Martha Reeves Cook was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Selma, Alabama, where both her parents were born and raised. Martha began her career with the law as the Director of Human Resources with a large firm in downtown Birmingham.
She then attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, the same law school her great grandfather graduated from 100 years earlier. She earned her Juris Doctorate in 1996 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in the same year.
Martha practiced business and consumer law, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, for 20 years, before opening Martha Reeves Cook, LLC in 2016. The firm has a large focus on mediation, but Martha continues to represent small business and non-profit clients.