Jenny L. Martinez

Jenny L. Martinez

Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Committee; Co-Chair Commercial Litigation Section

  • Banking and Financial Institution Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors Rights Litigation

Jenny Martinez represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes involving real estate, banking, insurance, employment, contracts and collections. Jenny is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jenny received a J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1999 and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from Southern Methodist University in 1995. While at SMU, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the Publicity Chairman of the Political Science Symposium. She was also a Chief Counsel at the SMU Legal Clinic, a research assistant to Professor Ellen Smith Pryor, Law School Director for Texas Women Lawyers and the Treasurer of the SMU Women in Law.

Reflecting the excellence of her practice, she has twice been recognized among "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, honoring the top 5% of attorneys in the state of Texas, and chosen multiple times to the list of Texas Rising Stars, as one of the most highly regarded young attorneys in the state.

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  • Representative Experience

    Representative Experience

    Commercial Litigation

    • Represented non-profit religious organization in litigation and arbitration involving allegations of breach of contract, copyright infringement, libel and RICO
    • Represented financial institution in litigation and arbitration involving a breach of aircraft lease, repossession of aircraft, fraud investigation, criminal conviction and recovery under fidelity bond
    • Represented Fortune 500 Company in litigation and arbitration involving environmental and complex contractual indemnity issues
    • Represented international manufacturing and technology company in class action litigation involving allegations of breach of warranty and consumer fraud
    • Represented international life insurance and pension company in class action litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud
    • Represented publicly-traded healthcare services company in litigation involving foreclosure of nursing facility, breach of promissory notes, bankruptcy, contractual indemnity and recovery of deficiency
  • Honors & Awards

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected to the list of Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2015 - 2016
    • Selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" byD Magazine, 2012, 2014
    • Selected to the list of Thomson Reuters' "Texas Rising Stars" as published in Texas Monthlyand Texas Super Lawyers (Rising Stars Edition) magazines, 2008, 2009
    • Founding Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Admitted Practice

    Admitted Practice

    • State Courts of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Member

    Member

    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
  • Education

    Education

    • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
    • Southern Methodist University (B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 1995)