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Brian Martin is frequently called upon to represent insurance carriers in a broad array of contentious claims.

​​​​​​Brian Martin represents clients in insurance coverage matters. His extensive experience includes trials and appeals of insurance matters including general liability, environmental, toxic tort, construction, surplus lines, Director’s & Officer’s liability and bad faith coverage cases. He handles coverage cases  in jurisdictions across the United States. He also frequently testifies as an expert in insurance and bad faith cases.


Brian is a former Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Section. He has received wide recognition and many awards in Insurance law. Brian has been named Best’s Lawyer of the Year (2013), one of “Texas’ Leading Insurance Attorneys” by Chambers USA (2003-2022); selected as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in insurance law by Best’s Insurance Guide (2006-2021); listed in “The Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers” (2006-2012); identified in “Who’s Who in Texas Insurance and Reinsurance” (2007-2013); identified in the International Who’s Who Legal as among 500 of the World’s leading insurance and reinsurance lawyers (2013-2014);  recognized as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine; named one of Houston’s Top 100 Attorneys by Texas Monthly (2011-2012); named a Top Attorney by Houstonia Magazine (2014-2017); received the 2008 Chambers Award for America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; given the Client Choice Award in the 2014 and 2015 USA edition of the Client Choice Guide (chosen by clients); named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine (2007-2017); a national “Super Lawyer” by Corporate Counsel Magazine and The Wall Street Journal (2009-2020); received the ACQ Country Award for Achievement (2009) and is AV-rated and designated “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. Brian is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

Professional Recognition

Best Lawyers in America

Listed for Insurance Law

Chambers USA

Ranked Band 1 for Insurance in Texas

Intercontinental Finance Magazine

Leading Lawyers 500

Best Lawyers in America

Listed for Lawyer of the Year - Insurance Law


Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law

The Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers

Listed for Insurance Coverage

Who's Who

Texas Insurance and Reinsurance

Chambers Award

America's Leading Lawyers for Business

H Texas Magazine

Listed for Houston's Top Lawyers

ACQ Country Award

Achievement in Insurance Law

Texas Monthly

Listed as Houston's Top 100 Attorneys

Corporate Counsel Magazine

National Super Lawyer


"AV" Peer Review Rated

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Education, Admissions & Activities


University of Texas School of Law

J.D., 1987

University of Texas at Austin

B.A., cum laude, 1984

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

United States Court of Appeals

Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Federal Circuits

Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas

Chairman, 2008-2009; Chair-Elect, 2007-2008; Secretary, 2006-2007; Treasurer, 2005-2006; Council Member, 2001-2005; Chairman of the Reinsurance Committee, 2000-2002; Mentor Committee, 1998-1999

American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel


State Bar College

American Bar Association

Insurance Coverage Litigation Section, Subcommittees on Products Liability and Bad Faith

Insurance Journal magazine

Columnist, 2001-2014

LexisNexis’ Texas Annotated Insurance Code

Contributing Editor, 2007-2013

State Bar of Texas 7th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course

Course Director, 201

Texas Lawyer magazine's Smart Litigator Online

Board Member and Contributor

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance