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Walter Clark Martin IV

Walter Clark Martin IV

also known as Clark

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About Me

Walter Clark Martin IV ("Clark") was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Since middle school, Clark had always wanted to be an attorney.  Clark began pursuing his goal by attending Texas State University, where he received his B.A. in Public Administration. While at Texas State, Clark was a member of Phi Eta Signa National Honor Society and an Associated Student Government Senator. Clark was also a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, Student Foundation, and was the Vice Chair of Federal Communications for the Legislative Relations Agency.


Upon earning his B.A., Clark continued his education at Texas State and received his Master's Degree in Legal Studies, during which time he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Legal Studies department. Clark subsequently attended the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where he earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (law degree) and became a certified mediator. 


While pursuing his studies, Clark gained experience in several industries. During his summer and winter breaks, Clark worked off-shore on pipe-lay vessels and overseas as a weld inspector. When he wasn't working offshore, Clark found himself working for the Honorable William Royal Ferguson (Federal Judge for the Western District of Texas), Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (United States Senator for the State of Texas), Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Honorable Frank G. Evans, and Dr. Walter A. Wright.


Clark began his legal carreer serving as general counsel to Austin Social Planner (where he continues to serve as general counsel) and working for a large insurance defense firm in Houston, Texas. While working for an insurance defense firm, Clark realized that he would rather represent "the people" instead of faceless corporations. Realizing this, Clark decided to stop defending large corporations and began representing individuals through The Martin Law Firm.   


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%
  4. General Practice: 5%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joe Kyle Jones

    Clark is a very professional and talented attorney.


    Joe Jones Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Darrell Buckley Jr.

    I've known Clark for years. He is an excellent attorney who can be counted on to be fair, and he always looks out for his clients' best interests.


    David Buckley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Martin Law Firm, PLLC

321 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77007


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201109/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselAustin Social Planner2011 - Present
Attorney and Counselor at Law; Certified Mediatorthe Law Office of Walter C. Martin, P.L.L.C.2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyBrown Sims, PC2011 - 2012
Legal Research AssistantHonorable Frank G. Evans & Dr. Walter A. Wright2011 - 2013
Legal Research Assistant and Student RepresentativeThomson West / Westlaw2010 - 2010
Litigation and Legal Drafting Assistant/InternThe Attorney General Of Texas - Greg Abbott2007 - 2007
Office/Legal Intern for the Honorable William Royal FergusonThe Federal District Court For Western District Of Texas2006 - 2006
Veterans' Affairs Assistant/InternUnited State's Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison2006 - 2006
Offshore, Local, and Foreign AUT Weld InspectorShaw Pipeline Services2002 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Alternative Resolutions - State Bar of TexasMediation: Skills and Techniques (Book Review)2009
Alternative Resolutions - State Bar of TexasFifth Circuit Vacates Award of Mediation Fees as Taxable Costs Under 28 U.S.C. §19202008
Alternative Resolutions - State Bar of TexasSuperior Court of Massachusetts Protects Documents Produced During Mediation Portion of Med-Arb Process from Discovery by Third Party2007
Alternative Resolutions - State Bar of TexasEl Paso Court of Appeals Considers Attorney’s Authority to Bind Parties at Mediation and Whether Certified Translators are Required at Mediation2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2010
Texas State University-San MarcosLegal StudiesMA - Masters2007
Texas State University-San MarcosPublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Houston Law CenterLaw Office Management2013
Texas State University Graduate Program for Legal StudiesLegal Theory2012