Traci L. Martinez is a member of the firm’s Global Board and is an experienced civil litigation and labor and employment lawyer advising public and private sector clients across various industries. Notably, a large portion of her employment clients represent the manufacturing, public school and park district industries.
As part of her practice, Traci regularly counsels employers on compliance with federal and state laws impacting the employer/employee relationship, including covenants not to compete, trade secrets, independent contractor issues, social media law, the Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the ADA and the ADEA.
When Traci is not on the telephone advising clients on the myriad of employment issues they may face, she is spending a large portion of her time devoted to trial work which is a true passion. She has successfully tried numerous cases and obtained full defense verdicts in multiple jurisdictions concerning discrimination, contracts, catastrophic claims and disputes involving electrical, communication and gas utilities matters.
Most recently, Traci obtained a complete defense verdict defending a utility locating company in a gas explosion case involving a fatality, multiple personal injuries and extensive claims of property damage. Numerous related lawsuits are ongoing.
Traci is a regular contributor to the firm’s Employment Law Worldview blog, which aims to interest, educate and stimulate discussion with global insight into practical and legal HR issues relevant to employers everywhere. Traci is also a regular seminar speaker on issues such as civil litigation strategies, social media and employment discrimination matters.
- The Ohio State University, J.D., formatting editor, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, 2008
- University of Houston, M.A., 2001
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1998
- Missouri, 2015Missouri, 2015
- Ohio, 2008
- U.S. Dist. Ct. W. Dist. Of Missouri
- U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
- U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
Memberships and Affiliations :
- Member, Ohio State Bar Association
- Member, Columbus Bar Association
Rate : $$$