Earl W. Houston, II is a Director with the Memphis Office of Martin Tate who specializes in defending transportation and insurance companies, and private businesses in lawsuits including, but not limited to, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, property damage, premises liability, 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 has since been reappointed to the Board by Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010 and 2017, he was selected to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the Re-Appointment of United States Magistrate Judges for the Western District of Tennessee. Earl is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program.
Earl served as President of the Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in 2016. He is currently a Director on the Memphis Bar Association's Board, and is recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyers' Rising Star.
Earl joined Martin Tate in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, 2002, and Mississippi College School of Law, 2005. Earl is married to Iyona Hilliard Houston, a native of Memphis, Tennessee.