MANJULA MARTIN is a criminal defense attorney at Lamano Law Office. Prior to her work with LLO, she clerked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office where she worked on domestic violence cases, sexual assault crimes, and felony preliminary hearings. She received the Cali Excellence Award for Criminal Litigation in 2008 and helped draft a presentation that was used at an international conference on identifying and combatting Human Trafficking. It was during this tenure that she realized that her true passion in helping people.
Ms. Martin went on to represent low-income women seeking to leave abusive situations in family law court with the San Francisco Bar Association Legal Services Program. She worked on a Habeas Corpus Petition for a man wrongfully convicted of murder and the case was ultimately heard by the California Supreme Court. In 2018, she was nominated as a Lawyer of Distinction.
Ms. Martin is an avid traveler and believes that diversity, compassion, and empathy are among our greatest strengths. She applies this attitude when interacting with clients because she believes that they deserve not only the best defense but also the best treatment when going through a difficult and often traumatizing time in their life.