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Lauren E. Martin

LAUREN E. MARTIN is an Associate with Ferruzzo. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and later earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 2013. Ms. Martin joins Ferruzzo with a wealth of experience focusing on probate and trust litigation. She has extensive experience representing individuals and business entities through the litigation process, developing strategic objectives, engaging in rigorous discovery and law and motion, and thoroughly preparing cases for trial.  Ms. Martin represents trustees and beneficiaries in actions to administer, account, and distribute estates, as well as the contest and compiling of complex accountings, partition of real property, and all other aspects involving fiduciary obligations.  She is an experienced litigator, with demonstrated success resolving matters through mediation, arbitration, and effective motion practice.  Ms. Martin has estate planning experience in the drafting of revocable and irrevocable trusts, and Medi-Cal asset protection trusts.  
Prior to joining the legal profession, Ms. Martin worked alongside prominent stakeholders in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, shaping public affairs communications with media pundits, politicians, voters, homeowners, business entrepreneurs and local municipalities.  

Ms. Martin enjoys spending time traveling with her family and actively participating in her church and community. 

Areas of Practice

Contested Probate an Estate Administration Practice and Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and later earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration

Summa cum laude, from Whittier Law School, graduating as Salutatorian of her class. She was admitted to the California bar that same year in 2013.

Classes / Seminars Taught

Dean’s List/Honor Roll every semester

Scholarship Recipient: Dean’s Merit, Jeanne S. Berger, and Alumni Association

8 Cali Awards (highest grade in 8 courses including Business Assns. and Transactional Law)

2015 Recipient of the California State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services

Fellow at the Center for Children’s Rights, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Selected as one of 20 attorneys in Southern California for the inaugural class of the unique “LEAP” incubator program (Lawyer Entrepreneur Assistance Program)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Orange County Bar Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society