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Douglas C Martinson II

also known as Doug, Martinson II

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


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



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Lea Lockwood

    Doug is an experienced lawyer who is well respected within the Huntsville legal community.


    Christopher Lockwood Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Joseph McCool

    Doug is an excellent lawyer and his knowledge of probate matters is second to none. Truly cares for his clients. A fantastic lawyer and person.


    Christopher McCool Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

115 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL, 35801-4822


DCActive 199101/04/2012
ALAuthorized to practice law198908/13/2016
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
ShareholderMartinson and Beason1990 - Present
Town AttorneyTown of Triana, Alabama1994 - 2010
Summer AssociateJohnston Barton Proctor1988 - 1988
Summer AssociateSirote and Permutt1987 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2014 - Present
Huntsville Madison County LibraryBoard Member2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2008 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
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
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Elder ExploitationCase is still pending, but we were able to get the woman to a very nice Assisted Living Facility near her daughter.
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
Senior CaresConservatorships2015
Raymond James AdvisorsWills Trusts and Estates2015
Last Chance CLE SeminarUnderstanding the Probate Process2015
Iron Bowl CLEEstate Distribution2015
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