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Attorney Desi I. Martinez
Attorney Desi I. Martinez represents only "the folks", whether that means helping them against the incredible power of the government, corporations or insurance companies. Desi has earned a reputation for taking cases to court that other attorneys feel is beyond their ability to win. Known for his personal and engaging style, Desi's trial work has been recognized statewide. In 2012, 2013, and again in 2015, Desi was recognized by VeridictSearch in their annual "Top Texas Verdicts and Settlements" publication. Also, he was selected by Texas Monthly Magazine as a "Super Lawyer: Rising Star" for 2014 and 2016. Locally, he has been chosen by Scene in San Antonio Magazine as one of their "Best Lawyers" every single year since 2009.
Desi is an alumnus of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, and graduate program, considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in America. Since 2011, he has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honor society composed of the best trained attorneys in Texas. Desi considers himself a proud member of the San Antonio Trial Lawyer's Association and Texas Trial Lawyer's Association.
Attorney Damond Garza
Damond Kelly Garza has spent his entire professional career in trial work and preparation. Upon finishing his law degree, Damond was selected by his law school faculty as a national member of the Order of the Barristers.
Damond then spent the first five years of his career refining his litigation skills while representing some of the largest insurance companies and multi-national corporations in the world. This invaluable experience has prepared Damond to now help individuals in their fight against those very same corporations.
Damond is an alumnus of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in America. He is also a proud member of the San Antonio Trial Lawyer's Association and Texas Trial Lawyer's Association
Attorney Rick B. Rodriguez
Rick B. Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and is a first generation Mexican-American whose parents immigrated from Mexico in pursuit of economic opportunities. Rick graduated from Mac Arthur High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Mary's University, as well as 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 the South Texas region. In 2006, Rick left Shelton & Valadez, P.C. in order to help found the law firm of Blazquez, Rodriguez, & Zenner, PLLC, and 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 represents individuals and businesses involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with a contract, and resolving all forms of business disputes. Additionally, Rick specializes in representing 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 to his client ensures his client's interests are well represented.
Attorney Jonathan Ashton
Jonathan Ashton is a native of Austin, Texas. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in English from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
While attending St. Mary’s in San Antonio, Jonathan worked hard to gain the right mix of practical and academic experience in the legal profession. As a Staff Writer and Associate Editor for the THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, Jonathan utilized his skills as a writer and editor to publish articles advocating for underrepresented groups in our society. As a law clerk, Jonathan began his legal career in insurance defense litigation at Krenek & Heinemeyer, PC in San Antonio. Defending claims for major insurance carriers like U.S.A.A. helped Jonathan gain valuable insight into the way large corporations fight injury cases in an increasingly complex healthcare industry. Later on, Jonathan joined the law firm of Rosie Alvarado, PC, also in San Antonio, where he gained a new perspective from the plaintiff’s side. Representing injury victims and victims of civil rights abuses, in both state and federal courts, Jonathan developed a passion for trial advocacy and helping clients who need a strong voice on their side that is willing stand up against the tremendous power of wealthy insurance companies and government institutions.
Throughout his career, Jonathan has participated in all aspects of litigation from investigating claims and interviewing potential clients, to negotiating with insurance companies, drafting petitions, conducting discovery, drafting motions, attending hearings, preparing for trials, and arguing appeals.
Whether you’ve had a car accident, been hurt on the job, or experienced any life-changing injury caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of others, you can trust Jonathan Ashton to skillfully navigate the legal system and vigorously uphold your rights.
Attorney Mark Acuna
Mark Acuna is a veteran of the courtroom. He joins 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. However, his focus soon became litigation in all areas of personal injury and employment law, to include discrimination, wrongful termination, wage & hour disputes, non-subscriber injuries, etc.,.
Mr. Acuna has successfully prosecuted claims against some of the largest corporations and governmental entities in the country. In addition to his license 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.