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Dallas family lawyer Larry L. Martin is best known as a tenacious warrior for his clients. He is one of the few Texas divorce and family law attorneys who can truly master all the moving parts of high-dollar, multiple-asset, document-intensive cases.

He is direct and to the point and fights hard for the ideas and clients he is championing. For almost three decades, his practice has centered on the resolution of large-asset, complex marital property cases.

Larry Martin is often brought into complex cases. His clients include CEOs and other top executives of public companies, sports investors, partners in multiple million-dollar closely held companies, high-ranking healthcare professionals, physicians, money managers, entrepreneurs and business owners and operators.

As a father and grandfather, Larry Martin understands the importance of children and of making certain that the resolution of the divorce protects and upholds their best interest. Mothers and fathers going through a divorce or post-divorce dispute involving children require legal representation that is both skilled and aggressive. Larry Martin possesses these skills. 

Larry Martin’s accomplishments distinguish him from other attorneys. He is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was honored by his election in 2013 as the president of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists for the 2013-2014 period. He is one of only approximately one-hundred-twenty-five attorneys in all of Texas who are Fellows in the exclusive American Academy of Matrimonial l Lawyers. He was also elected to the presidency of the Texas Chapter of that organization for the 2012-2013 period. He is an honors graduate of the well- respected SMU School of Law and served as an associate editor of Southwestern Law Journal.

Multiple hearings often occur in complex cases, but ultimately most cases settle. And when they fail to reach settlement, Mr. Martin is fully prepared to litigate them in the Texas family courts.

His abilities and the sophistication of his approach has thrust him into the top ranks of Texas family lawyers.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 55%
  2. Child Custody: 35%
  3. Family: 10%



Hourly ($300-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Larry Martin is an incredibly knowledgeable and effective family law attorney. If you are faced with a legal matter related to family law, I highly recommend Larry for representation.


    Nicholas Rothschild Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Larry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Geary Porter & Donovan Pc

16475 Dallas Parkway
Suite 400
Dallas, TX, 75001


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Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
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Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
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Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2003
Order of the CoifSMU School of Law1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGeary Porter & Donovan, PC1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsOfficer2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2006 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember1997 - Present
Southwestern Law JournalBoard of EditorsN/A
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsPresident2014 - 2015
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Texas chapter)Chapter President2013 - 2014
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Texas chapter)Chapter Officer2009 - 2014
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsBoard Member2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Divorce CasesGood
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Litigation GuideTemporary Orders (Chapter 360A)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Texas System, ArlingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
41st Advanced Family Law CourseProper Tools for Internet Research2015
Innovations - Breaking Boundaries in Custody LitigationCo-Course Director2014
40th Advanced Family Law CourseOften Overlooked, Mis-Characterized or Mis-Valued Employee Benefits2014
Sex, Drugs and SurveilanceElectronic Surveillance, Harassment and Email Tampering2013
Innovations - Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody LitigationEthics and Standards in Child Custody Evaluations2013
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseCough It Up - Compelling Discovery and Discovery Sanctions2013
39th Advanced Family Law CourseEverything You Wanted to Know About Golden Handcuffs and Employment Contracts2013
Dallas CPA Society Four Hour Member SeriesTexas Marital Property2012
38th Advanced Family Law CourseUsing the Internet to Obtain Information for Your Case2012
37th Advanced Family Law CourseSecuring Agreements and Judgments2011
Parent Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical IssuesWhen Standard Doesn't Fit - Custom Tailored Possession Orders2010
Family Law on the Front LinesBizarre Facts and Creative Solutions2010
36th Annual Advanced Family Law CourseLaw Office Managment and Technology2010
35 Annual Advanced Family Law CourseAdvanced Property Division Workshop -Getting a Disproportionate Division2009