Martin Cirkiel, J.D., is an attorney and Licensed Master Social Worker - Advanced Practitioner. He is a mediator pursuant to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code with Guardianship - Ad Litem Certifications, pursuant to Probate & Family Codes. He is a named partner in the Law Firm of Cirkiel & Associates, P.C. He is a Magistrate in the Mental Health Court, Travis County Probate Court#1, 1992-Present. Mr. Cirkiel is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, teaching Social Work And The Law. Formerly Mr. Cirkiel was an Investigator- Program Specialist with the Texas Department of MHMR, investigating private psychiatric hospitals for patient rights abuses and health care fraud. He served as a law clerk with Advocacy, Inc. (now Disability Rights Texas), representing the rights of persons with disabilities.