately heard by the California Supreme Court. She clerked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office where she worked on domestic violence cases, sexual assault crimes, and felony preliminary hearings. Ms. Martin is an avid traveler and spends time outside of the office with her wife and family, and depending on the season, catching waves surfing or playing soccer.