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Fatisha Martinez

Executive Legal Assistant

Fatisha Martinez supports attorneys who fight for the rights of employees in discrimination and retaliation cases, whistleblower investigations, sexual harassment cases, and the negotiation of executive employment agreements and severance packages.

Fatisha has always had a passion for working on the right side of the law, and she loves working with a firm that actively works against discrimination and retaliation. For over ten years, she has worked closely with the firm’s Managing Partner, Ed Buckley, for whom she serves as a liaison with clients, attorneys, courts, and the media. She also plays a key legal and administrative support role for other partners and associates at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew.

In addition, Fatisha serves on the Board of the nonprofit organization Water Life Hope, founded by Ed Buckley, which provides wells and clean drinking water to people in Haiti and other countries.

Prior to working at the firm, Fatisha’s professional experience focused on the protection and promotion of individual rights. She worked as a paralegal for two major Atlanta law firms, including formative years at Gregory, Christy, Maniklal & Dennis, LLP with former Supreme Court of Georgia Justice Hardy Gregory. She also worked as a lobbyist and legislative assistant at the Trenton, New Jersey offices of The Marcus Group, Inc.

Fatisha is a cum laude graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. She received her paralegal certificate from the University of Georgia Center for Legal Studies where she graduated second in her class.

Fatisha is a New Jersey native who despite having lived in Georgia for a number of years, still gets cravings for Italian cheeseburgers and hot dogs. She enjoys listening to music, watching her sons play sports, spending time with her family, thinking about how to solve the problems of the world, and reading about domestic and international politics.

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