Downey Brand Partner Mary Martinelli Named Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Sacramento

August 20, 2021

Downey Brand is delighted to announce that Mary Martinelli was honored by Best Lawyers® as 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law for the Sacramento metropolitan area.

Best Lawyers recognizes one attorney from each practice area within a specific metropolitan area that is held in high esteem among their colleagues and honors them with a “Lawyer of the Year” designation.

Mary Martinelli, who has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2013, is a Certified Family Law Specialist known across the state for her passionate advocacy and litigation skills, as well as her dexterity in creatively negotiating positive settlements. Her 35 years of experience includes high-profile and complex work in a number of family law areas, involving dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child custody, guardianship, adoption, pre-marital and post-marital agreements, domestic partnerships, same-sex family issues, and domestic violence. In addition to her practice, Mary is active in the community, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Foster Youth Education Fund, and in the firm, where she serves as Marketing Partner.