Benigno Martinez

Law Offices of Benigno Trey Martinez
1201 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520-7057
(956) 550-4867
www.southtxlaw.com


Trey Martinez was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. After completing high school at St. Joseph's Academy in Brownsville, Texas, he had the good fortune of attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He received two majors, one in political science and one in psychology. He came back to Texas to go to law school at the University of Texas in Austin. While in law school, he was elected as class president. After graduation, he went on to be a law clerk to Judge Reynaldo G. Garza on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Upon completing his clerkship, he became an Assistant United States Attorney. At the age of 25, besides being one of the youngest prosecutors the United States Government had ever hired, he successfully tried a number of cases to juries. He left the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2000 and has since been a lawyer in private practice doing what he loves best; argue cases to juries, although now he concentrates on civil cases. He has been very successful in his practice and has now dedicated a lot of time to improving both the practice of law as well as defending the rights of those who cannot defend themselves. He serves on several statewide legal boards and is actively involved in the community. He loves spending time with his kids in their various activities and cooking for his family.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D. - May, 1996
Honors: Permanent Class President
Honors: President, Student Bar Association, Spring 1996
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
B.A. - May, 1993
Major: Political Science and Psychology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Cameron County Young Lawyers, President, 2000 - 2001
Cameron County Young Lawyers, President Elect, 1999 - 2000
Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
Texas Rural Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2002
Appleseed, Board of Directors, 2002 - Present
American Bar Association, Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
State Bar College, Member, 2002 - Present
University of Texas at Brownsville / Texas Southmost College, Board Member - Development Board

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

United States Attorney's Office Department of Justice, Brownsville, Texas, Assistant United States Attorney, 1997 - 2000
Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, Senior Judge, United States Court Of Appeals For the Fifth Circuit, Brownsville, Texas/ New Orleans, Louisana, Law Clerk, 1996 - 1997