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Herman Martinez

DUI and DWI Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   78 reviews

also known as DWI Lawyer, The Houston Martinez Law Firm

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Herman

Learn Herman’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    I know how to properly defend a DWI case. I have extended knowledge of the field sobriety tests that are performed by the police, the machine that was used if you provided a breath sample, and the trial experience to win your case.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I handle all types of criminal cases from low level misdmeanors to first degree murder.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

Hello....I understand what a client needs when choosing a criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor, I understand the importance that a client is well informed and their lawyer aggresively states their case. Call our law firm for a free conversation with me.


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Location

The Martinez Law Firm
2617 Canal st No. 1
Houston, TX, 77003

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  78 customer reviews
Posted by Branden | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Service!!!
The Martinez Law Firm an Ms. Natalie worked tirelessly on my case to ultimately provide a clear cut dismissal. They were open an transparent in how we should attack the case. I cannot thank them enough for all of their efforts and hard work. THANK YOU......
Posted by William | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Herman, was very professional from day one. He made the process extremely with his preciseness. He gave great advice and answered all the questions I had for me. He was early to every court date. Would highly recommend.
Response from Herman Martinez January 25, 2020
Thank you William...I appreciate the kind words!
Posted by Christina | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Mr. Martinez was very nice and respectful while I was a client. He and his staff were very responsive via text and client portal. I would highly recommend him.
Response from Herman Martinez January 25, 2020
Thank you Christina! You were a delight to work with during the two years your case was pending. Your cooperation, patience and attentiveness was appreciated. You earned your dismissal!.
Posted by Irvin | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He will fight for you!
He would help you a lot he did so much for me! I’m really thankful!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Martinez and Mrs. Natalie are not just amazing at their jobs, but are incredible human beings!
I was arrested in Houston during Hurricane Harvey for POS/cont. sub. and a couple of other charges. I was from out of town, never been in any trouble with law enforcement. Wrong place, wrong time! Finally day 5 my wife found the kindest lady Mrs. Ivana to get me out. She was there at 8:00am as soon as they started releasing people after Harvey and I was out by 11:00am. I had to report Immediately to sign my documents. My truck was impounded. As soon as I signed everything she made a call and got it released it was not flooded/damaged. I asked about getting there but no transportation was available, of course they took me. Again never in trouble before I had no idea what to expect. I asked if she knew of any REALLY GOOD Attorneys she said of course & gave me Mr. Martinez cell #. She went on to explain how hard Mr. Martinez worked for them when her husband had been arrested. She told me when she contacted Mr. Martinez who by they way DOES answer his personal cell all of the time, unless he is in court, or just absolutely not able to talk. He explained everything, he reassured her that he would start working immediately on their case. She went on to explain how Mr. Martinez was able to get her husband completely cleared and the couple of days he was in jail was considered time served. She passed this on to me and wished me luck. Just a small bit the yards that keep your vehicles brutally rip you off because they know no pay, no play you have no other option. After about 3 hours I began my trip back home but all of the roads where closed first time for 13 hrs on the road is mind torture. I said let me try to call Mr. Martinez. After always watching the prison series on tv I was terrified of what my future would be I just knew I was going to prison especially in TX as tough as they are. Sure enough Mr. Martinez answered his phone immediately and asked me about what happened. He listened to me without even interrupting once. When I finished explaining and asking how long would I serve he calmed me immediately and explained how it works. He also explained about remaining positive. Mr. Martinez previously was a prosecutor for Harris County as he explained about his experience and trying at the same time to keep me calm. I asked him what did he think it would cost, he gave me a great price but what did I know. I can tell you now that he and Natalies work and dedication to my case was easily worth double. He agreed to accept the case and worked out an incredible payment plan. That’s when he gave me his assistant Mrs. Natalie’s information and from the moment I called her she was like an angel, especially for having to put up with me for months. Mr. Martinez met me at court for my first appearance, as soon as I met him for the first time he walked in and you realized he was speaking the truth about his knowledge, relationships with others, and his extreme confidence. But you also noticed instantly the respect he had and that he gave right back. He immediately had one charge completely dropped and started working on the second one beginning his/my case. Mr. Martinez did have to settle me down one day again & tell me bluntly he does not function on negativity only on being positive. From that moment on I was ok. After a few appearances Mr. Martinez got me a deal that I never dreamed would happen! During my case and completing it they both stood by my side with incredible advice and a little counseling at times. After I completed they still were there and are too this day! Please don’t fool around with other attorneys! If you value your life/time don’t waste a moment, call them immediately! You are not just a number they treat you with respect, and like family. I watched these other idiot attorneys just plea out immediately clients and realized that I had made one of the best decisions in my life. Natalie has/was always there for me and my wife. Again PLEASE call immediately so you can have the best!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I had read reviews about Herman so I called. His assistant Natalie instantly answered. She said Herman would give me a call and he immediately called me. In a time I felt terrified, he set all that aside. I hired him, he handled it all. Very recommended but do your part too.
Response from Herman Martinez January 13, 2020
Thank you for kind words. You are so right about having to do your part as well. It is a team effort and your engagement is welcomed. Sometimes we do everything we can, but if the client can not do their part it is all for naught.
Posted by Veronica | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly professional!
He's very professional he handled my case very well , he saved my license , he saved me from going to jail and he did what expect him to do - I highly recommend him. I tell you , you shouldn't look any further. A friend of my recommend him to me and of course I researched him and she wasn't wrong - he will do his best to get the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Martinez helped me get the best possible outcome for my case and kept me informed every step of the way. He was able to save my driver's license from being suspended. His office has a system set up where I get to have access to my case 24/7. He made it easy to reach him by giving me his personal cell phone number. There was always a live person that would answer the phones anytime I called and if Mr. Martinez was not available he always called me back. I knew what was going to happen with my case and what I would be responsible for completing. It was overall a great experience in a very stressful time. If you want to be informed and feel like someone really cares about you and the outcome of your case, go with The Martinez Law Firm.
