Ms. Martin’s practice is devoted to representing employers on labor and employment law issues and school districts on education law issues. She has represented both private and public sector employers in proceedings before administrative agencies such as the State Employment Relations Board, Ohio Civil Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Martin has also handled discrimination and wrongful discharge suits in state and federal court. She has negotiated collective bargaining agreements as well as handled grievances and arbitrations. In the education law area, a major area of emphasis is special education, where Ms. Martin has handled numerous due process proceedings at the administrative level through court appeals. Ms. Martin also represents and counsels school districts on other student issues such as discipline, sex harassment, First Amendment and privacy. She is co-author of Legal Aspects of Student Discipline in Ohio, published by the Ohio School Boards Association and contributing author to A Principal’s Legal Handbook, published by the Education Law Association.
Ms. Martin received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 1987, and her juris doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991. She was elected partner January 1, 1999.