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Carla Saenz Martinez

Carla Saenz Martinez

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Carla is a 7th generation Texan, born and raised in Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas. She was a dance major at the University of Texas at Austin and obtained a BBA in Finance from the McCombs Business School. Following law school, Carla clerked at the United States Magistrate’s Office for Southern District of Texas, in Brownsville, Texas. She and her husband Tony enjoy traveling, cooking and fundraising for Catholic school education. She also enjoys reading, yoga and spending time with her extended family.

Location: Brownsville, Texas
Phone: 956-542-7441
Fax: 956-541-2170
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Carla was born and raised in Alice, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin on a dance scholarship. She received a BBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT. She and her husband Tony enjoy traveling and cooking and are active in fundraising for Catholic Schools.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury defense litigation
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Medical, Nursing Home and Pharmaceutical Malpractice Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation and Transportation Logistics
  • Professional Liability
  • Complex Personal Injury Litigation and Trial Experience

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 1985
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.B.A. – 1981
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: ADR Training: Dispute Resolution Center of Travis County: Basic 40 hour training
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Employment Sections
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • District 12 Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas , Former member
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • The William S. Sessions American Inn of Court, San Antonio, Texas, Former Barrister
  • Alumnus, The Texas Lyceum
  • St. Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas, Board Member
  • Former Advisory Committee Member, The University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Department
  • Former Board Member, Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

Past Employment Positions

  • Carla M. Saenz & Associates, PLLC, Managing Partner, 2002 – 2015
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division, U.S. Magistrate, Fidencio G. Garza, Law Clerk, 1985 – 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Basilica of San Juan del Valle, San Juan, Texas

Ancillary Businesses

  • ADR TRAINING: Dispute Resolution Center of Travis County: Basic 40 hour training

Languages

  • Spanish
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