Tania Martinez is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff.
Tania attended Northwestern Law School, where she was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy. During law school she was a member of the Northwestern Bartlit Center Trial Team, which awarded her Best Overall Attorney in the 2021 Southern Classic Trial Advocacy Competition.
Tania also served as a Student Attorney at the MacArthur Justice Center, representing clients in prisoners’ rights cases that garnered national media attention.
- Member of the trial team for Monsanto in Frank v. Monsanto, the first hybrid trial involving claims that exposure to PCBs and Roundup-branded products, both manufactured by Monsanto, caused the plaintiff’s Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
- Member of the team representing a major chemical manufacturer in the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation in the District of South Carolina. The multi-district litigation, involving alleged PFAS groundwater contamination from the use of AFFF, is considered the most significant PFAS litigation in the country. Was set to serve as a member of the trial team for the manufacturer in the first bellwether trial in the AFFF MDL, which was halted when the remaining parties announced a settlement to end all water-provider claims brought against the manufacturer.
- Represented a survivor of domestic violence and single mother of three in a pro bono matter. Following negotiations with defendant’s counsel, she secured a favorable settlement the day of trial that included a two-year Civil Protection Order signed by the defendant with admissions to the physical abuse inflicted. This settlement was invaluable to the client for her personal safety, ability to maintain custody of her children, and success in obtaining a U Visa to remain in the United States.