Our Harbor / Professional Activity

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education | Faculty Member

Martha has been a Faculty Member at MCLE since 2006. In addition to becoming the Program Chair for 30 Questions and 30 Answers: Solving Your Most Common Family Law Problems, Martha has developed and delivered courses on the following subject matters:

  • Deposition Practice
  • Alimony Trends & Theories
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Family Law Advocacy
  • Introducing and Excluding Evidence at Trial


Significant Awards

North Shore Women Lawyers Association | Lawyer of the Year Award

Martha was honored with the impressive Lawyer of the Year award on June 5, 2014, in recognition of her ability to practice law with passion, humor, and civility and her promotion of these ideals when mentoring young attorneys.

"I treasure this honor as it recognized the manner in which I practice law and conduct myself during contentious litigation."


Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Top Women in Law Award

Martha was the 2014 recipient of this prestigious award, which celebrates outstanding achievements made by exceptional women. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, which includes: pro bono, social justice, advocacy, and business. The award highlights women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models.


Oxford Round Table on Women's Rights | Member

Martha was selected through a highly competitive process to participate in the Oxford Round Table on Women's Rights, held at Oxford University in England in 2005. The experience involved an exciting and rigorous academic project in which Martha researched and formally presented her findings on Women's Rights as they pertain to those acquired through marital and property laws. Martha delivered her presentation on the final day of formal meetings, and was pleased when a firestorm of debate ensued. Martha tactfully moderated the debate, resulting in an impassioned discussion that lasted well into the afternoon. At the closing banquet, when Martha's name was called to receiver her Certificate of Membership in the Oxford Round Table, she was humbled by a standing ovation for her work.