Top-Rated Trial Attorney and Leader
Recognized as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer in America, a Best Lawyer in America©, a Texas Super Lawyer, and a Best Lawyer by D Magazine, Jenny is the co-chair of MWM’s litigation section and a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Trailblazer in Women’s Empowerment Initiatives
Jenny has been identified in the legal industry as a gamechanger, helping MWM increase the number of female and minority attorneys and advocating on behalf of women in the legal industry.
Frequent Presenter on Leadership Initiatives
As a mother of four with a highly successful legal career, Jenny is often invited to speak at bar functions, women’s empowerment conferences, and podcasts on ways that leaders can build more supportive cultures for primary caregivers in the legal industry.
Jenny L. Martinez is a senior partner, member of MWM’s executive committee, and she co-chairs MWM’s complex litigation/dispute resolution section. Jenny is a trial attorney who previously worked at Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC as a named-shareholder, executive committee member, senior vice president, and co-chair of the commercial litigation section. Jenny represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes involving banking, real estate, intellectual property, employment, contracts and collections. Notably, Jenny was a key member of the legal team defending Halliburton in connection with all civil litigation and investigations arising out of BP’s Macondo well (Deepwater Horizon) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico — the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the United States.
Reflecting the excellence of her legal practice, she has been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, recognized by D Magazine among “The Best Lawyers in Dallas,” a repeated choice by Thomson Reuters to the list of Texas Super Lawyers and has received a 10.0 rating by AVVO, its highest attorney rating.
Jenny received her J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1999, along with her B.A., magna cum laude, in political science in 1995. While at SMU, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the publicity chairman of the Political Science Symposium. She was also chief counsel at the SMU Legal Clinic, a research assistant to Professor Ellen Smith Pryor, law school director for Texas Women Lawyers and the treasurer of the SMU Women in Law.
American Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas Bar Association
State Bar of Texas, 1999
Women, Influence, & Power Awards, DEI Champion,
Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
2012, 2014, 2017, 2019-2021
Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northen District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
ABA Webinar, How to Leverage Allyship to Build & Communicate Diversity and Refute Implicit Bias in Your Legal Practice (EP2106HLA), Panelist/Presenter, Jun. 29, 2021: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/ecd/ondemand/413217668/
Podcast, Women Lawyers Making a Difference, Apr, 8, 2021: https://www.katygoshtasbi.com/the-katy-g-podcast/interview-with-jenny-martinez
Dallas Police Department’s Women Leadership Event, Mar. 24 2021, Panelist, Strong Women Advocating for Themselves
D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium Jul. 15, 2020, Panelist “Pushing for Better: Creating Environments Where Our Daughters Will Thrive”
S.H.E. Summit, Aug. 29, 2019, Moderator “Advocating for Yourself”
S.H.E. Summit Aug. 16, 2018, Panelist “Women Ascending to Leadership”