Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Betsy Martinez maintains a diverse civil litigation practice and has experience in employment discrimination, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and ERISA litigation, as well as related appellate matters in state and federal courts. Betsy has been recognized as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers®.

Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Betsy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Clarence Darrow Scholar and a contributing editor for the Michigan Law Review.

Betsy received her undergraduate degree in English, magna cum laude with highest honors, from Harvard University. Before attending law school, she received an M.F.A. in poetry and taught undergraduate writing classes at the University of Michigan.


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2010, Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review, Clarence Darrow Scholarship, Scholarly Writing Award

University of Michigan, M.F.A., 2006, Hopwood Award-Roethke Prize

Harvard University, A.B. in English Language and Literature, 2003, magna cum laude with highest honors in field, 2003; Thomas T. Hoopes Thesis Prize; Briggs Literary Fellowship; Director, Harvard Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán

Bar Admissions

New Mexico 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 2011

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 2014

U. S. Supreme Court 2018

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, selected as a Southwest Rising Star, 2016-present
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