Timothy D. Martin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Martin Family Law Firm
 | 1700 South El Camino Real, Suite 502
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-340-1166
Fax: 650-638-9460
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%)
Attorney Profile

For more than 20 years, Timothy D. Martin has been a family law specialist certified by the State Bar of California. The founder of the Martin Family Law Firm in San Mateo, California, he strives to provide his clients with alternatives to costly litigation such as representation by way of collaborative practice, private judging and mediation.

Mr. Martin played an instrumental role in developing the San Mateo County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program in 1996. He also co-founded the legal practice group Collaborative Practice San Mateo County (CPSMC).

An AV-rated* attorney, Mr. Martin is a published author and frequent lecturer on family law topics. In 1991, he served as president of the San Mateo County Bar Association. He is also a leader in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and an advanced practitioner in the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Mr. Martin graduated with his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 40%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arbitration, Mediation


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Timothy Martin

Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage: http://martinfamilylawfirm.com/about-us/


  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1991
  • Chair, San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1981
  • Co‑Founder, Collaborative Practice, San Mateo County
  • Leader, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Advanced Practitioner Member, Association for Conflict Resolution

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President (1993) Mental Health Association of San Mateo County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer, Family Law Issues, Published by San Mateo County Bar Association "Docket."
  • Frequent Lecturer, Family Law Issues, Published by Family Law and Business Law Sections Newsletters
  •  Frequent Lecturer, Family Law Issues, Published by LA Daily Journal
  • Co-Author, "The Collaborative Review," Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Educational Background:

  • Occidental College
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Office Location for Timothy D. Martin

1700 South El Camino Real
Suite 502
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-340-1166

Fax: 650-638-9460

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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