Dan E. Martens

Law Office of Dan E. Martens

17101 Preston Road
Suite 160
Dallas, Texas 75248


Business, Civil, Commercial, Condominium, Contract, Creditor's Rights, Employment, HOA, Insurance, Probate, Real Estate, Sexual Harassment, Trademark, Trusts and Estates, Wills, Workplace, Wrongful Termination

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.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DAN E. MARTENS is focused on representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses in business transactions and litigation about business and investment related interests. We do estate planning, business succession planning and asset protection planning, form business entities, and deliver advice about property interests and the sale or purchase of assets. We do commercial litigation, probate litigation, and general civil litigation, but not litigation involving bankruptcy, personal injuries, domestic relations or criminal defense matters. We refer those matters to competent lawyers we know and trust. We do not promote any particular product, nor do we deliver investment advice; the only thing we have to sell is our time, expertise and experience regarding the legal issues presented. Our mission is to render legal advice about our clients’ problems in the most efficient manner possible.

No lawyer within the firm is accredited in any area by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

DAN E. MARTENS has practiced law in the Dallas area since 1974, first with a firm located in downtown Dallas, then with a firm he founded and practiced with until 2001, when he joined Moseley Martens LLP and opened its Collin County Office. Mr. Martens holds undergraduate and law degrees from Southern Methodist University and has taken additional course work at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Martens is a qualified third party neutral and serves as an arbitrator for cases before the National Arbitration Forum. Mr. Martens is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of Texas, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, and the Federal Courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Western District of Oklahoma. He is further admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits. Mr. Martens has held an "AV" peer rating compiled by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories since 1984. Mr. Martens has been married to the former Susan Farmer since 1976 and they have two children, one who teaches school at Centennial Elementary School in Plano, and one who is a mechanical engineer with Texas Instruments in Dallas. Both are graduates of Texas A&M University.

Mr. Martens served his country as a naval officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam conflict.

Mr. Martens has served his community by serving as President of the Board of Directors of The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center. He currently serves as a Trustee of The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Endowment Foundation and is an Advisory Director of The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

17101 Preston Road, Suite 160
Dallas, TX 75248

P: 972-335-3888
F: 972-335-5805
E: [email protected]