Practice Emphases

Family Law, Complex Divorce, Asset Division

Professional Experience

Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, 2010-2011
Law Office of Martin Thompson, 2011-2017 Law Office of Angela Lee, 2017
SK&H, 2017 – Present

Education

Crane Union High School
Crane, Oregon – 1998

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR – Political Science – 2003

University of South Dakota, School of Law
Vermillion, SD – J.D. – 2008

University of Washington, School of Law
Seattle, WA – LL.M – 2009

Professional Activities

Oregon State Bar
Inns of Court
Jefferson/Crook County Bar Assoc.

Community Involvement

Harney County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2014-2016 Harney County Pride, 2011
Burns City Council, 2012-2014

Personal Interests

Hunting
Camping
Fishing
Gardening
Spending time with wife and kids

Personal Narrative

Martin returned to Central Oregon after maintaining a private, general practice located in his hometown of Burns, Oregon for over six years. As a small town, solo practitioner, he performed a broad variety of legal services for every kind of client, often regardless of their ability to pay. Martin enjoys working closely with his clients and takes a personal interest in their cases, striving to obtain the best possible outcomes in what are often the most important issues in their lives. In his practice, Martin has enjoyed tackling especially difficult issues, including high-asset divorce matters, serious criminal charges, sophisticated estate planning for both large and modest estates as well as other complicated family and domestic relations cases. Martin also has broad experience with estate administration and real estate matters.

Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Oregon State University in 2003. After graduating from OSU, he returned home to work on his family’s eastern Oregon cattle ranch for a little over 2 years, helping after the loss of his grandfather.

Martin received his law degree from the University of South Dakota, where he graduated among the top of his class in 2008. During law school, Martin had the honor working as a summer clerk for Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz of the Oregon Supreme Court. He also participated in the Innocence Project, an organization that works to exonerate the wrongly convicted, and he competed in numerous speaking and advocacy competitions.

After law school, Martin attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he received a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation. In 2010, Martin joined the Bend firm of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook for a brief period before starting his own firm.

Martin returns to Bend with his wife Leslie and their two children, Sophia and Dalton. They are expecting a third child in February 2018. Martin prizes time with his family and loves getting outdoors on weekends to camp, fish and hunt.

Credentials

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