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Posted by Tommy | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Herman Martinez is a good lawyer.
I had something that I needed a non- disclosure for. Mr. Martinez- cleared it up that next week. Additionally, I also used the services of this lawyer for a DWI- delivered on that too. Also mentionable- was Natalie his assistant: she really made me feel secure and confident during the process. Martinez law firm- solid choice for your legal dealings.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome First (and last) Experience In Criminal System
This was my first time dealing with the criminal court system. I met with three attorneys and called several others to handle my DWI case. I am the personality that stresses about detail and how someone presents themselves and the words they use. I was leery of Mr. Martinez at first for three main reasons. First, he seemed like a fast talker. Second, his price was quite a bit lower than the other attorneys. Third, it seemed like I would just be another case in his queue and I would get little attention. After reading a lot of reviews and talking to Mr. Martinez a few more times, I specifically told him my concerns about him and he candidly addressed them. I decided to hire him. From that day forward, the experience was awesome. They immediately gave me a rundown of expectations and set me up in their awesome MyCase system. This is a portal that centralizes all things related to your case and all communications. It is very helpful and easy to use. After I hired him, I tried to analyze everything, strategize for Mr. Martinez, asked him a lot of questions, and suggest he do certain things. Then, on one call with him, a calm came over me and I decided to just let him do his job. He and his assistant, Natalie, were very responsive to inquiries and they kept me updated whenever they received new information. My arrest happened at the beginning of Feb 2019 and the case was dismissed on 9/12/2019. I only had to go to the courthouse one time and that was only for a few minutes. In the end, he was a fast talker because he has so much experience and it just flows for him, his prices are lower because he has a system and process and place, and I absolutely did not feel like just another case in his queue. He and Natalie were always available and were very personable. I hope I never need his services again but if I do, I will not hesitate to call him. If I ever hear someone that needs his type of services, I will definitely refer them to Mr. Martinez. If you are on the fence about picking an attorney, do not hesitate to hire Herman Martinez.
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Posted by Adalberto | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy
Mr. Martinez and Natalie worked to dismiss charges in my case. From a felony to a dwi both dedicated to keep me updated and in top of my case and managed to get both dissmissed highly recommend it to anyone else.
Posted by Alajah | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and dedicated!
I hired Mr.Martinez July of last year and from the start him and Natalie both were very professional, helpful and dedicated to helping me with a DWI that I recieved. I was facing losing my career and they were very concerned with my situation and helping me through it. Mr.Martinez was able to help me get my case dismissed and also keep my career! Amazing lawyer and would 100% recommended to anyone in a similar situation. Thank you Natalie and Herman for all of your help!
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Posted by Johana | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated attorney
I can highly recommend Herman's law office to anyone seeking legal help. Herman will manage any case in the most professional and efficient matter possible throughtout the whole legal proccess. I highly recommend Herman due to his willingness to get your case dismissed!!! Thank you for your wonderful services and for going above and beyond for me!
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good choice to hire Herman Martinez
We hired Herman when our son was arrested for DUI. Herman helped us get through this complicated process and we're pleased with the outcome of his case. We wouldn't have wanted to do this alone.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Martinez handled our case
Mr. Martinez and Natalie worked to dismiss charges in our case. The complaining witness had retracted her statement and Mr. Martinez got the case dismissed after completing an anger management course. He is now working on an expungement.
Posted by Rob | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Houston Attorney
My spouse and I used Mr. Martinez for a domestic trial where the DA took things into their own hands. He and his team handled all the intricacies of scheduling the court date and such. When it came time for trial we were able to get a much better deal than anticipated from the judge. Herman gave us the best case outcome in an unfortunate scenario. Natalie is amazing to work with as well!
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Posted by eloi | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney!
Years after DUI resolution, still giving excellent support with under 24 hour turn around for court motions. During the court process, he was always concise and prompt. I walked passed many people sitting around waiting on their attorney to show up instead of getting stuck for hours in court. He'll keep you out of jail and from dealing with unnecessary conditions.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted, a MUST hire!
Zero regrets hiring Herman to represent me. Trusted, knowledgeable and wouldn't have been able to get through the process without him. First impressions are everything and the first impression was a very good one. Right away, he called and eased my mind. You will be in good hands, worth the money. The road to this won't be easy, do as you are told, trust Herman.
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Posted by Javier | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer excellent work
I got charged with felony intoxicated assault with a vehicle i have a CDL Mr. Martinez helped me from the start with a payment plan explaine every possible outcome was very realistic but confiden that he could help me and he did i was looking at 2 to 10 years and loosing my license he got the charges down to a class B misdemeanor 2 years probation and i still have my license. I recommend Mr. Martinez 100% if anyone is looking for a great lawyer
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Posted by jesse | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
3rd DWI
For starters, I am not from Houston or angleton. A small town where I picked up my 3rd DWI. I searched the web for days. after speaking with several attorneys, none made me feel like I can trust in them. I came across Mr. Martinez. I didn't think much after leaving a voice mail on a sunday evening. But when I received a call back that night from, Mr. Martinez himself. I felt like made the right decision. He was straight forward with me in the circumstances, what I was up against. Being charged with a 3rd DWI in Texas is no gamble. I needed the best. Mr Martinez was my choice in getting me the greatest outcome on my case. He may just be yours aswell.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Martinez Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • City of Houston
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Madrid Martinez & Associates
  • 1999 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District's Office
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Brown, Simms & White
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Briefing Attorney
  • 334th District Court (Harris County)
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Dismissed
  • DWI Dismissed
  • dismissed

