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ART MARTINEZ DE VARA

EDUCATION
Doctor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2007
Master of Arts in History, Sam Houston State University, 2014
Master of Arts in Systematic Theology, St. Mary’s University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Colorado at Denver, 2003
University of Texas at Austin, Plan II Honors Program/Computer Science, 1993 – 1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
•    Attorney, The Martinez de Vara Law Firm, 2010 – present
•    Assistant General Counsel, Republican Party of Texas, 2016 - present
•    Chief of Staff/General Counsel, State Sen. Konni Burton, District 10, 84th Legislative Session, 2014 – 2015
•    City Attorney, City of Kingsbury, Texas, 2015 - present
•    City Attorney, City of Sandy Oaks, Texas, 2014 – 2015
•    Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Our Lady of the Lake University, 2014 - present
•    Chief of Staff/General Counsel, State Rep. John V. Garza, District 117, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011 - 2013
•    Attorney, Ramírez, Marrou & Martínez de Vara, PLLC, 2007 – 2010
•    Judicial Intern, Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court, Western Dist. of Texas, 2006 
•    Summer Intern, Fulbright and Jaworski (San Antonio Office), 2006
•    Software Engineer, various firms, 1997 - 2003 

RECENT HONORS, AWARDS AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
•    “Outstanding Lawyers” – San Antonio Business Journal, 2015
•    “Super Lawyer - Rising Star” – Texas Monthly Magazine, 2014
•    Business Journal, Who’s Who in American Energy for work in Eagle Ford Shale Public Policy, 2012, 2013 and 2014
•    Texas Lyceum, Director. 2011 – 2012
•    Profiled in the American Bar Association Journal,  January 2011 
•    Leadership San Antonio, Class 35, 2010
•    SceneInSA Magazine “Best Lawyers, Business and Corporate Law,” 2010  
•     “25 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law” - Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2009


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 
Member of the Bar, State of Texas, admitted 2007
Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
Member State Bar of Texas


​ELECTED AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE
•    Mayor, City of Von Ormy, 2008 – 2015
•    Electoral College, Presidential Elector for Texas Congressional District 23, 2008
•    Commissioner, Bexar County Emergency Services District No. 5, 2006 – 2008 
•    Director, State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts, 2007 – 2008
•    Acting President, Texas Municipal League, Region 7, 2014; Vice-President, Region 7, 2012, 2013


Art Martinez de Vara is also an award winning historian. He was the winner of the 2014 Presidio La Bahía Award for the best book on Spanish Colonial Texas and the winner of the 2014 Texas State Genealogical Society’s Writing Award, Annual for the best reference book on Texas Genealogy.