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Jimmy Martens

Attorney, CPA  │  Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich

Jimmy Martens, trial and appellate attorney, is the founding partner of Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich, a boutique tax litigation law firm located in downtown Austin, Texas. Mr. Martens has handled the trial of tax cases and related appeals all the way through both the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His recent Texas Supreme Court cases include: Combs v. Roark Amusement & Vending, L.P., 422 S.W.3d 632 (Tex. 2013); In re: AllCat Claims Serv., L.P., 356 S.W.3d 455 (Tex. 2011); and Titan Transp., LP v. Combs, 433 S.W.3d 625 (Tex. App.—Austin 2014, pet. denied).

His recent appellate cases include: Combs v. Newpark Res., Inc., 422 S.W.3d 46 (Tex. App.—Austin 2013, no pet.); Hegar v. CGG Veritas Servs. (U.S.), Inc., No. 03-14-00713-CV, 2016 WL 1039054 (Tex. App.—Austin Mar. 9, 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.); Graphic Packaging Corp. v. Hegar, 471 S.W.3d 138 (Tex. App.—Austin 2015, pet. filed); Hegar v. Gulf Copper and Manufacturing Corporation, 535 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. App.—Austin 2017, pet. filed); and OGCI Training, Inc. v. Hegar, No. 03-16-00704-CV (Tex. App.—Austin Oct. 27, 2017, no pet. h.).

He focuses his law practice on challenging Texas franchise and sales tax assessments in administrative hearings, in state district court, and the related Courts of Appeal. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Tax Law.

Mr. Martens is vice-chair of the Texas State Bar Tax Controversies Committee, a former council member of the Tax Section for the State Bar of Texas and the former chair of the CLE Committee. He is the statewide course instructor for the Texas Society of CPAs. He teaches his Texas Franchise Tax and Texas Sales Tax courses for them annually in the major Texas cities. Mr. Martens received his B.B.A. and J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, both with honors.

Mr. Martens may be reached by e-mail at jmartens@textaxlaw.com or by telephone at (512) 542-9898.