Joseph D. Martinec
Mr. Martinec received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973.
Admitted to bar 1973, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas; Member: State Bar of Texas; Travis County Bar Association (President, Criminal Law and Procedure Section, 1977; President, Bankruptcy Section, 1985); Chapter 11 Trustee; District 9A Grievance Committee Panel Chairman (1993-1996); Chairman, Interagency Council for Genetic Services (1991 – 2000)*
Mr. Martinec has been in private practice in Austin since 1973, and has frequently written and presented articles on bankruptcy, creditors rights, the effects of insolvency on estate planning and family law and related matters to advanced courses sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, the Travis County Bar Association and the Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bar Section. Mr. Martinec has also been named by his peers to Best Lawyers in America from 1991 through 2016.
* Originally appointed by Gov. Bill Clements, reappointed by Gov. Ann Richards and Gov. George W. Bush