Marty is Senior Counsel in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. He works on the full spectrum of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant matters, including crafting appeals, motions to reopen and reconsider, and responses opposing government challenges, such as requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny. Prior to joining BAL, he was an accomplished immigration litigator, working independently and for several boutique immigration firms in Texas, Louisiana, and California.

Marty has successfully litigated numerous cases in the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals throughout the United States. His creative lawyering, writing, and advocacy, have generated a number of published opinions on a complex array of criminal immigration and asylum-based issues, primarily at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, such as, for example: Uppal v. Holder, 605 F.3d 712 (9th Cir. 2010); Chawla v. Holder, 599 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 2010); Singh v. Holder, 591 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 2010); Fernandez v. Mukasey, 520 F.3d 965 (9th Cir. 2008); Partap v. Holder, 603 F.3d 1173(9th Cir. 2010); and Hing Sum v. Holder, 602 F.3d 1092 (9th Cir. 2010).

Marty has served as a Cooperating Attorney for the ACLU of Louisiana and a AILA EOIR Liaison for the New Orleans Immigration Court. He has been a regular guest on a weekly Spanish radio program broadcast in Southern Florida and a Spanish television program in Fresno, California, discussing immigration issues affecting the Latino community. He has published several articles on immigration concerns, including, more recently, an article addressing credibility in asylum cases for The California Psychologist (2009) and the drug trafficking ground of inadmissibility for AILA VOICE (2014).

Education & Admissions

The University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctorate
(Book Review Editor, Texas International Law Journal)
University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas, United States Supreme Court, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Cooperating Attorney-ACLU of Louisiana
AILA EOIR Liaison-New Orleans Immigration Court