Meet Elizabeth Martinez
A Heart for Service
After being admitted to the Texas Bar Association, Elizabeth entered private practice still mindful of the need to see obstacles as opportunities and keeping a heart for service. Entering private practice, she helped injured workers fight for fair treatment. As meaningful as she found the work, Elizabeth had a desire to do more for her community. She accepted a position with Bexar County as the Domestic Relations Office Attorney where she helped rebuild and reconnect families after divorce. Continuing to serve Bexar County, Elizabeth served as a prosecutor where she litigated several jury trials, seeking justice on behalf of Texas victims. Elizabeth also found a way to serve the community on the defense side, honing her litigation skills defending the City of San Antonio against lawsuits. Her combination of public, private, defense, and plaintiff experience allowed her to become a trusted advisor to the Bexar County Civil District Courts where she currently serves. She works to support each of the district courts in Bexar County, including the 73rd District Court for which she is running. In June 2022, Elizabeth was invited to serve the City of San Antonio as a part time Municipal Court Judge.
Elizabeth continues to live by the working class values her family instilled in her, and her heart for service has guided her career. Elizabeth knows that success is not an accident, and that it starts by seeing opportunities in obstacles. These are the values that have made Elizabeth who she is, and they are the values that will make her a great judge.
After returning from law school, Elizabeth found a partner and terrific father in her husband, Alex Martinez. Alex is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and serves as a Paramedic with the San Antonio Fire Department. He shares Elizabeth’s heart for service and love of going to the movies. When they aren’t chasing after their children, you will find them enjoying Sunday dinner with Elizabeth’s mom, grilling in the backyard, or enjoying the rare treat of a date night.