Martin Rodriguez, JD



Martin Rodriguez represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation in state and federal court, administrative hearings, and arbitrations. Mr. Rodriguez also counsels employers on a variety of employment-related issues, including claims of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour compliance, employee relations issues, and disability and medical leave issues. Mr. Rodriguez frequently conducts workplace investigations and assists employers in drafting handbooks, policies, and a variety of employment agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodriguez worked for Ogletree, Deakins, Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C. a national labor and employment law firm where he defended employers of all sizes from a variety of employment law and traditional labor claims. He has obtained numerous summary judgments and several jury trial verdicts on behalf of employers in state and federal court, and also has successfully obtained and defended against injunctions in suits asserting trade secret, non-competition, and non-solicitation claims.

Mr. Rodriguez received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. During law school, Mr. Rodriguez interned at the Texas Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston. After over six years of practice at Ogletree Deakins, he joined the firm in 2016.

Education & Certificates

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 2009

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Honors & Awards

Martin has been identified as a 2018 “Texas Rising Star” in the field of Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers and Thomson Reuters.

Lectures & Presentations

“Sharpening Your Employment Law Skills:  Update, Technology, Settlements, and Trials,” Austin Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Meeting – Austin – February 2017.

“A View From Both Sides of the Bench,” Moderator, Annual Conference for Austin Human Resource Management Association – Austin – July 29, 2016.

“Wage & Hour: Employers Under Attack From Both Sides,” Ogletree Deakins’ 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Update – Austin – November 7, 2014.

“Key Leave and Accommodation Issues Under the ADAAA,” Ogletree Deakins’ 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Update – Austin – October 11, 2013.