Executive Legal Assistant
Fatisha Martinez supports attorneys who fight for the rights of employees
in discrimination and retaliation cases, whistleblower investigations,
wage and hour disputes, 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.
She joined Buckley Beal in 2012 and works closely with the firm’s
managing partner, Ed Buckley, for whom she serves as a liaison with clients,
attorneys, courts and the media. Fatisha also provides administrative
and legal support to other attorneys at the firm, including electronic
filing and case management; assisting with drafting correspondence, pleadings,
and discovery; and the day-to-day administrative needs of the firm. Fatisha
also works with the nonprofit organization
Water Life Hope, founded by Ed Buckley, which provides clean water to the people of Haiti.
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 with a concentration in medical
malpractice, personal injury and worker’s compensation. 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 and moved to the Atlanta area in 2003. She
lives in Gwinnett County with her husband and two sons. She enjoys listening
to music, serving as a hostess to dance parties at home with her two sons,
spending time with her family, thinking about how to solve the problems
of the world, and reading about domestic and international politics.