With a passion for legal writing, problem solving, conflict resolution and employment law, Racquel Martin joined the firm as member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. She developed her litigation skills as an intern with both private law firms and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Tennessee. During her internships, Racquel researched complex legal issues and drafted a variety of motions, briefs and memoranda in criminal and employment-related matters. As an associate, she utilizes her training to assist public and private employers in employment-related litigation involving discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA, and non-compete issues.
Racquel received her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as the articles and symposium editor of the Tennessee Law Review, a research editor of Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team. During law school, she was president of the National Black Law Students Association and project supervisor for Street Law. She also worked as a law fellow for the Academic Success Program and a legal research assistant. Prior to law school, Racquel graduated from Vanderbilt University with a major in Public Policy and a minor in Spanish and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.