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Meet Amy Martin

I grew up in Houston, going to elementary and middle school in Alief before attending St. Agnes Academy (Go Tigers!). After graduation, I went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology.

After college, I returned home to Houston and worked at the Montgomery County Women's Center as a legal advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

After my time there, I became a Longhorn when I went to the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. After graduating and receiving my law license, I served as a briefing attorney to the Honorable Cheryl Johnson at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in Texas.

Back in Houston, I became a business owner when I opened my law practice. Initially, I handled many different kinds of cases - oil and gas, banking, landlord-tenant, family matters - but my passion has always been criminal law and I was lucky enough to quickly focus exclusively on citizens accused, and convicted of, felonies.

In addition to representing clients charged with felonies, I also practice appellate law. Reading thousands of pages of trial transcripts and hundreds of opinions by state and federal appellate courts has given me a unique understanding of how judges should properly apply the law.

I am also licensed to practice law in the United States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

My professional memberships include the Houston Bar Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Texas Bar College. 

I've been privileged to teach and give presentations for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Harris County Public Defender’s Office, and the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. I was honored to be invited to London to teach for AMICUS, an organization that trains law students and young lawyers, about U.S. criminal law.

I've continued my professional education attending numerous seminars, including Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, an intensive 3-week training course designed to help lawyers enhance their courtroom skills. 
I've also been certified as a Victim Outreach Specialist as part of the Defense Initiated Victim Outreach (DIVO) program. A VOS serves as a resource available to crime victims and victim-survivors during the trial process.

Running a business for more than a decade has taught me the importance of efficiency and productivity. Those skills will serve me as well as a judge as it does in the private sector.

I now live in Alief, just a few miles from my childhood home, with my husband Zack Becker, who is a Lieutenant with the Houston Police Department. We enjoy traveling, spending time with our dogs Felony & Bear, and picking up those pesky bandit signs that clutter our Houston neighborhoods.

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