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
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2002||12/05/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|The Houston Lawyer||Local Hero||2009|
|University of Houston Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Wisconsin, Whitewater||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Veterans Initiative||Employment Law for Veterans||2014|
|UH Small Business Development Center||Business and Employment Law||N/A|
|Executive Compensation||Over $2 million settlement|
|Litigation||Received Summary Judgment in wrongful death case|
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