East Memphis
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38119

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

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.

  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
    • Cecil C. Humphreys Fellow, 2005-2007
    • Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, 2007
    • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2007
    • The University of Memphis Law Review, Symposium Editor, 2006-2007
    • The University of Memphis, Associate Editor, 2005-2006
  • University of Memphis, M.H.A.., 2000
  • Rhodes College, B.A, 1994

Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee all Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Awards and Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business and Commercial Litigation, 2014–2017
  • Memphis Bar Association Fellow

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • DRI Commercial Litigation Committee
    • Federal Bar Association: Memphis/Mid-South Chapter Board Member, Wills for Hero’s Program Chair, Annual Practice Seminar 2018 Chair, Board Secretary 2020
  • Tennessee Bar Association: Volunteer attorney for the TBA On-Line Justice and Mentoring Programs, Leadership Law Class of 2018
  • Memphis Bar Association: Leadership Forum, 2012-2013

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Memphis
  • Literacy Mid-South
  • Delta Delta Delta Memphis Alumnae Chapter
  • Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County


  • Memphis Bar Association and Tipton County Bar Association: Accounting for Lawyers
  • Tipton County Bar Association: My Case Was Removed to Federal Court. What Do I do Next?
  • Federal Bar Association and Tipton County Bar Association: Where’s the Gold? When Criminal and Civil Cases Intersect
  • Memphis Daily News, May 4, 2016: Actions to Take When an Employee Sues
  • Civil Procedure–Mills v. Wong: Procedural Due Process Does Not Toll the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose, 36 U. Mem. L. Rev. 805 (2006)