Martie’s practice focuses on disability rights, in particular the rights of Deaf and hard of hearing people to effective communication, the rights of people who use wheelchairs to physical access, and the rights of prisoners with disabilities. She also has experience with a wide range of fair housing cases.
Stein & Vargas, LLP
Litigation Associate, 2016-2019
Disability Rights Tennessee
Legal Director, 2007-2016
Senior Attorney, 2004-2007
Tennessee Fair Housing Council
Staff Attorney, 1999-2003
J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1997
M.T.S., Vanderbilt University, 1994
B.S., Centre College, 1992, Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
2016 Freedom Award in Legal Excellence from Disability Rights Tennessee; presentation of awarded included this thank you video from clients and colleagues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PxMUUz-Jk8
Guest Lecturer, LMU Duncan School of Law, Disability Rights and ADA Title II, 2020.
Meet CREEC: Learn How We Challenge Discrimination. DeafNation Expo, 2019.
The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Effective Legal Strategies for Achieving Digital Accessibility and Communication Access, Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, 2017
Lane v. Tennessee, American Inns of Court, Belmont University College of Law, 2017.
“CREEC’s Fast Advocacy for Communication (FAC) Program,” Civil Rights Insider, Fall 2020.
State Bar License