Curtis L. CukjatiPartner
Curtis Cukjati was born in Arlington, Texas and admitted to the Texas bar in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and in the U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Cukjati graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1986. Attending St. Mary’s University, he earned the degree of Juris Doctor with honors in 1989.
Curtis Cukjati served as briefing Attorney in the Texas Supreme Court in1989 and 1990. He is a member of the John M. Harlan Society. While in law school, Cukjati was the Note and Comment Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, from 1988 to 1989. He was editor in chief of The San Antonio Lawyer, from 1993 to 1995.
Curtis Cukjati taught as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Incarnate Word University from 1992 to 1998. He has been a member of the William S. Sessions American Inns of Court since 1995. Curtis was a Contributing Editor to Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Bulletin and The Subpoena from 1990 to 1992. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Texas Pretrial Practice Manual in 2000. Cukjati was Co-Chairman of San Antonio Bar Publications Committee from 1993 to 1996.
Curtis Cukjati was named on Texas Lawyer’s “40 under 40” list on September 10, 2001 and named on San Antonio’s 2005 Best Lawyers List by Scene in SA Magazine.
Author or Co-Author
Curtis L. Cukjati is listed as author or co-author in these articles and publications: “Crown Life Ins. Co. v. Casteel—Return of the Prodigal Son,” The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XIII, No. 3 (2000); “Improper Jury Argument: To Object or Not to Object,” The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (2000); “Superseding the ‘Other Judgment,’” The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XII, No. 1 (1998); “Tape Recording of Conversations: Ethics, Legality and Admissibility,” 59 Tex. B.J. 950, Vol. 59 (1996); “Motion Practice In the Court of Appeals” (S.A.B.A. Sem. 1996); “Tunnel Vision: Appellate Review of a Summary Judgment Order Stating a Specific Ground for the Judgment,” The Appellate Advocate, Vol. VII, No. 3 (1994); “San Antonio Court of Appeals: Local Rules and a Few Hints,” The San Antonio Lawyer, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1994); “Perfecting the Fifth Circuit Appeal,” The San Antonio Lawyer, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1994); “Innovations in State Court Securities Litigation, High Stakes Litigation in State Court,” State Bar of Texas (1991).
Troy "Trey" S. Martin, IIIPartner
Troy “Trey” S. Martin, III was born in San Antonio, Texas. Martin was admitted to the Texas bar in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit as well as in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.
Troy’s practice areas are Wrongful Death, Serious Personal Injuries, Business Law, Construction Accidents, Commercial Law, Class Action Litigation, Agriculture Law, Banking Law, and Consumer Claims.
Troy Martin is a member of the John M. Harlan Society and the San Antonio Bar Association. Martin is a member of the State Bar of Texas, U. S. District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Troy Martin graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1984. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Sul Ross in 1985. Martin attended St. Mary’s University School of Law earning a degree of Juris Doctor with distinction in 1989. Troy was Articles/ Symposium Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal in 1989.
Troy “Trey” S. Martin is author of the following articles and publications: “Landlord Tenant – Implied Warranty of Suitability – Landlord Impliedly Warrants that Commercial Premises Suited for Intended Use.” 20 St. Mary’s L.J. 213 (1988). Martin is co-author of “Limitation of Liability of Limited Partners While Affording Control of Partnership Affairs to Limited Partners,” 22 St. Mary’s L.J. 5 (1990).
Jeffrey J. TomPartner
Jeff Tom is a civil litigation attorney. He represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of their business lawsuits, construction lawsuits, employment lawsuits and serious personal injury lawsuits. As a central part of his practice, Jeff represents clients in cases involving breach of contract, breach of lease agreements, employment disputes, wrongful termination, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions, construction disputes, class actions, and serious personal injury lawsuits.
Jeff Tom grew up in Boerne, Texas and graduated from Boerne High School. In high school, Jeff worked for a local business, Omtex Systems, Inc., building the company’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and accounting systems. After high school, Jeff attended the prestigious McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his studies, Jeff completed a multi-year internship with the Dell computer company. He graduated from the University of Texas early, in 3 years, with a degree in Management Information Systems. After college, Jeff joined a subsidiary of Stewart Title as a international information technology consultant. While working and living in Romania and India, Jeff led an international development team in implementing a complex software program that was designed to establish and verify land ownership in Romania.
The real world business experience attorney Jeff Tom gained by working at Omtex, Dell, and Stewart is the foundation for his legal practice today. Jeff knows first hand the difficulties and pressures of managing teams, large or small, and making the fundamental, bottom-line decisions that our business clients are faced with every day. Understanding the business challenges and pressures provides Jeff with unique insight into his cases. Real world business experience changes the way you view the world and is fundamental to being able to assist individuals and businesses in lawsuits. Having worked in business all over the world, Jeff has the experience needed to help his clients win.
After gaining valuable business experience, Jeff attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center. He worked throughout law school building a solid, real-world foundation in the law. After law school, he joined the law firm of Martin & Cukjati, LLP.
Attorney Jeff Tom has extensive experience representing clients in lawsuit related to breach of contract, breach of lease agreements, employment disputes, wrongful termination, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims, construction disputes, class actions, and serious personal injury lawsuits.
Jeff is admitted to the State Bar of Texas, U.S Federal District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of Texas.
Jeff Tom focuses on Commercial Litigation, Business Law, General Civil Trial Litigation, Consumer Claims, and Serious Personal Injury.
Jeff is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.
Jeff Tom attended The University of Texas at Austin earning a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems in 2002. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Houston in 2006.
Mark handles a wide variety of cases. His practice areas include commercial litigation, personal injury, probate law, business law, consumer protection claims, family law and criminal law.
Mark A. Rutledge was born in San Antonio, Texas. He was admitted to practice in the state f Texas in 2007. Mark A. Rutledge is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Mark grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended St. Anthony High School Seminary. Mark A. Rutledge graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 2002, earning his degree in English. Mark received his Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University in 2006.
Mark was named as a Rising Star Attorney for 2010 and 2012 in Scene in SA Magazine”