Mario Martinez


Licensed by the Supreme Court, State of Texas to practice law, (1963); Admitted to the United States Court for the Western District of Texas (1963);
Admitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1965); Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1992); Admitted to the United States Court of Claims (1982); Licensed in the United States Supreme Court (1979); Qualified as expert witness in legal malpractice litigation in civil and criminal proceedings.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS: Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas (1965-1967); United States Commissioner (1967-1971); United States Magistrate (1971-1973); Practicing attorney (1973-present).

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, Texas Western College, (1957); U. S. Army Missile & Field Artillery School, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, (1958); LLB, University of Texas School of Law, (1963).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: State Bar of Texas (1963 - 2007); Director (1989 - 1991); Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (1979 - 1980); Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Director (1975 - 1980); American Judicature Society (1967 - 1973); State Bar of Texas - Grievance Committee (1974-82; 1980-86; 1992-95); Chair, State Bar of Texas, 17A Grievance Committee (1980 -1982); Chair (1992-1995); El Paso County Bar Association (1963 - 2005). Director (1974 -1976); El Paso Bar Association Ethics Committee (1963 - 1970; 2002 - 2004); El Paso Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, Chair (2002 - 2007); Federal Bar Association (1975-1980); National Association of United States Commissioners (1967 - 1971); National Council of United States Magistrates (1971 - 1973); Mexican American Bar Association of El Paso. Director (1979 - 1980); Sustaining Life Fellow. Texas Bar Foundation. (1989 - 2008); Advisor Director, Texas Bar Foundation. (1994 - 1996); Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Standing Committee, State Bar of Texas (1993 - 1996); State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust, Trustee (2001 - 2002) Chair (2002 - 05); State Bar of Texas.Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee (2001-08); State Bar of Texas Law Focused Education, Inc., Director (2006-2008); El Paso Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, Chair (2004 - 2008).

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Civil Service Commission, City of El Paso, (1977-1980); Catholic Counseling Service, President, Director; Cerebral Palsy of El Paso, Inc. Director; Kiwanis Club of El Paso (1970 - 2005); Campfire Girls of El Paso (founding director); National Council of Christians and Jews; University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, Director (1989-1990); Executive Committee (2005-2008); Chair, El Paso County Civil Service Commission (1993-1996); Foundation For the Diocese of El Paso, Director (2000 - 2002).

RECOGNITIONS-HONORS/LECTURER: Certificate of Meritorious Service in defense of indigents (1977); Who’s Who in American Law (1st Edition 1977); State Bar of Texas. Presidential Citation. (1990); State Bar of Texas. Citation as Outstanding Chairperson, Grievance Committee, (1995).

Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas; Procedures Of Revised Rules Of Professional Conduct (1990); Deceptive Trade Practice Seminar; Overview Of Texas Disciplinary Rules Of Professional Conduct (1991); El Paso County Bar Association; Revised Texas Rules Of Disciplinary Procedure (1992); Mexican-American Bar Association of El Paso County; Defense Against Grievance (1994); El Paso County Insurance Defense Association; Defense Against Grievance. (1995); University of Texas School of Law; Attorney’s Adherence To The Rules Of Professional Conduct. (1995); Ethics and Malpractice Seminar. (1996); Poverty Law Seminar (1996); Family Law and The Military (2007)

LANGUAGE CAPABILITY: Spanish, read, write speak

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