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Leticia Elva Martinez

Leticia Elva Martinez

Board Certified in Criminal Law, Former Prosecutor, Top-Rated in Fort Worth
  • Criminal Law
  • Texas
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Summary

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.

Education
Baylor University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Baylor University
B.A. (1991)
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Professional Experience
Partner
Varghese Summersett
- Current
Chief Prosecutor
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office
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Federal Prosecutor
United States Attorney's Office
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Speaking Engagements
Child Sexual Assault Cases, Criminal Justice Section CLE House Call, El Paso Texas
Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texas
Certifications
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Awards
Rising Star
Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
2017 Top Attorney
360 West Magazine
2016 Top Attorney
Fort Worth Magazine
Sexual Assault Defense Attorney
Varghese Summersett
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
Member
Current
Tarrant County Bar Association
Member
Current
TARRANT COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION
Member
Current
Protect Our Kids Commission
Previous Gubernatorial Appointment
Current
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Texas State Bar # 00789469
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We 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 Information
    Financing available
Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sexual Assault Defense
  • Homicides
  • Crimes Against Persons
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Letty Martinez
Website
Dallas Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys
Blog
Versus Texas Blog
Blog
Sexual Assault Defense
Blog
What Should You Do if You Are Falsely Accused of Rape?
Blog
What is the Age of Consent in Texas?
Blog
Aggravated Sexual Assault | Texas Sexual Assault Defense
Contact & Map
Varghese Summersett PLLC (Fort Worth)
300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
USA
Telephone: (817) 203-2220
Fax: (817) 203-2220