Former Nueces County Court At-Law No. 3 Judge John B. Martinez joined Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP in 2011. Mr. Martinez spent nearly five years on the bench where he presided over criminal misdemeanor cases, probate matters, mental competency hearings and civil cases. Mr. Martinez was also the presiding administrative judge for Nueces County Courts At-Law.
Prior to becoming a judge, Mr. Martinez was an attorney at the Law Offices of Doug Allison from 2003-2006 where he primarily worked on cases involving defective products, toxic torts, personal injury and commercial litigation. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Martinez worked for the law firm of Chaves, Gonzales & Hoblit LLP.
Mr. Martinez started his legal career in Corpus Christi with the Kleberg Law Firm specializing in admiralty and maritime law, insurance defense, general commercial litigation and general civil litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice in all state courts and federal courts in the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Martinez is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an honor bestowed to only a select few attorneys in Texas. He is also a member of Mensa as well as a former member of the College of the State Bar and Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association.
Mr. Martinez received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas and his undergraduate degree in political science from Texas A&M University in College Station.
John is licensed by the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of New Mexico, the State Bar of New York, and the Bar of the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the United States Southern District of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.