Jacqueline B. Martinez, founder of Pittsburgh's JBM Legal LLC, is an At-large Governor on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors representing Pennsylvania minority lawyers.
Martinez is the co-chair of the PBA Minority Bar Committee, in which she has been active since 1994. She has served as co-vice chair of the PBA Minority Bar Committee and co-vice chair of its executive council. She has served on the PBA Minority Bar Committee's minority attorney conference subcommittee, welcoming subcommittee, community outreach subcommittee, and skills bank subcommittee. She has been a featured speaker and moderator at the PBA's Minority Attorney Conference.
Martinez served on the PBA Immigration Law Committee, the PBA Law-Related Education Committee, the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee and the PBA Women in the Profession Committee.
A member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), she also served as an education committee chair and council member for the ACBA Young Lawyers Division and as a council member for the ACBA Solo and Small Firm Committee.
Martinez served as chair of the Hispanic Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania. She also has served as chair of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and on the AILA National Board of Governors in 2005-2006. She served on a variety of AILA national committees and continues to be active with the Pittsburgh chapter.
Martinez's law firm is dedicated to the practice of immigration and nationality law with offices in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. Prior to establishing JBM Legal LLC, Martinez was in-house counsel to Rapidigm, an international information technology company. She also was of counsel and partner in Pittsburgh's Rogers and Rogers PC and an associate in the Nagel & Goldstein law firm in Pittsburgh.
She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Arizona State University College of Law.