James M. "Marty" Truss

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San Antonio
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-554-5240 tel
210-226-8395 fax
 

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Marty Truss Named Texas Lawyer's Litigator of the Week for Eagle Ford Shale Trade Secrets Win
Marty Truss Earns San Antonio Business Journal's "Outstanding Lawyer" Award in Litigation

Marty Truss brings a committed and tough, yet practical, approach to solving clients’ problems in complex commercial litigation. Working principally in the energy industry, Marty has represented clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations of complex business disputes throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, North Dakota, Louisiana, Arkansas and New York. He has represented major and independent producers, operators and other mineral interest owners, as well as oil field service companies, drilling contractors, pipeline companies and refiners in a wide variety of business litigation. Marty frequently handles litigation involving disputes concerning mineral title, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, pipeline agreements, IADC contracts, trade secrets, and securities fraud.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation
    • Co-Chair, First Chair Press
    • Co-Chair, Content Management Committee, 2011
    • Co-Chair Energy Litigation Committee, 2007-2010
  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Antonio, Class XXIX
  • San Antonio Bar Association:
    • Vice President, 2013-2014
    • Secretary, 2012-2013
    • Treasurer, 2011-2012
    • Board of Directors, 2009-2011
  • Former Chair, San Antonio Bar Association, Litigation Section 2006-2007
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab, Alumnus, Class of 2003
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • President 2013-2014, St. Mary's Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Texas
    • District 10 Grievance Committee, Panel Chair, 2011-2014
    • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources and Litigation Sections, Member 
  • Family Service Association Board of Directors, Past Chairman
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • San Antonio Business Journal, "Outstanding Lawyer of the Year -- Litigation," 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Energy," San Antonio Business Journal, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2014
  • Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2005-2009, 2011-2012
  • "Texas Super Lawyer," in Business Litigation Law, Texas Monthly, 2014
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Super Lawyer," Law and Politics Magazine, 2007-2013
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Top Lawyer," Litigation 2009
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, "Outstanding Mentor Award," 2008
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer, Business Litigation," Law and Politics Magazine, 2008 
  • Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Rising Stars," 2007
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Rising Star," Law and Politics Magazine, 2004-2006
Certifications
Clerkships
Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Executive Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal, 1996
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., Humanities, 1992
Languages
Admitted to Practice
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Texas
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas