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 represent public and private employers in employment-related litigation involving discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA, and non-compete issues. Racquel also assists employers with employment policies, employee handbooks, and workplace investigations.
Racquel received her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as president of the National Black Law Students Association, a defense attorney on the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team, and project supervisor for Street Law, a pro bono program aimed at educating youth about law, democracy, and civil and human rights. During law school, Racquel also worked as a law fellow for the Academic Success Program, legal research assistant, and student attorney with the Education Law Practicum. Prior to law school, Racquel graduated from Vanderbilt University with a major in Public Policy and a minor in Spanish.