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Patricia Morton

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Doug Martinson II was born and raised in Huntsville and is a third-generation Huntsville High School graduate. Since 1990 when he joined Martinson & Beason, P.C., Doug has been a leader in the Huntsville community. His practice focuses on estate planning and probate, wills and trust, guardianship and elder law as well as corporate and business planning and disputes.

Doug graduated from the University of Alabama in 1986 with a degree in Finance. In college he was involved with student government, serving as President of the College of Commerce & Business Administration. When the C&BA Dean retired, Doug was selected for the Dean search committee. He was a member of the prestigious Jason’s Society, Anderson’s Society, and Omega Delta Kappa. Additionally, he was an officer and was selected as best active for his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta.

At Washington & Lee University School of Law, Doug served as President of the Student Bar Association and Chairman of the Legal Research Association. In 1989, he was selected to receive the Am. Jur. Award for Legal Research.

Doug is a leader in the Huntsville community: past president of the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association, past president of the Huntsville School Board, past president of Rotary Club of Huntsville, and past president of Huntsville Young Lawyers.  He currently serves as Chair of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library and President of Cap and Gown.  While serving on the Huntsville City School Board, Martinson worked with other elected officials to bring home over 82 million dollars for school construction for his district including new buildings for Huntsville High, Lee High, Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary, and Blossomwood Elementary as well as renovations and additions to numerous schools. As Rotary president, Doug spearheaded a project which provided $75,000 for the purchase of medical equipment for a pediatric oncology hospital in Guatemala to treat indigent children there with cancer. He has also served on the Library Foundation Board.

Doug was elected to the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners and serves on the Board of Directors for the Calhoun College Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, and the Tennessee Riverkeepers.

In his spare time, Doug enjoys reading, snowing skiing, and playing golf and tennis.  Doug is a previous NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey referee and he refereed the Division II championship in 1994.  He retired with one of the longest careers in NCAA Division College Hockey. He and his wife Lauren have two sons, Clay, who graduated Summa Cum Ladue as a third-generation graduate at the University of Alabama.  Clay was SGA VP, and also a member of Jason’s, ODK, and many other honorary organizations.  He graduated from Alabama Law School in 2023 and will be the fourth-generation attorney at Martinson and Beason. Clay played baseball, football, and basketball at Huntsville High.

Their other son, Reed, is a fourth-generation graduate of Huntsville High School and will graduate from Birmingham Southern College in 2024, where he is majoring in Psychology with a Minor in Data Science.  Reed is on the Tennis Team there and played tennis on the Huntsville High tennis team.  They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Huntsville.

  • LL.M. Tax, Boston University School of Law, Boston, 1990
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, 1989
  • B.S. Finance, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1986
Biography

Doug Martinson II was born and raised in Huntsville and is a third-generation Huntsville High School graduate. Since 1990 when he joined Martinson & Beason, P.C., Doug has been a leader in the Huntsville community. His practice focuses on estate planning and probate, wills and trust, guardianship and elder law as well as corporate and business planning and disputes.

Doug graduated from the University of Alabama in 1986 with a degree in Finance. In college he was involved with student government, serving as President of the College of Commerce & Business Administration. When the C&BA Dean retired, Doug was selected for the Dean search committee. He was a member of the prestigious Jason’s Society, Anderson’s Society, and Omega Delta Kappa. Additionally, he was an officer and was selected as best active for his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta.

At Washington & Lee University School of Law, Doug served as President of the Student Bar Association and Chairman of the Legal Research Association. In 1989, he was selected to receive the Am. Jur. Award for Legal Research.

Doug is a leader in the Huntsville community: past president of the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association, past president of the Huntsville School Board, past president of Rotary Club of Huntsville, and past president of Huntsville Young Lawyers.  He currently serves as Chair of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library and President of Cap and Gown.  While serving on the Huntsville City School Board, Martinson worked with other elected officials to bring home over 82 million dollars for school construction for his district including new buildings for Huntsville High, Lee High, Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary, and Blossomwood Elementary as well as renovations and additions to numerous schools. As Rotary president, Doug spearheaded a project which provided $75,000 for the purchase of medical equipment for a pediatric oncology hospital in Guatemala to treat indigent children there with cancer. He has also served on the Library Foundation Board.

Doug was elected to the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners and serves on the Board of Directors for the Calhoun College Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, and the Tennessee Riverkeepers.

In his spare time, Doug enjoys reading, snowing skiing, and playing golf and tennis.  Doug is a previous NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey referee and he refereed the Division II championship in 1994.  He retired with one of the longest careers in NCAA Division College Hockey. He and his wife Lauren have two sons, Clay, who graduated Summa Cum Ladue as a third-generation graduate at the University of Alabama.  Clay was SGA VP, and also a member of Jason’s, ODK, and many other honorary organizations.  He graduated from Alabama Law School in 2023 and will be the fourth-generation attorney at Martinson and Beason. Clay played baseball, football, and basketball at Huntsville High.

Their other son, Reed, is a fourth-generation graduate of Huntsville High School and will graduate from Birmingham Southern College in 2024, where he is majoring in Psychology with a Minor in Data Science.  Reed is on the Tennis Team there and played tennis on the Huntsville High tennis team.  They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Huntsville.

Education
  • LL.M. Tax, Boston University School of Law, Boston, 1990
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, 1989
  • B.S. Finance, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1986

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