Nathanial L. Martinez

Associate
Direct: (214) 888-3114
Mobile: (512) 659-4504
Fax: (214) 888-3109
Email: nmartinez@palterlaw.com
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From a very early age, Nathanial Martinez has always been considered by himself and others to be a natural ADVOCATE. From his nationally acclaimed accomplishments in high school debate to his many accolades for oral advocacy in law school to his affable presence in front of a jury, Nathanial is not one to shy away from fighting for a cause. Nathanial understands the importance of having a great communicator in your corner and his natural talents make him the ideal person to represent clients with a variety of legal challenges that may not always get resolved before trial.


Education:

J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2010

B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.

Bio:

Nathanial L. Martinez is an attorney with experience in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court in several areas of practice. His experience includes pursuing and defending claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, trademark infringement, unfair competition, tortious interference, conspiracy, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Mr. Martinez also has extensive experience in constitutional law, employment litigation, trust and estate litigation, and consumer and debt defense. Mr. Martinez also has represented a variety of small-business owners and medical and health professionals before state agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Mr. Martinez received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Mr. Martinez then attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and graduated in 2010.

While in law school, Mr. Martinez was a member of the BYU Law Review, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and served on the BYU Moot Court Board of Advocates. He was also selected to represent his school at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Appellate Advocacy Competition. In addition, Mr. Martinez received the J. Reuben Clark Faculty Award for Meritorious Achievement and Distinguished Service. During law school, Mr. Martinez served as an intern for Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Honorable Timothy Taft of the Texas First Court of Appeals.

***Texas Super Lawyers has named Nathanial Martinez on its Rising Star” list for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

To compile this list, research firm Thomson Reuters seeks nominations from the over 80,000 attorneys practicing in Texas, and selects finalists through a patented, multi-phase process. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. To be eligible for Rising Stars, a lawyer must be 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Representative Matters:

• Represented client in a jury trial before federal district Judge Joe Fish on breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and non-delivery claims, securing verdict in favor of client on all claims and an award of punitive damages.
• Represented client in a jury trial before state district Judge Gena Slaughter on breach of employment contract and fraud securing verdict in favor of client on all claims and an award of punitive damages.
• Represented client in a jury trial before a county court in Corpus Christi, Texas on claims for business disparagement and breach of contract.
• Represented employers in responding to complaints by former employees before the Texas Workforce Commission, including responding to improper claims for unemployment benefits.
• Represented dentists and orthodontists in responding to complaints by former employees before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.
• Obtained numerous confidential settlements for clients in the IT consulting industry based on breach of contract claims.
• Obtained numerous confidential settlements in favor of clients in connection with a variety of employment disputes, representing both employer and employees.
• Obtained numerous settlements for credit card and consumer debt defense clients.
• Successfully obtained settlement in favor of clients pursuing claims against school district for racial discrimination and wrongful termination.
• Served on litigation team representing U.S. manufacturer and distributor in pursuit of claims against former international licensee for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets.
• Represented citizen complaining about at-large re-districting in a North Texas city council election before the United States Department of Justice.

Professional Affiliations:

Dallas Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics
Texas Young Lawyers Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society Board
BYU Alumni Association Board
BYU Management Society

Awards / Honors:

Texas Super Lawyers has named Nathanial Martinez on its “Rising Star” list for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

To compile this list, research firm Thomson Reuters seeks nominations from the over 80,000 attorneys practicing in Texas, and selects finalists through a patented, multi-phase process. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. To be eligible for Rising Stars, a lawyer must be 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Community/Interests:

Nathanial believes in the value of serving the community. Nathanial has served as Crew Leader for his local Boy Scouts of America unit and is now his unit’s Chartered Organization Representative and serves as a Merit Badge Counselor. Nathanial also works with the youth at his church. Nathanial is an avid runner and marathoner and enjoys indoor rock climbing and soccer. When he is not serving his clients or volunteering at church, Nathanial loves to spend time with his wife, Jeanette, and his three beautiful children, Izzie, Malachi, and Elena.