Mr. Martínez joined the Center in November 2016. As a staff attorney on the Workers’ Rights team, his primary areas of work include increasing public enforcement of state and local minimum wage laws and wage theft laws in New Mexico. He also works on initiatives to improve farmworkers’ pay and working conditions. Previously, Mr. Martínez worked as a staff attorney at Senior Citizens’ Law Office, providing direct representation to low-income seniors. His advocacy included public benefits, housing, healthcare, consumer rights, and simple estate planning.
Prior to entering law school Mr. Martínez worked for many years at the Income Support Division of the New Mexico Human Services Department where he first developed an expertise and passion in navigating a wide range of Federal and State benefit programs. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Mr. Martínez grew up in Albuquerque’s South Valley. He is most proud of his family, his wife Charlotte and his two young daughters Lucía and Sofiya. He is fluent in Spanish.
J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014.