DOMINIC MARTINEZ | Principal Solicitor
Dominic has more than 35 years experience practising as a solicitor in Queensland and is a solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Prior to his admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, he was articled at Wilson Ryan & Grose (an established and well respected Townsville firm) for five years. After 17 years practising as a partner with the firm, he was appointed Property Law Consultant for Nicol Robinson Kidd in Brisbane’s CBD for several years.
Dominic has extensive experience in property law. He has been involved in acting for a number of property developers including major corporations and smaller local developers.
MARILYN MA | Solicitor
LLB, BA, GradDipLP
Marilyn commenced practising as a solicitor in 2003 and has been with Martinez Lawyers since 2012. Her main areas of practice are property and commercial law including business sales and purchases, property development (strata titling and subdivisions), off the plan Contracts, commercial agreements, joint venture/partnership agreements, commercial property conveyancing and leasing.
Marilyn can advise you on legal options that best reflect your needs and protect your interests.
Marilyn speaks Mandarin.
CATHERINE BURNS | Solicitor
LLB (Hons), GradDipLP
Catherine has been with the team at Martinez Lawyers since 2014 following completion of her undergraduate degree with honours in 2012 from James Cook University.
Having grown up on an avocado farm in rural North Queensland, she has a passion for nurturing client relationships and seeks to treat all of her clients with respect, honesty and integrity.
Catherine practices primarily in the areas of family law, wills and estates and leasing matters. She is in her final year of her master’s degree in Applied Law majoring in Family Law and Wills & Estates. Catherine prides herself on being thorough and well organised – two traits she believes are vital as a lawyer.
Catherine is very approachable and is available for early morning or late afternoon appointments for clients with busy work schedules or other commitments.
MELITA LLOYD | Solicitor
JD, MCrim, BA, GradDipLP
Melita has practised almost exclusively in family law since she was admitted to practice in 2011. She has also worked in criminal law and as a Legal Aid duty lawyer.
Melita is passionate about family law, more particularly children’s matters. She understands the emotional strain that separation takes on a family. Melita focuses on cost-effective and expedient resolutions for families. Melita is able to advise parties on the legal options and assist in reaching resolutions regarding a range of family law matters.
Melita also holds a Certificate of Mediation from the Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association and Women on Boards.
STELLA GIUSEPPIN | Conveyancer
Stella has over twenty years of experience as a conveyancer in Queensland and has been with the Martinez Lawyers since 2009. She is friendly and easily approachable and can provide customised service from pre-contractual stages until post-settlement.
She has acted for many corporate clients including developers right through to first home buyers. Stella is renowned for her direct and honest approach and superior client service.
Stella speaks fluent Italian.
KRISTEN MITCHELL-SCOTT | Legal Secretary
Kristen has been with Martinez Lawyers since 2011 and is in the final year of her law degree. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese and Criminology.
Kristen supports the Martinez Lawyers staff in all areas of practice and is highly skilled in meeting the needs of our clients in a timely and efficient manner. She says that she “really enjoys being able to apply some of the knowledge she has gained in her legal studies to real life situations”.
Kristen is able to assist Japanese speaking clients.
Outside of her work and studies, Kristen enjoys reading, listening to music and catching up with friends. She is also an avid Queensland Reds supporter and has been a member since 2012.