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Firm History

For more than 30 years, Trey Martin and Curt Cukjati have developed a unique and unusually diverse range of legal experience. Before founding this firm, both men worked at “big law” firms representing corporations in lawsuits and civil appeals. While both Trey and Curt appreciate the legal experience these firms provided, both men felt they weren’t the right fit for them. In fact, working for a large firm without the right corporate culture kept Curt from being with his wife while she was in labor at the hospital. Since that time, the two, along with their third name partner Jacob Cukjati, have represented plaintiffs and defendants in million-dollar claims, won million-dollar verdicts, and argued appeals throughout the State of Texas.

The firm believes it is important to shake things up and help your community, and it upholds that idea by accepting a variety of cases, including those other firms may not choose to accept. The more seasoned partners enjoy sharing their experience with other lawyers and helping those most deserving of focused legal services. These San Antonio litigators are very proud of their large number of repeat clients. They strive daily to set the standard for what lawyers should be doing on behalf of their clients.

Across their cumulative legal careers, high points have included more than the record-setting case results they’ve been able to achieve. The lawyers count among their most important achievements getting a Christmas card from a destitute client for 10 years in a row for pro bono work, counseling parents who’ve lost a child, and achieving the longevity of 30 years together despite personal tragedy both at work and outside of it.

Our Attorneys

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Curtis L. Cukjati

Curt is a founding partner of the San Antonio-based law firm Martin Cukjati & Tom, LLP. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Texas and is admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Curt is committed to helping those who are most deserving of focused legal services. Curt achieved an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in 2011, which he maintains to this day.

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Troy “Trey” S. Martin, III

Trey is an entrepreneur, businessman, and trial lawyer. His deep understanding of business operations is owed to 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and CEO of his own business, Tejas Rodeo Company. Before founding this firm, he earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Juris Doctorate. He then worked in the commercial and banking litigation section of a major law firm.

Jacob D. Cukjati

Jacob D. Cukjati

Jacob primarily focuses on serious personal injury claims. Before joining Martin, Cukjati & Tom, Jacob worked for a distinguished plaintiff’s products liability law firm in Houston, focusing on tire and automobile defect cases around the nation. He honed his skills in briefing and research on a large docket of complex product defect cases. Thereafter, he joined another reputable personal injury law firm in Houston, where he worked on several large product liability cases and oilfield injury cases.

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Monique L. Zinzun

Monique L. Zinzun was born and raised on the southside of San Antonio. Mrs. Zinzun’s father was an attorney and she grew up around the law. Mrs. Zinzun graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M-San Antonio. Mrs. Zinzun then graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary's University. During her time at St. Mary's University Law School, Mrs. Zinzun was awarded the Pro Bono and Public Service Award and she continues to give back to her community.  After her first year of law school, Mrs. Zinzun lost her mother to a drunk driver and has since dedicated her career to helping those who have been hurt or who have lost a loved one by the senseless acts of others. After law school she began her personal injury career with another prominent plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. There she learned the ropes of pre-litigation and how to fight for her clients. Mrs. Zinzun is a member of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Se habla español.

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Alec Perez

Alec Perez is an associate attorney with Martin & Cukjati, LLP. Alec began working for the Firm as a law clerk and provided the Firm with stellar legal research and writing while completing his law school education. Alec’s practice is devoted 100% to litigation primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation and personal injury cases. Alec has additional experience in civil appeals and original proceedings.  Alec graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts and graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law. Alec was the youngest in his class to graduate. In Alec’s free time he enjoys spending time with his friends at Tejas Rodeo, competing in jiu-jitsu, bouldering, lifting weights and gaming.

What We Do

We are a full-service law firm located in San Antonio, Texas. We have over 65 years of combined legal experience representing people and businesses in high-stakes litigation. We are battle-tested trial lawyers dedicated to serving our clients.

Fewer Cases, Better Results

Too often, lawyers are too busy to give your case the attention it deserves. One key to our success is limiting our caseload and dedicating ourselves to only serving select clients.

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