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Dan Martens, Attorney at Law

Dan E. Martens

Attorney at Law

Areas of Concentration
General Civil Practice
  • Arbitration of civil disputes
  • Asset Protection Planning and Litigation
  • Business Planning - Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Joint Ventures and Partnerships
  • Commercial Litigation including trials and appeals
  • Commercial Transactions - Acquisition and disposition of assets
  • Contracts
  • Employment disputes, discrimination, non-disclosure, non-competition
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Intellectual Property - Copyrights and Trademarks - Transactions and Litigation
  • Probate, Wills & Trusts
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Shareholder/Management Disputes
Prior Professional Experience
Partner, Mosley-Martens, LLP (2001-2005) Founding Shareholder, Hiersche, Martens, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C., Dallas, Texas (1977-2000) Golden Potts Boeckman & Wilson - Dallas, Texas - Law Clerk and Associate Lawyer (1973-1977) Akin Vial Hamilton Koch & Tubb - Dallas, Texas - Office Clerk (1972-1973)

Admission to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court (1993) U.S. Tax Court (1988) U.S. Court of Appeals-Tenth Circuit (1994) U.S. Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit (1986) U.S. District Court-E. Dist. of Texas (1991) U.S. District Court-W. Dist. of Okla. (1983) U.S. District Court-N. Dist. of Texas (1976) U.S. District Court-W. Dist. of Texas (2009) All courts in the State of Texas (1974)

Arbitration Practice
Qualified Neutral - National Arbitration Forum Arbitration of over One Hundred Disputes

Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas (Civil and Business Litigation Sections) Dallas Bar Association (Computer Use and Technology Section)

B.A. Social Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (1967) Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (1974) Candidate for Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Malibu, California

Professional Recognition
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory Listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Law®, Millennium Edition Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Military Service
Graduate of US Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island (1967); Commissioned as an Ensign, USNR.

Served as Missile Battery Officer and Officer of the Deck aboard the carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) during the Vietnam conflict (1968-1970). Attained the rank of Lieutenant, USNR.

Community Service
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, 1993-1999
  • President, Board of Directors, 1996-1998
  • Member, Advisory Board of Directors, 1999-Present
  • Trustee, RMHD Endowment Foundation 1999-Present
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas
  • Member, Board of Directors , 1997-1998
Journey of Hope Grief Support Center, Inc., Plano, Texas
  • President, Board of Directors, 1998-2000
  • Chairman, Advisory Council, 2001-2002
St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas
  • Former Member-at-large, Administrative Board
  • Past President, Christian Living Sunday School Class
  • Youth Sunday School Teacher
Plano Family YMCA
  • Soccer, Basketball and Baseball Coach
Married since 1976 to the former Susan Jo Farmer, 1969 graduate of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas - Community volunteer, homemaker

Two Children
  • Kathryn T. (Katy) White, teaches at Centennial Elementary School, Plano, Texas; Graduate, Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Katy is married to Cory White, a graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
  • Daniel C. Martens, works as a mechanical engineer for Texas Instruments; Graduate, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Daniel is married to the former Erin Hyslop, also a graduate of Texas A&M University.

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