Laura Martin concentrates her practice in business and commercial litigation and employment law matters. Since 2008, she has partnered with her clients to implement precise legal strategies that align with their goals and deliver value. In her practice, she counsels individuals, small businesses and corporations through all stages of the litigation process in state and federal courts.
Laura assists her clients in complex business litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, and claims on behalf of creditors. She has extensive experience representing court appointed receivers and working with distressed businesses owners to find sustainable solutions. Additionally, she advises both employers and employees regarding covenants not to compete, employment contracts, and Title VII and the Tennessee Human Rights Act.
Before joining Harris Shelton, Laura served as the judicial clerk to Chancellor Arnold B. Goldin of the Chancery Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District, Shelby County, Tennessee. Prior to her legal career, she worked for local healthcare providers in finance and operations.
Outside of the office, Laura teaches Business Law in the Department of Accountancy at the Fogelman College of Business & Economics. She serves on the board of the Federal Bar Association. She has also been an active member of the community, volunteering over the years with a variety of organizations, including the Junior League of Memphis, Literacy Mid-South, and Delta Delta Delta Memphis Alumnae Chapter. She is a current board member of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.
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