Vincent T. Martinez was born and raised in Orange County, California. Mr. Martinez attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration. Immediately thereafter, he earned his law degree from Loyola Marymount University School of Law in 1994. In 1994, Mr. Martinez began his career as an attorney in Santa Maria where he eventually joined the law firm of Twitchell and Rice as an associate. In 2000, Mr. Martinez became a partner in Twitchell and Rice and thereafter became the managing partner of Twitchell and Rice, LLP that same year.
Mr. Martinez’ practice areas include civil litigation, oil law, agricultural law, land development, business law, and wills, probate and trust administration.
Mr. Martinez is a member of the Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association and in 1999 served as its president. He is also a member of the California State Bar. As the managing partner of Twitchell and Rice, LLP, Mr. Martinez has encouraged all members of the law firm to engage in community service as part of their commitment to the practice of law. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Maria Country Club, and is a member of the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission.
In the past, Mr. Martinez served the community as follows: Member of the Marian Hospital Community Board; Trustee of the Marian Foundation; Board of Directors of the Santa Maria Youth and Family Center (serving as president in 1998), Board of Directors of the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce; Commissioner in the Children & Families First Commission for the County of Santa Barbara; Board member of the Northern Santa Barbara County United Way (President in the year 2001); and as President of the Hispanic Medical/Legal Association. By his service to the community and his commitment to the profession of law, Mr. Martinez was awarded the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Businessman of the Year in 2003.