Leticia Elva Martinez

Fort Worth, Texas
Experience: 23 years
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About Leticia Elva Martinez

Leticia “Letty” Martinez is a board certified criminal law specialist who has extensive experience handling state and federal criminal cases, specifically allegations of sexual abuse of adults and children, intoxication-related offenses and violent crimes.Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Letty established a name for herself as both a state and federal prosecutor. She began her service as a misdemeanor prosecutor at the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office but quickly moved up the prosecutorial ladder. Over the next decade, she served in almost every unit and division within the District Attorney's Office, including Juvenile, Crimes Against Children, Gang and Family Violence. In 2004, Letty accepted an invitation by the United States Attorney’s Office to join their force of federal prosecutors for the Northern District of Texas. As a federal prosecutor, Letty handled a variety of cases including bank robbery, fraud, illegal reentry and child pornography.Letty later returned to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where she was responsible for supervising and training more than 20 prosecutors in the Misdemeanor Unit. Later, she was tapped to head the Crimes Against Children Unit, a highly-respected position within the DA's Office and the community.Letty has extensive experience handling significant criminal matters including shaken baby cases, bank robbery charges, and white collar crimes, as well as rape and murder cases. Her expertise in infant deaths led to a gubernatorial appointment to a commission charged with investigating child fatalities in Texas.Above all else, Letty Martinez is a trial attorney who has tried more than 100 cases before Texas juries, including capital murders, murders, numerous robberies, assaults, sexual assaults, and other aggravated felonies.

Language(s) Spoken by Leticia Elva Martinez

  • English : Spoken, Written
  • Spanish : Spoken

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law

Fees

  • Free ConsultationWe give free over-the-phone and in-person consultations. Give us a call at (817) 203-2220 to find out how we can help.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional InformationFinancing available

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Texas
  • 5th Circuit
  • Federal Circuit

Professional Experience

  • Partner Varghese Summersett 2015 - Current
  • Chief Prosecutor Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office 1994 - 2015
  • Federal Prosecutor United States Attorney's Office 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Baylor University Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) 1994
  • Baylor University B.A. (1991) 1987 - 1991

Awards

  • Rising Star Texas Super Lawyers Magazine 2005
  • 2017 Top Attorney 360 West Magazine
  • 2016 Top Attorney Fort Worth Magazine
  • Sexual Assault Defense Attorney Varghese Summersett

Professional Association

  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section #173312 Member Current
  • Tarrant County Bar Association #173313 Member Current
  • TARRANT COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION #173314 Member Current
  • Protect Our Kids Commission #173315 Previous Gubernatorial Appointment Current
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association #173316 Member Current
  • Texas State Bar #173317 Member 1994 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault | Texas Sexual Assault Defense Varghese Summersett
  • Child Sexual Assault Defense | Accusations of Child Sex Abuse | Child Sex Abuse Defense Varghese Summersett
  • Child Sexual Assault Defense | Accusations of Child Sex Abuse | Child Sex Abuse Defense Varghese Summersett
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse Child | Continuous Sexual Assault Child Varghese Summersett
  • Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child under 14 | Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Varghese Summersett
  • Corporal Punishment: Is it illegal to spank a child in Texas? Varghese Summersett
  • Sex Offender Registration in Texas: Registrants 17 Years of Age and Older Sex Offend Varghese Summersett
  • Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer | Fort Worth Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers Varghese Summersett
  • What is Sexual Assault of a Child under 17 in Texas? Varghese Summersett
  • What is the Age of Consent in the United States? | Federal and 50 States Varghese Summersett
  • Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Varghese Summersett 2015
  • TCU Disciplinary Hearings Varghese Summersett 2015
  • Texas Sexual Assault Defense Varghese Summersett 2015
  • What is the Age of Consent in Texas Varghese Summersett 2015
  • What Should You Do if You are Falsely Accused of Rape? Versus Texas Blog July, 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Child Sexual Assault Cases Criminal Justice Section CLE House Call, El Paso Texas April 21, 2017 Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texas

Certifications

  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist Texas Board Of Legal Specialization

Address

300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650 Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX 76102 USA

Telephone: (817) 203-2220
Fax: (817) 203-2220

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