Gentry Locke Welcomes New Associate Kelsey M. Martin

Kelsey Martin, Gentry Locke Employment attorneyROANOKE, Va. (May 29, 2018) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Kelsey M. Martin has joined the firm’s Roanoke office as an associate. Kelsey will practice on the Employment & Labor team.

In her practice, Kelsey will advise business owners and management on employment matters. She will also defend federal and state court claims involving employment-related issues, including claims related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, affirmative action plans, noncompete agreements, trade secrets, and related matters.

Kelsey has held numerous roles within Virginia public offices, including serving as a law clerk for The Honorable Joseph J. Ellis and The Honorable Ricardo Rigual, 15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and as a legal intern at the Richmond Public Defender’s Office, and the Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and The Virginia Bar Association.

Kelsey earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she earned a CALI Award for Advanced Legal Research; the Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence in the Children’s Law Center; and the Children’s Defense Clinic Best Oral Advocate Award. She also served as managing editor of the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest and as treasurer of the Criminal Law & Justice Society. Kelsey was a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the Women’s Law Student Association. She earned her B.S. magna cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 55 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the U.S., as well as worldwide as a member firm of the ALFA International Legal Network. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring this website.

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