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S. Lynn  Martinez

S. Lynn Martinez

Western Center on Law & Poverty
Managing Attorney/Senior Litigator
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Lynn Martinez is Managing Attorney and Senior Litigator at Western Center on Law and Poverty where she specializes in multi-client impact ligation involving land use, landlord/tenant and fair housing issues.  Lynn supervises WCLP’s Foreclosure Task Force and provides legislative support, technical assistance and training on the state and national level.  She has published a number of articles and is co-editor of WCLP’s Housing Update and the Housing Practice Tip.  Prior to joining WCLP, Lynn was a staff attorney at the National Housing Law Project where she specialized in homeownership issues and Legal Services of Northern California.  Lynn has served as a visiting professor at UC Davis School of Law and core faculty for the Benchmark Institute.  She also completed eight years of service as a judge pro tem in Solano County, hearing cause for issuance of domestic violence Emergency Protective Orders during the hours when the local courts are closed.  Lynn was part of the inaugural class of HUD Community Builders, representing the San Francisco office from 1998-2000.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Lynn was an escrow and title officer for a Northern California title company.

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