Samantha Martinez

Samantha Martinez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Martinez Firm, PLLC
 | 325 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-333-3270
Fax: 713-333-3275
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Samantha has practiced Labor & Employment law for 20 years, and has been Board-certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 14 years. She is the co-author of a law school textbook, Experiencing Employment Discrimination Law, with a 2021 publication date.  She represents employees in disputes with their current and former employers in the following ways:

    • Filing EEOC or TWC charges and lawsuits for retaliation, discrimination, harassment, pay, overtime, and benefits.  
    • Helping employees manage medical issues at work, including requests for accommodations and leave.
    • Assisting clients with claims involving pregnancy and leave discrimination.
    • Reviewing severance agreements and providing advice upon termination.

    A former rape crisis counselor, Samantha also has special expertise representing victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.  

    Samantha also represents employers, with special expertise representing airlines in disputes with their labor unions.  

    Samantha is an empathetic and thoughtful advisor to her clients.  She is a fair, direct, and tough negotiator with her opponents, and is respected in her field.  She is able to synthesize complex facts and tell a coherent story, to grasp difficult legal concepts, and to provide meaningful advice.  

    About Samantha Martinez

    Admitted: 2000, Texas

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Labor and Employment Section of the Houston Bar Association, 2010

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated summa cum laude (2nd in class) from University of Houston Law Center, 2000
    • Graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, 1993

    Industry Groups

    • Airlines
    • Construction
    • Oil & Gas
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    Office Location for Samantha Martinez

    325 Heights Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77007

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    Last Updated: 10/12/2020

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