Alyssa Martinez

Attorney

Biography

Alyssa Martinez joined Loevy & Loevy as a Justice Fellow in 2023.

Alyssa graduated from Stanford Law School in 2021 with a J.D./M.A. in international policy. During law school, Alyssa worked with the United Nations and other civil society actors to intervene in human rights violations, trial monitored in Southeast Asia to ensure human rights defenders were receiving fair trials, and wrote bench memos advising domestic courts throughout Central America on how to apply international law and humanitarian principles to acts of state-sponsored terrorism as part of the Advanced International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. She also interned with the U.S. State Department’s Mission to the U.N., the Clooney Foundation for Justice, and the Center for Justice and International Law.

Alyssa was the lead article editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law and served as a Public Interest Fellow, senior case manager and intake program coordinator for the International Refugee Assistance Program, and research assistant for the Immigration Policy Tracking Project where she catalogued the immigration policies of the Trump Administration and different mechanisms for reversing those policies.

Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Alyssa was an attorney at the Social Justice Legal Foundation in Los Angeles where she worked on a variety of civil rights cases, aimed at tearing down barriers for historically oppressed groups and dismantling interlocking systems of oppression through impact litigation. She primarily litigated class action toxic tort cases in immigration detention centers and co-counseled with the ACLU of Louisiana on Section 1983 cases.

Alyssa is currently on the board of directors of a non-profit that provides sports mentorship and academic tutoring to first-generation and low-income students in California.

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Publications

  • Casting Off Rwanda’s Colonial Legacy Through New Legal Scholarship, Stanford Lawyer, Issue 104, Vol. 55 (2021)
  • From East to West: A Reversal in Fortune, NYU Journal of Politics & International Affairs (2017)

Stanford Law School

  • J.D./M.A. International Policy
  • Highest Pro Bono Distinction Award; Presented Venezuelan Refugee Integration Capstone Proposal to Organization of American States

New York University

  • B.A. International Relations and Economics, magna cum laude
  • “Best International Relations Thesis” Award; 2017 Kenneth Bromberg Outstanding Prelaw Student Award; 2014 Honor Scholars Research Plenary First Place

Our Impact

Loevy + Loevy has won more multi-million dollar verdicts than perhaps any other law firm in the country over the past decade. Our willingness to take hard cases to trial, and win them, has yielded a nationally recognized reputation for success in the courtroom.

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