This informative article is sponsored by Farrah Martinez, Attorney at Law.
HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)—Some people need time to figure out what to do with their careers. Not so with Farrah Martinez, a Houston-based attorney who specializes in personal injury law.
“From a young age, we watched ‘Matlock’ and ‘L.A. Law,’” she said, recalling her childhood in Tamms, Illinois, in the southern part of the state. “I was always very interested in the law. I read about different things going on in the news. Politics and law have always grabbed my attention.”
She earned her undergraduate degree and moved to Dallas to be with her brother and explore her options for a legal career. While there, she worked in a law office and prepared to enter law school. She then moved to Houston to attend the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, and earned her law degree in 2005.
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She also met her husband, Roy Martinez, while in Houston. He works in the oil and gas industry, and they have two children. They also teach a marriage class at Lakewood Church.
When Martinez graduated from law school, she began her practice, which focused mostly on criminal law. She later worked for Harris County for six years as a director of legislative and legal affairs for the district clerk’s office.
In 2015, she left that role and resumed her own law practice.
“I like helping people, and that was one of my goals, to be able to talk to people and see people and have a very customer-oriented type of legal practice,” Martinez said. “In 2015, I decided to focus all my attention on helping those injured in accidents or wronged by insurance companies. By focusing, it has allowed me to increase my knowledge and understanding. It is a great asset for my clients.”
Martinez’s practice focuses on such fields as car and motorcycle accident injuries, animal and dog bites, elder care, insurance claim denials and personal injury. She also focuses on wrongful deaths, premises liability injuries and work-related accidents, among others.
Martinez said that car accident cases are the situations she sees most often.
Working with people and bringing their case to a conclusion that they’re happy with is the best part of her job, Martinez said.
“To be able to close a case out and provide maximum monetary compensation,” Martinez said. “To help clients get proper medical attention and compensation for whatever injuries they’ve suffered. When we’re able to do that it’s really fulfilling and clients are very grateful that we’re able to help them.”
Her office is in the heart of downtown Houston, but she recently opened a satellite office in the Humble area. She hopes to open a similar office in the Katy area.
“I want my office to be accessible to the surrounding areas of Houston. I would like to have an office in every part of town, eventually,” she said. Martinez currently provides free over-the-phone consultations and offers video conferencing for those clients who do not want to travel to the office. She makes every effort to utilize the latest technology to make the process convenient for the client.
Martinez is active in her professional community, serving as editor-in-chief of The Houston Lawyer magazine. Houstonia magazine named her as a top personal injury lawyer last year, as well as in 2015. She is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an invitation-only professional organization comprising top trial lawyers from each state who are under the age of 40.
To learn more about Martinez and her practice, visit her web site at injurylawyerhou.com.