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Lionel Martin

Employment and labor Attorney at Sugar Land, TX

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Lionel Martin

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 21 years
    Colorado - CO 24 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1999
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Lionel

Learn Lionel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of employment law, from Overtime and minimum wage claims; Wrongful discharge claims for discrimination based on an employee’s race/color, national origin, sex/sexual harassment, pregnancy, religion, retaliation, age or disability; Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing non-compete agreements; Representing employers and former employees in prosecuting or defending non-compete agreements and trade secrets; severance agreements; and employment contracts.

    25 years

  2. Litigation

    25 years

  3. Business

    25 years

Honest, responsive, and focused on achievieving results that are important to my clients. From the initial consultation I focus on defining what is important to you and then formulating a plan to give you the best chance of achieving those goals. I will always tell you the truth about your situation, the strengths and weaknesses, so together we can make informed decisions on appropriate courses of action.

I have extensive experience in employment law and business litigation.

I have successfully represented individuals and a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies in complex and significant legal matters in state and federal courts in Texas and throughout the United States.

Prior to my private law practice, I served in the United States Army as a Captain and Judge Advocate General (JAG). As a JAG, I regularly advised senior Army leaders on the rules of engagement and the law of war.

I also served as the lead prosecutor for two combat brigades where he successfully prosecuted a variety of felonies, including murder, attempted murder, assault, larceny, identity theft, and drug distribution. I currently serve in the United States Army Reserve as a Major.

Recognized in H Texas Magazin as one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" and one of "Houston's Top Young Professionals on the Fast Track,"I am also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a former director of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and a past Co-Editor of the Harris County Bench Book. In addition, I regularly give back to the community by representing indigent clients through Fort Bend Lawyers Care, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and Texas Appleseed. I am a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association and a graduate of the Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy.

I am licensed to practice in all Texas and Colorado State Courts. I am also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and my law degree from the University of Houston Law 

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Lionel Martin
12946 S. Dairy Ashford
Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX, 77478

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Rebecca | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring and Trusted Attorney
I retained Lionel and team as my counsel for an employment case. From the beginning, I knew he had my best interest at heart. It was a long road that was not always easy and he always remained professional and firm with opposing counsel. He has to be the most patient attorney ever, I had never been involved in a lawsuit before; therefore, I naturally asked a lot of questions and reviewed a number of scenarios during our meetings. I never once felt like he was rushing me or watching the clock. He was super thorough with his legal explanations and he was always very responsive. Most importantly, Garcia-Martin & Martin have a tremendous amount of compassion for their clients and they will fight for you. I cannot express my gratitude enough, if you need legal counsel, Garcia-Martin & Martin is the team for you!
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Posted by JC | March 16, 2015
Highly Recommended Attorney with honesty and integrity!
Lionel has assisted me personally as well as several of my clients with a range of legal needs. He is always prompt, direct, and knowledgeable. He and his team communicate clearly what to expect and follow up in a timely manner. I recommend him with confidence!
Posted by Adam | March 13, 2015
Great ethical legal advise at affordable rates!
I have known and used Melissa and Lionel Martin for legal matters for years. They are professional attorneys that I know and trust and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy expert that has their best interest at heart.


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Attorney
  • Garcia-Martin & Martin, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Greenberg Taurig
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • McFall, Sherwood & Breitbeil, PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Tekell Book
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Reserve Attorney
  • US Army Jag Corps
  • 2002 - 2014
  • Judge Advocate General
  • U S Army
  • 1999 - 2002
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  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Executive Compensation
  • Over $2 million settlement
  • Litigation
  • Received Summary Judgment in wrongful death case


  • Access Health
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fort Bend Lawyers Care
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Central Fort Bend Chamber - Hispanic Business Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chair/Editor, Bench Book Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2003 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Houston's Top Lawyer - Employment Law & Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Houston's Top Lawyers -- Employment Law
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer -- Employment Law
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Attorneys in Fort Bend County
  • Living Magazine
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Young Professionals on the Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2007
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy
  • Graduate
  • 2007
  • Houston's Top Young Professionals on the Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Veterans Initiative
  • Employment Law for Veterans
  • 2014
  • UH Small Business Development Center
  • Business and Employment Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (27)
Endorse Lionel
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer on employment litigation matters."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is the attorney that I always recommend for employment matters. The people I referred him are very happy with his services. I will definitely continue referring him my clients and friends. I highly recommend his services. He is very professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lionel and I have collaborated on a number of matters. His analysis and perspective were very valuable in achieving the best possible result for our mutual client. I heartily endorse this attorney"
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lionel is an impressive lawyer who pays great attention to all aspects of his practice. He is constantly looking for ways to better his clients' experience."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Martin professionally since early 2014 and do not hesitate to endorse him. He has a well-run practice, is highly respected in the legal community, and is a knowledgable and experienced litigator and negotiator."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Lionel and his team to anyone looking for a competent, experienced attorney, who pays attention to each client's unique needs, and produces effective and successful results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"Lionel is incredibly smart and compassionate. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lionel is a very knowledgeable attorney. I have enjoyed having to opportunity to get to know him."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lionel is a talented trial attorney who will fight tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He goes into the court room focused on the desired end result."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in his areas of law."
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Sugar Land Employment and labor Lawyer Lionel Martin
Lionel Martin
Employment and labor Attorney
Sugar Land, TX
Licensed for 24 years