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, 2022 and again in 2023 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. Recently, 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 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.