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Judge Lindsey E. Martinez Judicial Profile

Judge Lindsey Elizabeth Martinez received her B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Latin American studies and international economic relations from the University of Connecticut in 2005 during which time she was an exchange student in Brazil and Japan. She received her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law in 2010. During law school, she was a notes editor for the George Washington International Law Review, a research assistant to professors Kristen Murray and Jessica Clark, and an intern to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan in District of Columbia federal court. After passing the California bar in 2010, she joined Snell and Wilmer after working there as a summer associate. While in private practice, she focused her work on construction, business, franchise, and intellectual property law. She was also a member of the William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court, the Orange County Bar Association, the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, the Orange County Women Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the William B. Bryant Inn of Court. In 2016, she joined the Fourth District Court of Appeal as a Senior Attorney, where she remained until being appointed to the bench in 2022 by Governor Gavin Newsom. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, proficient in Japanese, and is a democrat.


Global Connection - April 2016 - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - June 2015 - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - March 2015 - Snell and Wilmer

Recent Developments in California Construction Law - Under Construction - Snell and Wilmer

Positive Trends in SoCal's International Trade Growth - Law 360 - August 27, 2014

Global Connection - October 2014 - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - March 2014 - Snell and Wilmer

California’s New Building Energy Efficiency Standards to Go Into Effect July 1, 2014 - Under Construction - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - November 2013 - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - June 2013 - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - May 2013 - Snell and Wilmer

Global Connection - February 2013 - Snell and Wilmer

Standard-Essential Patents And FRAND: Complex Interplay - Law 360 - November 6, 2012

Global Connection - November 2012 - Snell and Wilmer

Section 337: tips for discovery in ITC's rocket-docket - Daily Journal - May 8, 2012

A Year Post-"Dukes" - The Recorder - July 23, 2012

Global Connection - April 2012 - Snell and Wilmer

Is Your Law Firm a Center of Influence for Your Business? - Los Angeles Business Journal, Vol. 33, No. 43 - August 22-28, 2011

Strategies for Fostering Productive Corporate Counsel Relationships - Orange County Business Journal, Vol. 34, No. 23 - June 6-12, 2011

An Overview Of Remedies And Relief Under Section 337 - Law 360 - June 10, 2011

ITC Section 337 Practice: Beyond Patent Infringement - Daily Journal - May 20, 2011

Global Connection - May 2011 - Snell and Wilmer

Cross-Cultural Communication: Guidance for the American Negotiator - Daily Journal - March 21, 2011


Best Oralist Honorable Mention - Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria) - 2010

Winning Team Member and Best Oralist - Covington & Burling International Commercial Arbitration Moot

President's Pro Bono Service Award - Recently Admitted, State Bar of California - 2014

Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service - State Bar of California - 2012-2014


Orange County Superior Court - Local Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Lindsey E. Martinez

Lindsey Martinez - Ballotpedia

Governor Newsom Announces Nomination of Judge Joanne Motoike and Appointment of One Superior Court Judge in Orange County - Orange County Bar Association

Governor Newsom Announces Judicial Appointments 5.2.22 -

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