About Martinez & Associates PLLC
Texas Lawyer Magazine has recognized Martinez & Associates as earning “Top Texas Verdict & Settlement” honors for five out of the past seven years (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, & 2017).
Our practice is a member of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the Mexican-American Bar Associates and Texas Bar Associations.
Additionally, all our work is done on a contingency basis.
To schedule your FREE consultation, give us a call at 210-337-1111.
Attorney Desi I. Martinez
Attorney Desi I. Martinez represents only "the folks," whether that means helping them stand up against the power of corporations, the government, or insurance companies. Desi has earned a reputation for taking cases to court that other attorneys may feel are not winnable. Known for his authentic and engaging personality, Desi's trial work has been recognized throughout the state of Texas. In 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Desi was recognized by VeridictSearch in their annual Top Texas Verdicts and Settlements publication. In 2017 and 2019, Desi was recognized by TopVerdict.com for having two separate verdicts in their Texas Top 100 verdicts for all practice areas. Additionally, he has been chosen by Scene in San Antonio magazine as one of their "Best Lawyers" every single year since 2009. He was honored in 2021, when thousands of San Antonio Express News readers voted the firm of Martinez & Associates, PLLC, as the “Best Law Firm” in all of San Antonio, from amongst every law firm in the city. In 2021, Desi was inducted into The American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), an invitation-only national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges. Less than 1 percent of licensed attorneys in America have been selected for the honor of ABOTA membership.
Starting school in West Germany, Mr. Martinez had lived in South, Central, & West Texas, before graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was also able to study abroad at the Queen’s College of Oxford University in Oxford, England. Desi is an alumnus of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College and its graduate program, which is considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in America. Desi is a proud member of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association and Texas Trial Lawyers Association, organizations dedicated to protecting citizens and their constitutionally protected right to fair and impartial trials.
Attorney Rick B. Rodriguez
Rick B. Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio and is a first generation Mexican-American whose parents emigrated from Mexico in pursuit of economic opportunities. Rick graduated from Mac Arthur High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Mary's University, as well as his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. Upon receiving his license to practice law in Texas, Rick became an associate attorney with Shelton & Valdez, P.C., where he represented businesses in all areas of civil litigation throughout South Texas. In 2006, Rick left Shelton & Valadez in order to help found the law firm of Blazquez, Rodriguez, & Zenner, PLLC. He subsequently left that firm to start his own, where he represented individuals and businesses in all forms of civil litigation. Rick's commitment to his clients and community was inspired by the work ethic and struggles his parents endured to succeed in their new country.
In November of 2014, Rick accepted an Of Counsel position with Martinez & Associates, PLLC, where he now represents individuals and businesses involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with a contract and resolving all forms of business disputes. Additionally, he represents individuals in all areas of personal injury involving auto and trucking accidents, wrongful death and workplace injuries.
Whether advocating for a client pre-litigation or preparing for trial, Rick's determination and commitment ensures his client's interests are always well represented.
Attorney Mark Acuna
Mark Acuna is a veteran of the courtroom, joining Martinez & Associates with over 25 years of experience as a trial attorney. Mr. Acuna started his career as a solo practitioner, handling all manner of legal disputes. His professional focus soon became litigation in all areas of personal injury and employment law, to include discrimination, wrongful termination, wage & hour disputes, non-subscriber injuries and similar practice areas.
Throughout his career, Mr. Acuna has successfully prosecuted claims against some of the largest corporations and governmental entities in the country. In addition to being licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas, Mr. Acuna has also been admitted in federal court, having successfully argued cases before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals.