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Tricia Martland

Tricia P. Martland is an attorney, mediator and Professor of Legal Studies with over two decades of experience. Her work in the Rhode Island Family Court included time mediating matters for the Newport Family Court prior to the onset of COVID. Since that time Tricia has privately mediated divorce and family matters using both in-person and virtual sessions while also working as a Professor of Legal Studies at Roger Williams University. She has published articles on mediation in the Rhode Island Bar Journal and Newport Neighbors. Tricia was awarded the Rhode Island Crime Victim Service Award in 2020 by the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General and Family Services of Rhode Island.

“I mediate because I enjoy helping people work through difficult situations to find resolution
and mediation is far and away the best process to achieve that result.”


Professional Experience

University of Arizona, Tucson.  Bachelor of Arts, June, 1991

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.  Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.
June, 1996

Roger Williams School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island: Family and Divorce Mediation
Training, 2018 -
Roger Williams School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island.  Juris Doctorate, 2000

Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island (2006 to present)
Professor of Legal Studies, tenured 2012 Program Director for Legal Studies Department

Rhode Island Family Court: Family and Divorce Mediator (2017 – 2020) Roger Williams University School of Law (Adjunct Professor)

Rhode Island Family Court (2003-2006)

Hearing Officer for Family Treatment Drug Court

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General

Special Assistant Attorney General (2000-2003)
Criminal Prosecutor in the Family Court/Juvenile Unit.

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