I highly endorse Marlene since she handled my divorce last year. If you’re looking for a high-priced lawyer with a big staff and fancy office, she’s not for you. However, if you’re looking for someone humble, caring, and compassionate yet realistic and honest (she’ll be straight with you and tell you when and why something isn’t worth your/her time (her time = your money)), someone who sees the big picture (she considers the present and the future, and as an atty and CPA, she factors in legal, financial, and tax implications), and someone who communicates with you quickly and often and is reasonably priced, then Marlene is right for you. I keep in touch with Marlene and consider her a friend, and I believe that may be the strongest endorsement a client can have for an attorney.
Posted by a client
Marlene is an excellent attorney. Rare combination of intelligent and smartness.She was able to read in between the lines and analyze the case very well. She was phenomenal.Always maintained a high level of communication and that kept me in comfort zone. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal for arbitration, mediation, or trial issues.
Posted by Antonia
Marelene represented me very well. She handled my divorce case and kept me from loosing my home which I was going to just give up. She sincerely cared and acted in my best interest, and also helped me to get other benefits for my disability. Overall I think she did a very good job and I would recommend her. She is a very experienced lawyer in family law.
Posted by a Consumer Protection client
I hired her to handle my fraud case and wrongful termination case. Even not knowing what to expect, I could tell she was unorganized and not really interested in my case. When I was in her small office (that her sons were also operating a dubious credit check business out of), she would answer the phone and talk to other clients as if I weren't even there, discussing facts about their case, etc., right in front of me. Made me wonder if she was doing the same about my case.....discussing it with others. Come to find out, she was a friend of one of the defendants and had discussed my case with them. She also misrepresented my case to the DoJ and had not properly prepared or filed the Complaint, nor did she even prepare a Disclosure Statement. She said she had won a FCA case, it must have been by chance. Because she definitely did not prepare my case and also cost me my case because of it. What she presented to the DoJ was just some sort of chart and a brief sentence or two about me and the defendants. It was quite embarrassing. In my opinion, she is highly unethical and not fit to be representing clients.
Posted by John
As the former Telecommunications Manager for a major Texas City, I worked with Marlene for many months a few years ago. Marlene was very professional and took the time to educate me about law concerning the fraud perpetrated by corrupt city employees when they stole, misused, misappropriated, etc. up to $5.2 million year since about 1982. She reviewed reams of evidence- a page at a time- and put together a concise, well-planned case showing how corrupt City employees and officials conspired to illegally gain access to tens and probably hundreds of millions of dollars over the past decades.
Through no fault on Marlene’s part I was unable to move forward with the lawsuit at this time.
I still keep her name handy for all my family’s legal needs and refer friends/family to her regularly.
Posted by a Consumer Protection client
I too had Marlene represent me in a fraud case. In my opinion, she was very unprofessional and bordered on being highly unethical. I have since found out that what she presented to the U.S. Atty on my behalf, was very unprofessional and cost me the case by not properly explaining my case. She was still typing it minutes before leaving to meet with the US Atty. During the meeting with the US Atty, Marlene spoke more about how much money she had than presenting my case. She also intentionally misrepresented some facts to the US Atty, which was very obvious. I then had to go back and clear it up. She was very disappointing and cost me my case. I DO NOT recommend her for any type of case.
Posted by a Civil Rights client
Ms. Martin assisted in us in taking on one of the largest employer's in San Antonio. We settled through arbitration. She was intelligent and insightful, quickly realizing finding the smoking gun in the documents the employer provided. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking legal for arbitration, mediation, or trial issues.
Posted by James
I had the opportunity to partner with Marlene as my attorney several years ago for a false claims case and she was phenominal. The government loved our case and how she presented it. Marlene maintained a high level of communication with me and was 100% honest throughout the process never leading me on and always keeping me apprised of the government's feedback.
As an additional note, Marlene's style is very laid back and highly professional. Her demeanor makes her easy to work with and easy to talk with. Although I never had the opportunity to see her mediation skills, I have no doubt as to their effectiveness. Marlene has my whole hearted recommendation!
Posted by a Divorce client
La Lic. Martin ha demostrado ser sumamente profesional, honorable y capaz al trabajar en conjunto con mis abogados mexicanos para lograr la division justa y equitativa de los bienes que teniamos en territorio estadounidense mi esposo y yo antes de nuestro divorcio.
Posted by a Federal Crime client
I had the wonderful experience of Hiring Ms. Martin on a family matter. She responded to me quickly, got the facts of my case and went to work. She kept in contact with me and I was updated all through the process. Her office is easy to find and she has a wonderful personality and got my issues taken care of in a timely manner. Her fees were very cheap for the services she persormed for me. I would highly recomend her...