Marty Cirkiel standing in his Round Rock, TX office
Marty Cirkiel

Attorney

Licensed Master of Social Work  

LMSW-AP

Marty is passionate about many things and if you come to know him, it's plain to see his first passion is family. Born in NYC in 1950, he married his Texas sweetheart Pam at a June wedding in 1973. They made the Greater Austin area their family's home for over three decades & are immensely proud of their two adult children & three grandchildren who also live there.

 

You would also find that he is passionate about Social Justice. Before becoming an attorney in 1991, Mr. Cirkiel was a social worker. He first interned at the Travis State School and after graduating with his MSW, he became a clinician at the Brenham State School. In both schools, he worked closely with individuals with severe disabilities and their families.

 

In 1984, Marty became the Director of the Williamson County Mental Health Center, which at the time was part of the Community Services Department of the Austin State Hospital (the predecessor of Bluebonnet Trails MHMR). He continues to maintain his Social Work Licensure as an Advanced Practitioner.

 

The Law is certainly one of his passions. After earning his law degree, he was hired by the QA Division of the Texas Dept. of MHMR where he investigated patient rights violations in psychiatric facilities. Working closely with the AG’s Office, & later the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Marty assisted in the litigation of health care fraud claims and deceptive trade practices against private providers. After a brief stint with the TX Dept. of Health, he became General Counsel for Charter Medical Corp.

 

Marty takes a large amount of pride in his work as he passionately applies his skill set to serve the community. In 1995, he began to work in private practice, collaborating with attorneys across Texas in the successful litigation of patient rights violations in various mental health facilities. Marty is known by his peers to be a tireless attorney who fairly but zealously advocates for the rights and entitlements of adults and children with disabilities.

Finally, it would be a disservice not to mention that Marty is a passionate sports fan who supports many local-area teams including the Longhorns, the Spurs, Austin FC, and the Round Rock Express. He's also a Yankees fan -- but don't hold it against him because what else can you be as a boy from the Bronx? 

Certifications:

 

Certified Mediator

Certified to receive appointments as an Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem in Guardianship, Elder Law, Mental Health & Mental Retardation and Child Protective Services cases

 

 

C hair, State Bar of TX Disability Issues Committee

Board of Directors, Round Rock Health Clinic

Board of Directors, Jewish Family Services

  

Education:

 

B.A., Ottawa University, 1981

MSSW, University of Texas, 1983

J.D. St. Mary's University, 1991

 

 

Bar Admissions:

 

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Courts

 

Professional Activities:

 

Magistrate, Mental Health Court, Travis County

Adjunct Professor, SSW, University of Texas

Adj. Professor, Alt. Dispute Resolution Program, SMU Instructor, TX Municipal Courts Education Center

 

Member of:

 

Travis County Bar Association

Williamson County Bar Association

American Bar Association (ABA)

Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)

Council of Parents, Advocates & Attorneys (COPAA)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)