Nathaniel R. Martinez

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Nathaniel R. Martinez Partner

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Nathaniel assists companies of all sizes and areas of specialization with obtaining U.S. visas and work permits for hiring, transferring, and training employees in the U.S. on a temporary and permanent basis.

Nathaniel counsels corporate legal and HR departments with regard to immigration compliance (I-9), employer sanctions and anti-discrimination issues, as well as hiring and termination decisions of foreign nationals. Nathaniel also coordinates transfers of U.S. personnel to foreign countries to ensure proper work authorization and immigration compliance for American citizens and their employers abroad. Lastly, Nathaniel assists foreign entrepreneurs and small businesses with their temporary and permanent visa needs, as well as individuals with regard to family-based immigration matters, including families’ reunification in the U.S. and the naturalization process.


  • Corporate & Securities
  • Immigration
  • Labor & Employment


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX, J.D., 2011
  • Honors College, Political Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX, B.A. 2003      


  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas

Distinctions & Certifications

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for Houston Immigration Law, 2021
  • Chambers USA – Recognized Practitioner, Immigration – Texas, 2017-2018
  • Associates to Watch, Immigration – Texas, 2020
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. 2017-2020
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Immigration Law, 2020-2021
  • University of Houston Arrival Awards – Honoree Beacon of Light
  • University of Houston Immigration Clinic – Dean’s Award Recipient, 2010

Professional Activities

  • University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association (Board Member, 2017-2019)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Houston Hispanic Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Publications & Speeches

  • Presenter: What to do if ICE shows up – Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section Interviewed for New

Community Involvement

  • St. Catherine’s Montessori School (Board of Directors President, 2013-2018; Vice President/Treasurer, 2012-2013)