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Ramona  Martinez

PRACTICES

Architect & Engineer Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Agent & Broker/Independent Adjuster Defense
Labor & Employment
Premises Liability Defense
Product Liability Defense
Real Estate Professionals Defense (Agents, Home Inspectors, Surveyors)
Trucking & Automobile Defense

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
J.D., 1990
Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi
Law Review: International Lawyer, Citation Editor

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
B.B.A., Accounting, 1987

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Ramona Martinez
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 214-220-5202 | 214-435-1194
Fax: 214-220-5252
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Ramona Martinez is passionate when it comes to protecting her clients’ interests. Whether they are general counsel or claims professionals from insurance companies or owners of small businesses facing their first lawsuit, Ramona offers the level of counsel and guidance that is forged by over 25 years of trial experience. Clients value her case management abilities, from her thorough front-end evaluation through discovery, deposition and to trial. She is equally adept in seeking alternatives to litigation and, providing guidance to clients when pursuing reasonable settlement options.

Clients seek her advice on a wide range of disputes, including:
 
  • Construction defect and injury litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Premises and hospitality liability
  • Professional liability defense
  • Product liability
  • Tort litigation
  • Transportation litigation

Ramona was D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in 2014 and 2015.  She has been one of "Texas Super Lawyers" by Thomson Reuters from 2003 to 2012 and was named one of the “Top 50 Female Lawyers in the State of Texas” by Thomson Reuters in 2008 and one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Texas” by Thomson Reuters in 2008. She was also a recipient of the State Bar of Texas “President’s Award” in 2007-2008 in recognition of her work as a founding member of the Dallas Diversity Task Force.

EXPERIENCE

Representative Engagements:

  • Obtained defense verdict in a highly publicized jury trial of wrongful death/survival and negligence claims against a retailer that had sold a semi-automatic handgun to a man who later used it in a shooting rampage at the Tarrant County courthouse. The plaintiff victims sought over $30 million in damages.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of major airline involving claims of wrongful termination, Americans with Disability Act and Family and Medical Leave Act violations (affirmed by U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Handled the defense of a trucking company and truck driver in one of Texas' deadliest crashes
  • Obtained a nominal settlement in a dram shop claim involving a major sports and arena vendor for injuries resulting from an altercation on the premises
  • Obtained numerous dismissals – no settlement paid – on products liability claims against a major automatic door manufacturer
  • Obtained dismissal of claims  - no settlement paid - for serious personal injuries resulting in paraplegia against a convenience store for the sale of alcohol to teenagers after the injured plaintiff’s deposition
  • Handled the defense of over 800 premises cases
  • Handled defense of over 300 transportation cases involving automobile and trucking accidents

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2017
  • State Bar of Texas President Award, 2007 - 2008
  • Founding Member, Dallas Diversity Task Force
  • Named one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in the State of Texas, a Super Lawyers designation by Thomson Reuters, 2008
  • Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Texas, a Super Lawyers designation by Thomson Reuters, 2008
  • Named to "Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition" by Thomson Reuters, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2008 - 2009
  • Named to "Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition" by Thomson Reuters, Personal Injury Defense, 2010 - 2012
  • Named to " The Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America", 2010 - 2012
  • Named to "Super Lawyers Business Edition" by Thomson Reuters, Personal Injury Defense: General, 2011 - 2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • National Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Litigation, Employment, and Construction Law Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association, Construction and Employment Law Sections
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance