THOMAS A. MARTIN
Attorney-at-Law
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 interview.

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 those documents?
-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 as mediation.