Rachel Stewart Martin

Rachel Stewart Martin
Biography
Rachel Stewart Martin is a Mobile, Alabama native and has resided in Birmingham since 2010. Rachel graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama, where she earned her degree in English Literature and Political Science. Rachel then attended Cumberland School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, Rachel served on the Executive Board of the Cumberland Law Review and was the only member of her law school class to have two writings selected for publication in the Review. Rachel was a member of Cumberland’s nationally-ranked Trial Team, representing Cumberland as an advocate in both regional and invitation-only trial competitions, as well as member of the Executive Trial Board. For her outstanding work in trial advocacy, Rachel was awarded the Alabama Chapter of the American Association for Justice Serve and Protect the Public Award and was inducted into the National Order of Barristers. Rachel was also awarded the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section Scholarship for her superior performance in the subjects of domestic and juvenile law.

“Family law is a natural fit for me-it requires skilled advocacy, attention to detail, and above all, compassion. I enjoy working closely with my clients to identify their needs and create workable strategies and solutions to their complex and sensitive issues,” Rachel says.

Rachel resides in Vestavia Hills with her husband, Roy.

Education
  • University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (B.S., summa cum laude, 2009)
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (J.D., 2013)
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Alabama
Professional Associations
  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Alabama State Bar Women’s Section
  • Alabama State Bar Family Law Section
Speaking Engagements
  • College Football Wives 2015 Refuse the Abuse Event
Honors and Awards
  • 2016 Alabama Leadership Initiative Invitee
  • Order of Barristers
  • Alabama State Bar Family Law Section Scholarship
  • American Association for Justice Serve and Protect the Public Award
Publications
  • Anti-retaliatory Provision Protects Oral as Well as Written Complaints of FLSA Violations, 42 Cumb. L. REV. 585
  • Barenaked Ladies and the Bona Fide Occupational Qualification: The Intersection of Gender and Privacy in Permissible Sex Discrimination, 43 Cumb. L. REV. 495
Activities
  • Junior League of Birmingham