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Martin C. Law is a named shareholder of Patout, Law, & Shaw, PLLC and represents clients in both transactional and litigation capacities in construction, real estate, employment, and general commercial and business matters. Some of the types of claims Martin has handled for his clients include: payment disputes; design and construction defects; mechanic’s liens and foreclosures; delay damages and acceleration claims; termination of contracts; performance and payment bonds; fair labor standards act violations; various employment discrimination and retaliation claims including claims in both State and Federal courts as well as with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; employment contract disputes including claims for breach of confidentiality, non-disparagement, and non-compete clauses; commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, and negotiating and litigating over franchise agreements. Martin also helps clients by preparing and drafting various types of construction contracts, employment agreements, sales contracts, and lease agreements.

Martin represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners on substantial construction projects, and has had the privilege of representing school districts and private developers in large construction projects and disputes. His experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of construction and employment related issues before State and Federal Courts, the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, as well as government administrative agencies.

A native of the Niagara Region in Canada, Martin attended undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada, graduating with honors and the Dean’s recognition before moving to Houston, Texas in 2010. Martin graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 2013 and has been practicing mainly in construction and real estate litigation since being licensed to practice law in 2014. In 2019, Martin attended and graduated with superior academic achievement from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School’s officer course and is currently commissioned as a Captain and judge advocate in the United States Army Reserve. When not representing clients or attending to military duties, Martin spends time with his wife, three children, and 4 dogs, and enjoys camping, hiking, and developing his talents in several musical instruments, including guitar, piano, and bagpipes.

Primary Practice Areas

Construction - Construction litigation
Real Estate - Real Estate litigation
Employment - Employment litigation
Commercial - Commercial litigation
Mediation - Arbitration


Federal Court, Southern District of Texas, 2015
Federal Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Federal Court, Eastern District of Texas 
Federal Court, Western District of Texas 
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 

Associations and Memberships

Texas Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association (pending)
Texas Bar College
Houston Bar Association
American Bar Association


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