Meagan Martin

Associate

Orlando
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Overview

Meg Martin focuses her practice on labor and employment law, advising and representing clients with respect to a wide scope of labor and employment law issues. Meg also handles matters regarding accessibility compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a former assistant state attorney, she brings to her practice a background of significant trial experience and a diligent approach to her clients' needs. 

Select Experience

  • Represented a national financial services company in an FLSA lawsuit. Drafted opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for conditional certification, which resulted in the court’s denial of conditional certification of a statewide class.
  • Represented a local business in a discrimination lawsuit brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act. First-chaired an evidentiary hearing involving expert testimony on the plaintiff’s execution of a jury trial waiver form. The court held that the plaintiff had executed the form and struck the plaintiff’s jury trial demand.
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Experience

  • Represented a national financial services company in an FLSA lawsuit. Drafted opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for conditional certification, which resulted in the court’s denial of conditional certification of a statewide class.
  • Represented a local business in a discrimination lawsuit brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act. First-chaired an evidentiary hearing involving expert testimony on the plaintiff’s execution of a jury trial waiver form. The court held that the plaintiff had executed the form and struck the plaintiff’s jury trial demand.
  • Represented a private school in a breach of contract case brought by a terminated teacher. Conducted written discovery and the plaintiff’s deposition. The plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice after her deposition.
  • Served as first chair on behalf of a public agency in a grievance arbitration brought by the employees’ union.
  • Represented an international company in the aviation industry in connection with putative collective actions under the FLSA. Drafted multiple motions, including a motion for summary judgment. Handled settlement efforts, both in mediation and before the court.
  • Drafted contracts for international, national and local businesses, including executive employment agreements and separation and severance agreements (for individuals and as a result of reductions in force).
  • Handled several lawsuits regarding accessibility compliance under the ADA.
  • Advised a company involved in a bankruptcy proceeding regarding various employment issues.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2021)
    • “Ones to Watch” Florida: Litigation - Labor and Employment

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Community

  • Coalition for the Homeless: Board of Directors
    • Doug Spencer Golf Challenge

Prior Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit: Assistant State Attorney (2011 to 2014)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida: Federal Judicial Intern (2010)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Court: Judicial Intern (2009)
  • Stetson University College of Law
    • Research Assistant (2008 to 2010)
    • Teaching Assistant for Trial Advocacy (2009 to 2010)
  • United States House of Representatives: Congressional Intern (2004)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2010; with honors; Stetson Law Review, Articles and Symposia Editor; Moot Court Board Member; Honors Program; Richard A. Harrison Scholarship; Gariann Vause Memorial Scholarship; Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
  • M.Ed., Program of Study in Organizational Leadership, Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • B.S., Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 2006

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Amendments Effective September 30, 2020
By Fanny A. Ferdman, Saima Z. Sheikh
October 2, 2020
On September 28, 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill (Intro. 2032-A (Cohen)) amending the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA) to align it with the New York State Sick Leave Law (NYSSLL), which...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Expands Family Leave to Employees of Small Employers
By Joseph S. Persoff
September 24, 2020
California passed a new law expanding family leave rights to employees working for employers with five to 50 employees. The family leave rights were previously limited to employees of employers with more than 50 employees. Under this new...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Whaddaya Call It? DOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Test
By Todd H. Lebowitz
September 23, 2020
Soda or pop? Pill bug or roly poly? What you call things depends on where you live. In 2014, the New York Times published this 25-question dialect quiz that will tell you, with startling accuracy, where you or your parents are from. The...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Texas Announces Plan to Ease Restrictions and Allow Expanded Operations of Most Businesses Statewide
By Ashlee C. Grant
September 18, 2020
Citing a continued decline in the rate of hospitalizations throughout the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a pair of executive orders on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, aimed at easing restrictions on businesses and hospitals throughout the...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Weigand v. N.L.R.B: A Double Standard for Social Media?
By Meagan Martin, Patrick M. Muldowney
April 30, 2015
On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) decision finding a local branch of the Amalgamated Transit Union (“Union”) could not be held...
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