Lawdragon 500 names Jarrod Martin as a Leading Bankruptcy Lawyer for 2023
Jarrod Martin, chair of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors Rights Practice was recently named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy Lawyers for 2023. For its 2023 Guide, Lawdragon’s team researched veteran bankruptcy and financial restructuring lawyers throughout the U.S. as well as litigators who specialize in detangling financial failures. Those included typically have decades of experience in significant roles in the largest, most complex reorganizations, or the financings including distressed M&A, that avert them.
Jarrod is a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, where he leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice group while maintaining a robust litigation practice in both federal and state courts. He has practiced in both federal and state courts across the country, including time at both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, representing a variety of clients, including bankruptcy trustees, creditors, and corporate and high net-worth debtors. Whether a creditor or a debtor, he is passionate about providing his clients the ability to move beyond the circumstances of the bankruptcy and into new opportunities.
He has a wealth of experience in restructuring matters affecting energy companies and has represented creditors in some of the largest oil and gas bankruptcies filed in Texas. Jarrod also serves as a Subchapter V Trustee, a fiduciary appointed by the Department of Justice in Chapter 11 cases under the new small business bankruptcy law. This gives him particular insight when representing small businesses under the new law. Whether it’s a large energy company or a small business, Jarrod always provides personalized, efficient service for each client and effectively pursues each client’s strategic goals.
For more than a year, Jarrod has served as co-counsel along with McDowell Hetherington and Wilkie Farr representing the Texas Plaintiffs in the Sandy Hook Families litigation against Alex Jones and Infowars in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. He acts as bankruptcy counsel in both the Infowars and Alex Jones bankruptcy cases as well as a proxy for family members on the unsecured creditors committee in the Alex Jones bankruptcy case. Jarrod has represented the families since the Free Speech Systems (Infowars) case was filed in mid 2022, and he and his bankruptcy group have represented the families on a pro bono basis since that time.
Jarrod earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and received his law degree, magna cum laude, from University of Miami Law School, where he wrote for the University of Miami Law Review. An active community member, Jarrod has been involved in legal organizations, such as the Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy lawyers, where he served as a treasurer, helping to get the organization on sound financial footing and lay out a sustainable future. His previous pro bono services included assisting homeowners facing evictions following Hurricane Harvey. Outside of the legal field, along with his wife, Jarrod is a supporter of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He is not only a generous donor but also sits on the Orchestra’s Young Associates Counsel, where he works to democratize arts and bring them to Houston area schools. He has also been a member of Symphony’s Chorus.
To make a Lawdragon guide, a lawyer will have been in practice 10 years, with extremely rare exceptions. Similarly, virtually all are partners in their law practice or hold a designation that indicates the regard of those with whom they practice. Leadership within their practice in a firm and or in relevant bar organizations is considered. Of rising importance are key roles in matters of particular note, whether for size, impact or legal challenge. The full list can be found at https://www.lawdragon.com/guides/2023-06-16-the-2023-lawdragon-500-leading-bankruptcy-lawyers.
About Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. In addition to tax planning and tax controversy, the firm offers corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, commercial and business litigation, real estate and construction law.