Law School - Alabama, University of
Bar Admission - 8/26/1964
Law Office Locations:
Geographic Areas Served:
All Counties in Alabama
Doug Martinson dedicates his practice to a wide range of legal issues. He practices at Martinson & Beason, P.C. in Huntsville, Alabama.
Areas of Practice:
Probate & Estate Administration
General Civil Litigation
Business, Commercial Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
Nursing Home Negligence
Land Use & Zoning
State, Local & Municipal Law
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1965
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
U.S. Supreme Court
Alabama State Bar
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
For nearly 50 years, Doug has been
practicing law and has enjoyed watching Martinson & Beason bloom
into a prominent regional firm employing seven attorneys and eight
support staff. He is a second generation Huntsville High School graduate
and was elected student council president in 1957.
a year at Emory University in Atlanta, Doug transferred to the
University of Alabama where he studied business administration. In his
second semester at Alabama, Doug pledged Pi Kappa Alpha. He was later
elected SMC (president) of PiKA and helped the fraternity overcome
serious debt issues. In 1960, a fraternity brother introduced Doug with
Kathryn Abbott McWhorter. The two married in 1962.
In 1964, Doug
earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and
returned home to Huntsville to begin practicing. Under appointment of
the Governor of Alabama, he served as special judge of the Madison
County Court from 1966 through 1971.
and his wife of Kathryn are nearing fifty years of marriage and have
two sons, Doug and Mac, both attorneys at Martinson & Beason.
Over the years, Doug has
served in a variety of leadership positions within the legal profession.
A member of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association since 1964,
he served as president from 1987 - 1988. He was a founder of the
Huntsville-Madison County Law Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation,
in 1987, and is currently serving as president. He also served as the
first editor of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Newsletter which is now known
as the Journal of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He was
appointed as a member of the Alabama Attorney General’s Victims’ of
Drunk Driving Task Force in 1988 and was a charter member and founder of
Madison County Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapter in 1982.