Martinson & Beason, P.C. Firm Overview

Doug Martinson Sr.:

My father started the law firm in 1937 and started practicing part time in my grandfather’s store out on Andrew Jackson way. After World War II, he came back to Huntsville in 1946 and started full-time practice. He was a district court judge at one time for four years, ran for probate judge. He was involved in a lot of community activities and so forth.

When I was probably about 12 years old and even before that, I would ride my bicycle from East Clinton School, come down to his office, which is across the street from the movie theatre. Then, I hung out at a courthouse watching some of the older guys try lawsuits. So then I went to a law school and graduated in six years from college and law school and came back to practice in 1964. I’m still here.

George Beason, by now a law partner, the next senior member of this law firm, he and I grew up across the street from each other so we were friends. After law school, he joined the FBI. I would call him every three months and say, “You need to come back to Huntsville. We got a good deal going here. You know, you just start practicing law with me.”

George Beason:

Doug was instigator in trying to get me back. I finally made the decision to come back. I came back here in ’72.

Doug Martinson Sr.:

Our kids grew up together. We’re fortunate that my two sons are attorneys here and one of his three daughters so we got a family thing going.

George Beason:

It really is like a family atmosphere here. We like each other. We respect each other. We know whoever is handling the case is going to do a good job.

Doug Martinson II:

I do think that when people come here, we try to treat them like we would want to be treated. We try to return phone calls. We try to keep them informed with our cases. We try to do as good a job as we can. We try to put our best foot forward. We try to handle the case as if it were our own.

Mac Martinson:

Everybody knows each other’s strengths. We use a team approach up here. Everybody’s working for the same goal and that’s to get a good job done for the client.

George Beason:

We have just always concentrated on doing a good job for our clients. I think that’s what the secret is. We just did the best job we could for our clients. That’s why I think we got a good reputation.

Doug Martinson Sr.:

We’re going to keep on going and hopefully keep expanding. We got a good team working. We got some good associates. They’re doing a great job. I think that they’re enjoying working with us.

Andrew Sieja:

When I’m in the town and I told my family and my friends I was going to be working at Martinson and Beason, they all knew about them. You couldn’t have ended up with a better group of people. That’s what I always heard. It turns out it’s true. They have the same repeat clients for decades. I mean, for decades, these people keep coming back to them. They must be doing something right. They must be showing them the kind of attention that they require, but still doing quality legal representation.

Morris Lilienthal:

I’ve been out practicing law for about 8 years now. I’ve been at Martinson and Beason for a little over 2 years now. The quality of representation and the quality of our attorneys and our staff is a cut above the rest. If you go around North Alabama and you ask about Martinson and Beason I don’t care, plaintiff’s side, defendant’s side, judge, assistant, wherever, you’re going to hear good things. It’s because the reputation, that’s been built over 75 years. That continues to this day and will in the future.