Detroit Attorney Maria Martinez Tells Us What’s Good in the Neighborhood
Local Counsel with Maria L. Martinez
Super Lawyers online-exclusive
on May 20, 2019
Updated on May 4, 2021
Best place to take a client
Apparatus Room in the Detroit Foundation Hotel. The entire place is a conversation piece.
Favorite watering hole
Local beverage of choice
Favorite sports bar
McShane’s, with the caveat that we are majorly lacking sports bars in Detroit.
The Guardian Building.
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.
Selden Standard. Restaurants are opening constantly, but I have yet to find a better spot.
Weirdest historical fact about Detroit
The Nain Rouge legend.
Favorite historical site
It’s a tie: West Canfield Historic District or Michigan Central Station.
Favorite quote about Detroit
Detroit’s motto: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus” (Latin for “We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes.”)
Favorite city event
Favorite historical resident
Favorite courthouse perk
The views of the Detroit River.
Besides the people, favorite thing about your office
We are located inside of Ford Field, and several parts of the office have a view of the playing field.
Favorite breakfast spot
Another tie: Brooklyn Street Local (for something savory) or Sister Pie (for something sweet).
Favorite lunch spot
Chili Mustard Onions—possibly the world’s first vegan Coney Island.
Favorite late-night eats
Lafayette Coney Island.
Best place to reflect
The Riverwalk. It’s also the best place for people-watching.
The cityscape from Belle Isle at sunset.
Campus Martius. There’s always something going on.
Go-to sports venue
Ford Field. LCA does not disappoint, either.
Go-to arts venue
No competition: the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Favorite local shop
ASHE Supply Co. Best matcha latte in town.
Favorite pizza joint
Place to take out-of-town guests
Most famous resident
Favorite lesser-known tourist attraction
The Belle Isle Aquarium.
Most heartbreaking city sports moment
Every Sunday during NFL season.