Mr. Martínez joined the Center in November 2016. As a staff attorney on the Public Benefits team, his primary areas of work include improving access to food and cash assistance programs for New Mexico families and upholding immigrant eligibility to public benefits. 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 daughter Lucía. He is fluent in Spanish.
J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014.