THOMAS A. MARTIN
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents clients throughout Southeast Texas, including the cities of Houston, Galveston, Memorial, River Oaks, West University,
Clear Lake, League City, Sugar Land, Pearland, Beaumont, Hempstead, Katy, Conroe, and all the communities in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Wharton Counties.
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents individuals
facing serious felony charges in both state and federal trial
and appellate courts. We represent people facing felony
charges from drugs to murder, and have developed an
emphasis on sex crimes (both adult and child offenses).
In our commercial litigation practice, we represent small
business owners facing "bet the business" litigation
prospects if the opposing side wins.
With our family law practice, we cherish the opportunity to
represent parents, especially fathers, who need a divorce
and want to keep or get custody of their kids.
HOW DO I PREPARE AND WHAT SHOULD I TAKE TO THE FIRST INTERVIEW?
Plan to go to the first interview with an open mind. You do not have to decide to employ
the lawyer with whom you are interviewing until you have had time to think about the
When you go to your initial meeting, it is important to have with you a written summary
or detailed notes outlining your problem, and include:
-Names, addresses and phone numbers of all persons or companies involved; and
-All documents which are part of your case, including those you may have received from
a lawyer or a court, receipts, contracts, medical bills, repair estimates, checks, etc.
Some lawyers may ask you to deliver written materials in advance of your first
interview in order to have adequate time to review them. You may prefer to provide
copies at the initial interview.
Prepare a list of questions for the lawyer, such as:
-Are you specialized and/or experienced in my type of problem?
-Will you or one of your associates be handling my case?
-Will you regularly contact me about my case's status?
-Will I be provided with copies of all important documents, and will there be a charge for
-Will I be able to make the final decision on my case?
-What is your estimate of time needed to complete my case?
REMEMBER: When you hire a lawyer, the lawyer will be working for you. He or she should
be genuinely interested in your problem and in giving you the best possible advice. The
lawyer may not be able to accomplish everything you wish because of the facts or the
laws that apply in your case. Many times the best advice a lawyer can give will be to
avoid court action. He or she may suggest other methods to resolve your matter, such