Larry L. Martin
call 972 349-2240
fax 972 931-9208
Dallas family lawyer Larry L. Martin focuses his efforts and skills toward achieving the goals of his clients through negotiating agreements when possible, and litigating when satisfactory agreements cannot be reached. Agreements and settlements preserve relationships, lower stress and lower costs. The know-how, experience and willingness to litigate actually facilitate reaching agreements.
Larry believes that one of his most important tasks is to advise and assist family law clients while they are experiencing some of the most difficult periods of their lives. He believes in being accessible when he is needed – day or night. He routinely provides his cellular telephone number to clients.
One of the first questions he will ask you is to let him know the goals that you seek. The next step is to analyze the facts and law to plan the best means to accomplish realistic goals. Larry considers one of his most important jobs to fully inform his client so that the client may make excellent decisions. He is candid, but understanding. He is a staunch advocate for achieving the goals of his clients, but realistic.
He has provided representation in a multitude of complex cases. He is one of the few Texas divorce and family law attorneys who can truly master all the moving parts of high-dollar, multiple-asset, document-intensive cases.
Because of his tenacity and attention to detail, Larry is often brought into complex cases. His knowledge, ability and approach have thrust him into the top ranks of Texas family lawyers. He is routinely asked to write and speak at continuing legal education seminars. Larry has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1996. Larry has been selected to the list of Texas Super Lawyers published in Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003 (Thomson Reuters) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, 2008-2017).
Larry is a past President of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, an organization restricted to about 450 board certified Texas family law attorneys. He is one of only approximately 125 Texas lawyers admitted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a past President of the Texas Chapter. He is a Master in the Annette Stewart American Inn of Court and served two terms on the Board of that organization.
Larry Martin and the other family lawyers at Geary, Porter & Donovan, P.C., are available to speak to nonprofit groups and company gatherings all across North Texas. To check availability or to book any GPD attorney to speak to your group, please contact Mr. Martin directly at 972-349-2240.
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Areas of Practice
State Bar of Texas, 1986
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1986 (Juris Doctor)(With Honors)
- Order of the Barristers
- Order of the Coif
- Moot Court Competition
- Southwestern Law Journal, Member, Board of Editors
University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, 1983 (B.A., Bachelor of Arts)
Awards & Honors
Board Certified in Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Super LawyersThomson Reuters, 2003-2020
Texas Super Lawyers - 15 Years of RecognitionThomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward White, 2008-2020
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell, 2020
Professional Associations and Memberships
Board Certified, Family Law 1996; Re-certified 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016
Member, State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association – Family Law Section
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (Board of Directors 2007-2016)
Annette Stewart American Inn of Court (Program Chairman 2005-2009)
College of the State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Former President of the Texas Chapter) – Fellow
Articles and Publications
Speaker/Co-Author – Marriage Dissolution 101 Course: “But I changed My Mind – Settlement Agreements” Galveston, Texas (April 2016)
Speaker/Co-Author – State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, “Drafting Time Slips, Fee Agreements and Billing Statements” Dallas, Texas (December 2015)
Speaker/Author – 41st Annual Advanced Family Law Course: “Proper Tools for Internet Divorce Searches” San Antonio, Texas (August 2015)
Speaker/Co-Author – 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: “Often Overlooked, Mis-Characterized or Mis-Valued Employee Benefits – Contracts, Bonuses, Vacation Pay, Golden Handcuffs, and Survivor Annuities” San Antonio, Texas (August 2014)
Co-Course Director – University of Texas School of Law and The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Texas Chapter: 2014 Innovations – Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, Dallas, Texas (June 2014)
Speaker/Co-Author – State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, “Cough It Up – Compelling Discovery and Discovery Sanctions” Dallas, Texas (December 2013)
Co-Author/Speaker – 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Golden Handcuffs and Employment Contracts” San Antonio, Texas (August 2013)
Speaker/Co-Author – University of Texas School of Law and The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Texas Chapter: 2013 Innovations – Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation: “Who Are You and What Do You Do? – Ethics and Standards in Child Custody Evaluations” Austin, Texas (January 2013)
Speaker/Co-Author – State Bar of Texas, Sex, Drugs & Surveillance: “Electronic Surveillance, Harassment and Email Tampering” Houston, Texas (January 2013) Author/Speaker – 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: “Using the Internet to Obtain Information for Your Case (Without Getting into Trouble)” Houston, Texas (August 2012)
Speaker – Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 2012 Trial Institute – Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2012) Speaker/Co-Author – Dallas CPA Society Four Hour Member Appreciation Series: “Texas Marital Property Law” (February 2012)
Author/Speaker – 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: “Securing Agreements and Judgments” San Antonio, Texas (August 2011)
Author/Speaker – 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: “More Money and Less Stress – Law Office Management and Technology” San Antonio, Texas (August 2010)
Author/Speaker – University of Texas School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines: “Bizarre Facts and Creative Solutions” Austin, Texas (July 2010)
Author/Speaker – University of Texas School of Law, 2010 Parent-Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, “When Standard Doesn’t Fit – Custom Tailored Possession Orders” Austin, Texas (January 2010)
Speaker – Pro Bono Family Law Seminar “Characterization and Tracing” El Paso, Texas (October 2009)
Author/Speaker/Moderator – 35th Annual Advance Family Law Course, “Advance Property Division Workshop – Getting a Disproportionate Division, What is Fair and Equitable, Creative Property Division, Finding the Money” Dallas, Texas (August 2009)
Program Chairman, 2009 Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, Rockwall, Texas (May 2009)
Co-Author, W.V. Dorsaneo, III, Texas Litigation Guide, Chapter 360A-“Temporary Orders”, published by Mathew Bender & Company, Inc. (release May 2009)
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