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • General Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Hispanic Professional Organization
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top DWI Lawyer
  • H Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer-nomination
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Order of the Lytae
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1995
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Youth Conference
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Radio Uncion
  • Criminal Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (17)
Endorse Herman
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly trust Herman with my referrals. I exclusively practice personal injury and a criminal charge against one of my clients could really hurt the personal injury case I am handling. When one of my clients needs help with a criminal matter, I get Herman Martinez involved."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed him personally for 16 years at the courthouse as he advocates so hard for every client, every accused person and for every cause in favor of a defendant. He shows an excellent grasp of all areas of criminal defense and works tirelessly for every person in his care. His clients are lucky to have him in their corner because he backs away from no fight, yet always maintains his professional demeanor. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He offers fantastic representation"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Herman. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Herman is a great lawyer. He and I opposed each other several times over the years. Although he always fought hard for his clients, he always maintained his professionalism and prosecutors, judges, and juries would listen to him. Now that we're both defense attorneys, Herman and I often discuss cases with each other and bounce ideas off each other. I am proud to endorse Herman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Herman is in the courthouse every single day. He is always willing to fight for his clients, and he never backs down. He is a great lawyer who is also willing to lend a helping hand to fellow attorneys in the community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Other
"Herman Martinez is a great legal mind that will work tirelessly in order to achieve a great outcome for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in Criminal Law, especially when it comes to DWI matters. Herman has helped me throughout the years as a mentor, friend and cousin. His accomplishments and resume speak for themselves, a true leader in his field. He has helped mold me into the lawyer I am today and the lawyer I strive to become."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Herman is a very good criminal defense lawyer who is respected by his opponents, peers, and clients because of his ability, personality, and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Herman understands that his clients are facing a very stressful time and works to insure they fully understand all possible outcomes. He then follows that by giving them the best defense possible. Herman is a lawyer you can trust when your liberty is at stake."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have personally witnessed the fine work of this lawyer on cases I have sent to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Herman does great work. I know I can trust my clients with him."
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