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Jarrod B. Martin


Phone: (713) 333-6036

Fax: (713) 337-8850

Email: jarrod.martin@mhllp.com

Office Location: Houston

Jarrod Martin is a litigator with a focus on restructuring and bankruptcy. He has a nationwide practice and represents bankruptcy trustees, creditors, and corporate and high net-worth debtors. Jarrod provides personalized, efficient service for each client and effectively pursues each client’s strategic goals. Whether you’re a creditor or a debtor, Jarrod is passionate about providing the ability to move beyond the circumstances of the bankruptcy and into new opportunities.

He leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice group, while also maintaining a robust litigation practice in both federal and state court. Jarrod is comfortable in the courtroom, whether it is a routine hearing, a multi-day trial, or anything in between. While his practice involves all types of businesses, he has particular interest and experience in restructuring matters affecting energy companies. This includes representing creditors in some of the largest oil and gas bankruptcies filed in Texas.

Jarrod took a circuitous route to McDowell Hetherington. He is originally from Southern California, but after finishing his undergraduate work at UCLA, he moved to Denmark and landed in Miami for law school. After law school, Jarrod moved to Houston to clerk for The Honorable Jeff Bohm, a bankruptcy judge. He then worked for the Department of Justice in Denver before returning to Houston. Jarrod knows that life is about solid relationships, whether that’s with his clients or his family. He loves to explore the world with his wife and son, whether that means trying a new restaurant in Houston or hiking on the northern coast of Spain. He volunteers with the Houston Symphony Chorus and can regularly be seen singing at Jones Hall.


  • In re Herrera, 483 B.R. 222.
  • In re Hruby, 512 B.R. 262.
  • Fjeld v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 2014 WL 12599403.
  • In re Odin Demolition & Asset Recovery, LLC, 544 B.R. 615.
  • Jonah LLC, et al v. Ultra Petroleum Corp. et al (In re Ultra Petroleum Corp.), 2017 WL 3709175.
  • In re Eurogas, Inc., 560 B.R. 574.
  • In re Alabama & Dunlavy, Ltd. 2017 WL 4539289.
  • In re 9 Houston LLC, 578 B.R. 600.
  • Hoa Dao v. Sommers, 2018 WL 1139157.
  • Gasconade Oil Co. et al v. Ultra Petroleum Corp (In re Ultra Petroleum Corp.), 2018 WL 5905797.


  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • UCLA, B.A., 2005