Eva M. Martelle is a peer-endorsed attorney through Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating representing families and individuals throughout Santa Clara County with prowess and over 15 years of experience within the realm of family law that serve as tools for her to successfully resolve cases and help clients find amicable solutions.
Ms. Martelle’s assiduous and successful style in legal matters has been distinguished by many notable awards including Best Lawyers in America 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, Client’s Choice by Avvo (5-time winner), Platinum Client Champion Award by Martindale-Hubbell, 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers, and Henry B. Collada Memorial Award by Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County. Find a detailed list of Ms. Martelle’s awards and recognition below.
Ms. Martelle maintains a vast network through associations ranging from the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to the United States Supreme Court. She leverages this extensive network in order to represent each client efficiently and effectively. Find a detailed list of Ms. Martelle’s associations below.
Ms. Martelle attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Ms. Martelle was a member of the National Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha) and a scholarship recipient of the Sam J. Lucas Jr. Foundation.
Ms. Martelle obtained her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in attendance, Ms. Martelle was a Technical Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review and participated in the quarterly publication of Volume 44.
Ms. Martelle has enjoyed donating her time to various non-profit organizations located in the Bay Area. Ms. Martelle’s donation of time to the community has been recognized and awarded with a Pro Bono Award and Public Interest Certificate which was administered and recognized by the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Since founding Allan & Martelle in 2005, Ms. Martelle has assisted over one thousand clients during some of the most difficult times of their lives. Ms. Martelle has represented husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other individuals in family law matters. Ms. Martelle has been appointed by the court to represent many children of divorced or separated families, giving her a unique perspective when assisting other parties. Above all else, Ms. Martelle strives to truly understand her clients’ needs and works tirelessly to protect their rights.
California Polytechnic State University, B.S. in Political Science, Member of National Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha), Scholarship Recipient of the Sam J. Lucas Jr. Foundation.
Santa Clara University School of Law, Technical Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review.
2005-Present, Allan & Martelle, Managing Partner: Since establishing Allan & Martelle, Ms. Martelle has handled hundreds of cases within the family law context. She has assisted clients during some of the most difficult times in their lives.
2004-2006, Mitchell, Gingerich & Loquaci: Law Clerk/Associate
2002-2004, Law Offices of Rebekah A. Frye, Esq.: Law Clerk
2002-2002, General Assistance Advocacy Project: Law Clerk
2000-2001, Hall & Hieatt: File Clerk
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
National Association of Counsel for Children
American Institute of Legal Counsel
American Society of Legal Advocates
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
United States Supreme Court
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
American Bar Association
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
State Bar of California
Santa Clara County Lawyer Referral Service
Phi Delta Phi
2020: The Best Lawyers in America 2020, U.S. News & World Report
2020: Platinum Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell®
2020+: Client’s Choice 2015-2020 (6-time winner) – Family Law, Avvo
2020+: 2017-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers (4-time winner)
2020: AV Preeminent Rated 2020, Martindale-Hubbell®
2019: AV Preeminent Rated 2019, Martindale-Hubbell®
2019: Platinum Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell®
2019: Gold Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell®
2019: Silver Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell®
2019: The Best Lawyers in America 2019, U.S. News & World Report
2018: AV Preeminent Rated 2018, Martindale-Hubbell
2018: Top 40 Under 40 2018, The National Advocates
2018: Top 100 Lawyers 2018, The National Advocates
2018: 10 best 2018, American Institute of Legal Counsel
2018: Top 100 Lawyers, American Society of Legal Advocates
2017: 10 best 2017, American Institute of Legal Counsel
2017: AV Preeminent Rated 2017, Martindale-Hubbell®
2017: Top 40 Under 40 2017, The National Advocates
2017: Top 100 Lawyers 2017, The National Advocates
2016: Family Law Certified Specialist, State Bar of California
2016: Top 100 Lawyers 2016, The National Advocates
2004: Pro Bono Award, Santa Clara University, School of Law
2004: Public Interest Certificate, Santa Clara University, School of Law
2015: Talking With Your Teen About Divorce, Los Gatos Teen Therapy 2015 Blog Series
2013: Young Practitioners Panel, Law Practice Management
2012: Opening Your Own Law Office, Law Career Services
2011: Starting Your Own Law Practice, Law Career Services
2006: Opening A Law Practice, Small Firm Career Panel
2004: Santa Clara Law Review, Volume 44, Number 2
2003: Santa Clara Law Review, Volume 44, Number 1