Indian Wells, CA— December 19, 2019 — The law firm of Slovak, Baron, Empey,
Murphy and Pinkney (SBEMP) announced an expansion into family law headed up by veteran
family law attorney, Carolyn H. Martino, Esq.
“With more than 25 years of practice in the Coachella Valley and Los Angeles, Ms.
Martino has earned an exceptional reputation for integrity, professionalism, and dedication to
achieving positive results for her clients. Her expertise in handling complex dissolutions
involving significant assets and custodial issues dovetails perfectly with SBEMP’s goal of
serving the full spectrum of legal needs for our clients. We are very fortunate to have her on
board.” said SBEMP Managing Partner, John Pinkney. Ms. Martino will launch the new practice
field for SBEMP from their recently opened Indian Wells offices.
A New York native, Ms. Martino’s father was a legal scholar interested in International
Law and public policy. She earned her undergraduate degree at UCLA and her J.D. at Loyola
Law School. In addition to her outstanding legal acumen and trusted client relationships, Ms.
Martino devotes her free time to her family and philanthropy through a variety of endeavors,
including her roles as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Desert Bar Association;
Founding Member and VP of the Coachella Valley Youth Hockey Foundation; and Member of
the City of Indian Wells Architecture and Landscaping Committee.
“Family law matters are so personal and unique to each individual,” Martino said, “yet
they require the same keen attention as business law matters. Complex and emotional real-life
issues related to how children are going to grow up and how a family’s financial life is going to
change can become all-consuming. That is the part of this practice field that I connect with – the
ability to hopefully counsel and guide people through what will be one of their most challenging
periods in life, and to do so discretely and with compassion.”
About SBEMP: Established in 1995, SBEMP LLP has grown to become the largest full-service
law firm based in the Coachella Valley. With offices in Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Orange
County, San Diego, New Jersey, and New York, SBEMP provides legal services that range from
labor and employment law, business and real estate law, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare
law, tribal law, trusts and estates, litigation, public agency law and now family law. The
foundation of the firm is hard work, creative and aggressive advocacy, and an unwavering focus
on the needs of our clients. Our goal in every matter is to achieve the best possible result in a