As chair of the firm’s Water Practice Group, Martin focuses on the development and implementation of sound water policy by the Texas Legislature and in representing clients in water quality, water supply, and water reuse matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Water Development Board, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Martin represents an array of water interests across the state, including cities, river authorities, regional water districts, and other political subdivisions of the state, as well as industrial and commercial interests.

Prior to joining Lloyd Gosselink in 1984, Martin served as Committee Counsel to the Texas Senate and as Staff Attorney at the Texas Department of Water Resources (a predecessor agency of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).

Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., University of Houston (1977)
  • B.S., East Texas State University (1974)

Professional Licenses
  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas (1977)

Representative Experience
  • Administrative law with an emphasis in the fields of environmental, water and natural resources law
  • Water rights permitting, including the permitting of large reservoirs and water reuse projects; water quality permitting, including the permitting of regional wastewater treatment facilities and stormwater permitting; Clean Water Act § 404 permitting, including NEPA compliance; and, environmental counseling and compliance
  • Formulating and pursuing sound water policies and other water-related initiatives before the Texas Legislature

Publications & Presentations
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas
    o Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
    o Administrative and Public Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Water Conservation Association (Board Member, Executive Committee, and former Water Laws Committee Chair)
  • Texas WateReuse Association (Legislative Committee Chair)
  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Texas Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Texas Municipal Utilities Association

Honors & Awards
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Texas Water Conservation Association, 2008


Growing up and working on his family’s 150 year-old Texas ranch outside of Texarkana, gave Martin an early appreciation for the critical relationship between water, the land, and the law. Martin is a fan of New York and Paris, France, but he also loves his back porch. Martin loves to play golf (he counts Augusta in the spring as one of his favorite places to go), and enjoys working in the yard and spending time with his beautiful wife, Marianne.