Our Team

Our Firm’s Philosophy

As people become more globally connected, it becomes more important than ever to think locally, to understand your rights so you can protect them.

But how do you go about it strategically while avoiding false starts and missteps? Having the right attorney in your corner can often be the ingredient you need for success.

At Martin Law in Bloomington, our attorneys put more than 40 years of combined experience to work on your behalf. In that time, our lawyers have assisted clients with some of the most difficult situations in their lives: family matters, immigration, criminal defense and estate planning.

For many clients, we work as part of their larger team of advisers. These advisers often include accountants, financial consultants, appraisers, doctors and others. We can do the same for you.

A Tradition Of Fine Legal Representation

Whether working with us individually or as a member of your team, you can expect legal services responsive to your unique circumstances. We will provide you with a legal team that understands that successful representation begins with a successful attorney-client relationship.

However you decide to work with us, you can count on our firm to deliver quality legal services in a timely and efficient manner. Our firm is and always has been committed to providing fine legal services tailored to our clients’ individual needs and resources. Please read the profiles below to learn more about our lawyers:

Lawyer Vincent Martin dressed in a blue suit and striped tie

Vincent P. Martin

Attorney

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Phone952-479-8242
Fax: 952-746-4112

Vincent Martin is the Owner, Attorney, and Chief Strategist on Immigration Law matters to help solve client problems.

Practice Areas

Vincent P. Martin heads the Immigration Practice Group at Martin Law. As an immigrant himself, he has a personal appreciation for both the benefits of being a U.S. citizen, as well as, the legal process of acquiring lawful immigration status in the United States.

Vincent represents employers, business personnel, and investors with work visas, families seeking to sponsor other family members for permanent resident green card status, students, asylees, and those facing deportation with all areas of immigration law.

Vincent has helped countless clients with work visas, family visas, and deportation defense. Prior to forming Martin Law, Vincent was the lead immigration attorney at one of the top 50 largest law firms in Minnesota.

Vincent has articles published in Hearsay, Gaming and Leisure Magazine, The Defender, Directions Magazine, The He Moi, among others.

He is a sought after source for local news outlets when issues of business and family immigration issues arise, such as being interviewed as an Immigration Expert by Fox Business – John Stossel Show, by the Arizona Republic newspaper, and by the Star Tribune newspaper.

Vincent was also selected as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics on multiple occasions. No more than 2.5% of Minnesota lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.

Educational Background

Vincent Martin obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Communication.

Experience

Vincent is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court of Minnesota, and Federal Immigration Court. He is a member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, participating in the Immigration and Family Law sections.

Vincent is a presenter at CLE for Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice and a speaker on Immigration issues at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Vincent recently was a presenter at the annual Criminal Justice Institute and educates other lawyers on immigration issues and especially how the field relates to criminal law. Vincent was also a speaker at the Upper Midwest Immigration Conference and a presenter for Africans in Minnesota, and at the Minnesota State Bar Association recently presented “Immigration – Practitioner’s Perspective and Padilla.”

Vincent was also a speaker at the Minnesota Family Law Institute, Minnesota’s largest Family Law conference which is attended by 700-800 family law attorneys.

Affiliations

Vincent is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and volunteers his time with numerous organizations, including the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, School District 622 Project Family Connect, and participated in the American Bar Association’s Immigration and Naturalization Service Detention Standards Implementation Initiative. Vincent is also a liaison for the AILA MN/Dakotas Chapter and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Minnesota.

Vincent has articles published in Hearsay, Gaming and Leisure Magazine, The Defender, and Directions Magazine, among others. He is a sought after source for local news outlets when issues of business and family immigration issues arise. Vincent was also selected as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics on multiple occasions. No more than 2.5% of Minnesota lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.

Vincent also serves as an Expert Witness on immigration law matters advising other attorneys on issues involving U.S. immigration law.

