Nathaniel R. Martinez



700 Milam Street
Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

O: 713.222.1470
D: 713.222.4059

Nathaniel is an Associate in the Corporate section of the Houston office of Munsch Hardt Kopf Harr. His practice emphasis is on immigration matters including employment-based and family-based immigration, I-9 compliance and naturalization/U.S. citizenship.

With more than 10 years of experience in immigration legal needs through various roles, Nathaniel seeks to bring value to his clients by providing innovative solutions. He has assisted large, mid-size, and small companies in various industries with obtaining employment-based work visas for H-1B and E-3 Australian professionals, H-3 trainees, L-1 Intra-company personnel transfers, O-1 Extraordinary Ability, TN-NAFTA professionals, and E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders/Investors.

He has also represented clients in obtaining lawful permanent residency ( 'Greencard' ) through employment and family-based sponsorship, including I-130 and I-140 Immigrant Petitions, PERM labor certifications, National Interest Waivers, Multi-National Executives/Managers, Removal of Conditional Permanent Resident status.

The grandson of an immigrant, Nathaniel is passionate about helping people improve their lives through his immigration practice and community involvement. Through his affiliation with the Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) organization, Nathaniel successfully represented an undocumented child from Guatemala in state family court who was abused and abandoned by his family.

Nathaniel presently serves as President of the Board of Directors for St. Catherine' s Montessori School and is also a frequent speaker about various immigration issues.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Latin American Studies from University of Houston

    Honors College

  • Juris Doctor from University of Houston Law Center


  • Chambers USA – Recognized Practitioner, Immigration – Texas (2017)
  • Dean’s Award Recipient – University of Houston Law Center Judge Joseph A. Vail Scholarship, 2011
  • University of Houston Immigration Clinic Book Award Recipient, 2010
  • Thomson Reuters - Rising Stars, 2017


  • Texas


  • Spanish

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Directors at St. Catherine’s Montessori School, Vice President/Treasurer, 2012 to 2013; President, 2013 - present
  • University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2017-present


October 2013
Executive People On The Move

Dallas Business Journal


June 2015
It's Not Always About You

The Commercial Real Estate Network 

October 2013
EB-5 Investment News


October 2016
2016 Employment Law, Immigration Law and Construction Law Updates Marsh & McLennan Construction and Employment Seminar
February 2014
Doing Business in the United States University of Houston Business Development Center
October 2013
Citizenship; Are you/Are you not a U.S. Citizen? 37th Annual Immigration and Nationality Law Conference