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Herman Martinez

Attorney Herman Martinez graduated from the Florida State University with his Bachelor of Arts in 1990. After that, he attended the South Texas College of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1996. While there, he was proud to serve as the President of South Texas Hispanic Law Students, as well as becoming a member at the Order of Lytae, an honorary fraternity that acknowledges academic excellence.

During his time at law school, he gained experience by interning at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After becoming admitted to practice in the state of Texas, he served as a briefing attorney at the 334th District Court in Harris County from 1996 to 1997. He also served as the Court Chief Prosecutor at the Harris County District's Office.

In 1999, Mr. Martinez decided to enter into private practice and with another lawyer opened up a criminal defense firm in Houston. In 2011, he separated off onto his own to start up the Martinez Law Firm, where he works tirelessly to this day in his efforts to provide his clients with the high-quality legal assistance that they deserve. He has also served as an Associate Judge in the Houston Municipal Court since 2011.

During his legal career, Mr. Martinez has proven to be a dedicated advocate on behalf of his clients. This has not gone unnoticed. In fact, he has been proud to have maintained a "Superb" rating on AVVO and has been selected as a "Houston Top Lawyer" from 2008 to 2011. He has also been nominated for inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list before – indicating a high legal ability, as well as general commitment to clients.

Mr. Martinez currently provides legal commentary for a local radio station and has also made several appearances on local TV shows discussing the latest news. Mr. Martinez currently maintains membership in the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, National College for DUI Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association. He is also a member of the Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Harris County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston.

As a dedicated criminal lawyer, he has made it his goal to provide clients with the high-quality legal assistance that they truly deserve in complex cases. With a focus on helping those who have been criminally charged with allegedly drinking and driving, he is known for going above and beyond in helping build effective defense strategies on behalf of those that we work with. With over 15 years of experience, he has been proud to help countless residents throughout Houston to protect their legal rights.

To learn more, read what previous clients have to say about working with him:

“I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation regarding your handling of my DWI case. I didn't know you from Adam and called you only because a friend recommended you. I cannot fathom what you did above and beyond the call of duty to facilitate this conclusion of my case. Thanks again for all you did.”


“I really wanted to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your savvy advice and wanted to let you know that I have taken the whole thing to heart. Your kindness and attitude will be remembered. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all of your help and professionalism during a most difficult time in my life."


"Mr. Martinez and his staff handled my case in a professional manner from the first phone call and meeting as well as throughout the process. During our meetings Mr. Martinez explained step by step the processes and what to expect. Mr. Martinez is very knowledgeable about the law which led to the dismissal of my case."


"Mr. Martinez did a great job in handling my DWI case. He answered every question I had and explained everything to me so that I was able to understand the situation with my case. He kept me very well informed of what was going on with my case and what the next step would be. I was always able to get in contact with him whenever I needed to ask questions or if I didn't understand something about my case. Overall, he did an outstanding job in representing me. I just want to say Thank you to Mr. Martinez and his staff for the great job they did in handling my DWI case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Martinez to my family and friends.


“Thank you so much, Herman, for your help in getting the bail amount down - that exceeded my expectations. I'm very happy to have you and Mario representing me, even more so after seeing and hearing some of these other (seemingly less professional) lawyers around the courts.”

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