In addition, Vincent gives presentations to students, such as at the Richfield Career Education Program on Immigration Law, and he has mentored them on careers in the legal profession.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Speech-Communication

Published Works

  • Hearsay, Gaming and Leisure Magazine
  • The Defender
  • Directions Magazine
  • The He Moi

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter, CLE for Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Speaker, Immigration issues at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Presenter, Annual Criminal Justice Institute
  • Speaker, Upper Midwest Immigration Conference
  • Presenter, Africans in Minnesota
  • Presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association, “Immigration – Practitioner’s Perspective and Padilla”
  • Speaker, Minnesota Family Law Institute
  • Presentation, Richfield Career Education Program on Immigration Law

Honors and Awards

  • Received a rating of “Superb” from Avvo
  • Interviewed as an Immigration Expert by Fox Business
  • John Stossel Show, Arizona Republic newspaper
  • Interviewed by the Star Tribune newspaper
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • American Bar Association’s Immigration and Naturalization Service Detention Standards Implementation Initiative
  • AILA MN/Dakotas Chapter, Liaison
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Minnesota, Liaison

Pro Bono Activities

  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
  • School District 622 Project Family Connect
lawyer Zachary Aaker dressed in a suit

Zachary Aaker

Associate Attorney

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Phone: 952-479-8242
Fax: 952-746-4112

Zachary Aaker is an Associate Attorney with Cundy & Martin, LLC. Zach works on immigration matters ranging from asylum and deportation defense to naturalization and I-9 violations. Zach graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. Zach participated in the University’s Civil Practice Clinic, handling cases related to family law, criminal law, and unemployment. Zach also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College, with a major in History. He has studied at Uppsala University in Sweden, and Sophia University in Japan.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Education

    • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
      • Honors: cum laude
      • Honors: Civil Practice Clinic
  • Grinnell College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: History
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Sophia University, Japan
Maria Miller smiling

Maria Miller

Attorney

Maria Miller is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. Maria received her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her undergraduate degree in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Maria moved to the Twin Cities to attend college. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time working on do-it-yourself projects, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Maria has held numerous legal positions in both immigration and family law. While attending law school, Maria participated in William Mitchell’s Immigration Clinic where she handled a variety of different immigration cases. Maria was also a member of the Re-Entry Clinic where she worked on divorce cases and child custody cases. In addition, Maria was the Family Law Clinic Director for the Self-Help Clinic at William Mitchell College of law. Since graduating from law school, Maria has worked as a volunteer attorney with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid where she works on immigration and family law cases.

Maria has always had a strong desire to advocate for others who do not have equal access to the legal system. As a student, she logged over 500 hours volunteering with the Minnesota Justice Foundation helping low-income clients. Her passion and dedication to helping others will make her fight hard for your case.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Immigration
  • Criminal Law
  • DWI

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor cum laude
    • Honors: William Mitchell’s Immigration Clinic
    • Honors: Family Law Clinic Director for the Self-Help Clinic at William Mitchell College of law
  • University of Minnesota
    • Major: Global Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
  • Minnesota Women Layer’s Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, 2013 – Present
  • Re-Entry Clinic
Kamyar Ghorbanebrahimi in suit

Kamyar Ghorbanebrahimi

Attorney

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Phone952-479-8242
Fax: 952-746-4112
Mr. Kamyar Ghorbanebrahimi is an attorney at Martin Law working in the areas of Immigration, Family Law, and general business matters. Kamyar has personal experience navigating the Immigration system as he, himself, is an immigrant and is therefore, uniquely qualified to see things from the “immigrant’s point of view.”
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Hoang Kim Tran

Counsel

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Phone952-479-8242
Fax: 952-746-4112
Hoang K. Tran practiced Immigration Law for over 25 years before becoming Of Counsel with Martin Law. He has three law degrees: one in Vietnam where he was a lawyer until 1975; one in France where he was a Research Jurist for the Paris Bar Association between 1983 and 1985; and one in Minnesota from the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Tran was also a Nonprofit Executive Director helping refugees and immigrants in social services between 1986 and 2010.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1990
  • Republic of Vietnam, 1967

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1988
    • Major: International Law
  • University of Paris, Paris, France

Honors and Awards

  • Citation of Honor, Hennepin County, 1989 – Present
  • Certificate of Communication, Governor, 1990 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Center for Asians, Executive Director, 1986 – 1992

Languages

  • Vietnamese
  • French

Somali Assistant

Legal Assistant

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