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Curriculum Vita of Cirilo Martinez

Attorney and Counselor at Law


3010 Lovers Lane Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
(269) 342-1112

Bar Status
Admitted, State Bar of Michigan

Professional Experience

PRIVATE PRACTICE Jan. 2003 - Present

Currently represent clients in Immigration, Business and Family law matters. Support complex international law matters for other firms on a contract basis.

Van Buren Intermediate School District Nov. 2001 - May 2003

Bilingual Instructor
Performed all tasks related to Migrant/Bilingual Education. Focused on the total development of Migrant/Bilingual students.

Michigan State University- Project CAMINO May 2001 - Nov. 2001

Corporate Coordinator
Supported Project CAMINO staff in divers logistical matters. Including recruiting local corporations to participate with the Project. Through these efforts I was able to secure the participation of corporations like: Whirlpool, Johnston Control and other local corporations.

Legal Services of Southwestern Michigan Aug. 2000 - May 2001

Law Clerk
Represented clients in various matters including: divorce, custody and other civil matters.

Farmworker Legal Services Summer 1997 & 1998

Summer Intern
Assisted attorneys and staff in the representation of migrant families in Southwest Michigan on general civil matters.


Loyola University of Chicago School Law; Chicago, Illinois
Juris Doctor, 2000 Concentration in International Law

VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court
Loyola Student Bar Association International Law Society
Hispanic Law Student Association
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Public Interest Law Society
Bar Bri Representative

University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts , 1996
American Culture & Spanish

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
Phi Alpha Delta Pre- Law Fraternity
Socially Active Latino Student Association (SALSA)
Latino Task Force

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Member - American Bar Association

Member - ABA Section of International Law and Practice

Member - ABA Family Law Section

Member - American Trial Lawyers Association

Member - American Immigration Lawyers Association

Committee Memberships

Imagine Fund Past Board of Directors,

Michigan Home Based Child Care Council Past Board, Member

University of Michigan Hispanic Alumni Council, Past Chair

Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers, Past Chair

New Latino Visions Past Board,

Farmworker Legal Service Advisory Past Board Member 

 MemberHispanic College Day at Lake Michigan College Advisory Past Board Member

Cesar Chavez Celebration Committee Advisory Past Board Member

Honors & Awards

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers 2019

Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers, Michigan 2014-2019

Raising Star in Super Lawyers, 2010 and 2013 

Named on Empire Who’s Who Executive and Professionals

Named on Manchester Who’s who Executive and Professionals

Recipient of Academic Scholarship to University of Michigan

Recognized as Outstanding College Graduate by the U.S. Dept. Of Education

Recipient of Illinois Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship Fund

Recognized as strong contributor the Mexican Community by Mexican Consul


Speaking Engagements

Western Michigan University Los AmericanosLake Michigan College Hispanic College Day Western Michigan University Pro. Hispanic PanelWestern Michigan University Panel Graduate SchoolWestern Michigan University International LawUniversity of Michigan Hispanic College DayVan Buren Intermediate School Dist. Migrant In serviceRegion one Texas Migrant Conference State in service