Earl W. Houston, II

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Firm: Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
6410 Poplar Avenue
Suite 1000
Memphis TN 38119
United States

Earl W. Houston, II is a director and shareholder with Martin Tate and specializes in defending transportation, retail, manufacturing and insurance companies in lawsuits, including, but not limited to, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, property damage, premises liability, products liability, professional negligence, and employment law matters. He has both trial and mediation experience and is licensed to practice before Federal and State Courts in Tennessee and Mississippi. In 2009, Earl was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to serve on the Tennessee Board of Court Reporting, which is prestigiously comprised of judges, attorneys and court reporters and implements policies and procedures that protect the written record in legal proceedings. He was reappointed to the Board by Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010 and 2017, Earl was selected to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the Re-Appointment of United States Magistrate Judges for the Western District of Tennessee. He is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program, was a recipient of the prestigious Sam Myar, Jr. Memorial Award for under age 40 accomplishments, and was named a Best in Bar finalist by The Memphis Business Journal. Earl served as president of the Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in 2016. He currently serves on the board for USLAW NETWORK and the Presbyterian Day School, and is recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyers' Rising Star. Earl is a member of the Leo Bearman, Jr. Inns of Court and served on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Earl joined Martin Tate in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, 2002, and Mississippi College School of Law, 2005. He is married to Iyona Hilliard Houston, a native of Memphis.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Alternate 2
  • Diversity Council: Board Liaison
  • Insurance Law: Alternate 1
  • Labor and Employment: Alternate 1
  • Professional Liability: Alternate 1
  • Transportation and Logistics: Alternate 2

Resources & Articles

What You See: Managing Implicit Bias and Its Influence and Impact on Litigation

What You See: Managing Implicit Bias and Its Influence and Impact on Litigation

Posted November 15, 2021

  Featuring Earl W. Houston, II, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. (Memphis, TN); Lisa M. Rolle, Traub Lieberman (Hawthorne, NY) About this program Implicit bias has changed the dynamics of litigation, settlement negotiations and trials. This session explores the attitudes or stereotypes that affect an individual’s understanding, actions and… Continue Reading

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