Seeking Cannabis Justice in Arizona With Sonia Martinez
Seeking Cannabis Justice in Arizona as Audrey Kerger speaks with Sonia Martinez, the co-chair of Parents for Responsible Regulation (PRR) and a past President of the Native American Bar Association of Arizona. They discuss her law practice and her support for Arizona Proposition 205.
Sonia Martinez, Esq. has been the managing partner at the Law Office of Sonia Martinez in Mesa, Arizona since 2008. She focuses her practice on family, dependency, juvenile and criminal defense with an emphasis on cases involving cannabis issues. Her work with thousands of children in the foster care and juvenile justice system has taught her many lessons about cannabis regulation in Arizona. She also practices federal Indian law and is licensed in seven tribal courts. MS. Martinez graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School as a John J. Schumacher Minority Leader Scholar and earned special United States Congressional recognition for ‘Outstanding and Invaluable Public Service to the Community’ in 2004.
Licensed to practice law in California in 2004, Ms. Martinez worked as a Litigation Associate at Stanzler, Funderburk & Castellon in Los Angeles where she worked on complex environmental litigation. Upon moving to Arizona in 2006, Ms. Martinez spent time working as a Special Prosecutor for the Ak-Chin Nation and a few years as a Litigation Associate at Jones Skelton & Hochuli P.L.C. in Phoenix where she handled complex environmental law, commercial and general defense work.