David P. Martin is a 1987 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Houston at... more
David P. Martin is a 1987 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He attended the University of Alabama School of Law on an academic scholarship. In law school, he was honored as a Hugo Black Scholar and served on the Board of Editors for The Journal of the Legal Profession, an ethics publication for lawyers. He graduated in 1992 with honors in the top 10% of his cl... view profile
I am an appellate lawyer with 25+ years of experience handling appeals in state and... more
I am an appellate lawyer with 25+ years of experience handling appeals in state and federal appellate courts, as well post judgment proceedings and critical motions. I serve as the head of Christian & Small's Appellate, Post-Verdict and Briefing practice group and as the managing partner of the Firm. I am a nonstop advocate for my clients, for my community and for my colleagues. To the exte... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.