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Douglas C Martinson II

Douglas C Martinson II

also known as Doug, Martinson II

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

I grew up in Huntsville and other than my 8 years of higher education have lived here all of my life.  I am a third generation graduate of Huntsville High.


I have been very involved in the Huntsville community by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Huntsville Rotary Club (which is one of the 50 largest clubs in the world, which includes over 36,000 clubs), American Red Cross, Kids' Space Playground, Huntsville Youth Hockey Association and various youth sports.


I helped spearhead a Rotary Project to support a Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Guatemala which ended up providing $75,000 for infusion pumps and equipment for the hospital which treats indigent patients in Guatemala.


I was elected to the Huntsville City School Board in 2002 and 2006 winning every box and 72% of the vote in 2006.  I have served as President of the Board for the last 5 years on the Board.  My term will expire in October and I am not seeking re-election (8 years is enough!).


I referee ice hockey and was selected to work the 1994 NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Huntsville and have worked a Boston Bruin Training Camp game as well as numerous youth championships across the Southeast and Washington, D.C. 


I have 2 sons (8 and 12 years old) who are very active in baseball, football, basketball and soccer.  We enjoy going to high school and college athletic events when we are not going to their sports.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Guardianship: 40%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  5. Elder Law: 10%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Michael Hamlin

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Hamlin Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • James Leighton Nation

    I have known Doug for years and I have worked with him on several matters. He is a terrific lawyer and I would highly recommend him.


    James Nation Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

115 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL, 35801-4822



DCActive 199101/04/2012
ALAuthorized to practice law198908/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale-HubbellAV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell2015
AV Rated highest ratingAV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell2014
A+Better Business Bureau2010
MemberNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2010
AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Accredited AttorneyVeterans Administration2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Town AttorneyTown of Triana, Alabama1994 - 2010
ShareholderMartinson and Beason1990 - Present
Summer AssociateJohnston Barton Proctor1988 - 1988
Summer AssociateSirote and Permutt1987 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2014 - Present
Huntsville Madison County LibraryBoard Member2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2008 - Present
Rotary Club of HuntsvillePresident2006 - 2007
Rotary Club of HuntsvilleChairman of Foundation2004 - 2006
American Red Cross North Alabama ChapterBoard of Directors2003 - 2005
Elected to Huntsville City Board of EducationBoard Member and President2002 - 2010
Huntsville Madison County Public LibaryFoundation Board Member1998 - 2000
Huntsville Financial and Estate Planning CouncilPresident1998 - 1999
Madison County Bar AssociationSecretary and Executive Committee1994 - 1995
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North AlabamaBoard Member and Big Brother1991 - 1993
Huntsville Madison County Young LawyersPresident1991 - 1992
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Hamlin v. Norfolk Southern RailroadWon the case at Ala Supreme Court and US Supreme court and received confidential settlement
Heirship determination1 year old girl received her rightful share of $150,000 of her father's estate
Conservatorship case for recovery of fundsThief was arrested and pled guilty and funds were recovered for the Veteran

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Publication NameTitleDate
Huntsville Madison County Bar Last Chance CLEElder Exploitation and Abuse2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTax LawLL.M - Master of Laws1990
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Training the TrainersPreventing Elder Abuse and Exploitation2015
The People's Law SchoolWills, Estates and Trust2015
Raymond James AdvisorsWills Trusts and Estates2015
Helping Aging ParentsPrevent Elder Abuse and Exploitation2015
Cove United Methodist Church Outreach MinistryHonoring Your Parents: Caring for Aging Parents and Elder Loved Ones2015
Osher Life Long LearningRetirement and Estate Planning2014
Madison County Young LawyersProbate of Estates in Alabama2014
Madison County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionProbate, Summary Distribution & Intestacy in Alabama2014
American Senior Assisted ProgramsEstate Planning2014
GraduationHuntsville High School Graduation2010
GraduationGrissom High School Graduation2009
Retirement Planning for FarmersRetirement Planning for Farmers1999
Madison Baptist Association Retirement PlanningEstate Planning1997
Retirment Planning for Government EmployeesEstate Planning1996
NBI Continuing Legal EducationEstate Taxes1995
Estate and Financial PlanningEstate Planning1991