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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Biography

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.

Practice Areas
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
1994 - Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
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)
1991
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Varghese Summersett PLLC (Fort Worth)
300 Throckmorton Street
Detroit, MI 48226
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