Released on February 28, 2014The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Martinez to the Provincial Court in Meadow Lake.
“For more than 25 years, Judge Martinez has practiced extensively in the areas of civil, criminal and family law,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. “He has the skill set and experience to make an important contribution as a judge in our province.”
Judge Martinez graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and was called to the Bar in 1981. In the early years of his career, he worked for the MacDonald, Dawson and Fabian law firm in Weyburn and Carlyle.
In 1989, he moved to Lloydminster where he was an associate and partner for what is now the Politeski, Strilchuk and Milen law firm. Since 1996, he has been the managing partner of the Martinez, Meunier, and Sholter law firm. He has represented individuals and small businesses in all levels of the Saskatchewan and Alberta courts. He also acted as counsel in mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution forums.
Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in numerous community activities and professional associations, most recently as the President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Judge Martinez replaces Judge Kalenith, who is transferring to Prince Albert to fill the vacancy from Judge Carter’s retirement.
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