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. Marty frequently handles litigation involving disputes concerning mineral title, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, pipeline agreements, IADC contracts, trade secrets, and securities fraud.  He is also head of the firm's Oil, Gas and Energy Law Department.

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  • San Antonio Bar Association
    • President-Elect, 2014
    • Vice President, 2013-2014
    • Secretary, 2012-2013
    • Treasurer, 2011-2012
    • Board of Directors, 2009-2011
  • State Bar of Texas
    • District 10 Grievance Committee, Chair, 2014-2015
    • District 10 Grievance Committee, Panel Chair, 2011-2014
    • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources and Litigation Sections, Member
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation
    • Division Director, 2014-2015
    • Co-Chair, First Chair Press
    • Co-Chair, Content Management Committee, 2011
    • Co-Chair, Energy Litigation Committee, 2007-2010
  • St. Mary's Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, President, 2013-2014
  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Antonio, Class XXIX
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab, Alumnus
  • Family Service Association Board of Directors, Board Member and Past Chairman
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2014
  • Texas “Super Lawyer", 2007-2014
  • Selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Energy," San Antonio Business Journal, 2012, 2014-2015
  • Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2005-2009, 2011-2012, 2014 
  • San Antonio Business Journal, "Outstanding Lawyer of the Year – Litigation," 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating


  • 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
Admitted to Practice
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Texas
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas