Alumnus Curtis J. Martin Named Savoy Magazine's 2015 Most Influential African-American Lawyers

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Curtis J. Martin II Named to Savoy Magazine's 
2015 Most Influential African-American Lawyers

Miller & Martin PLLC is pleased to announce that Curtis J. Martin II has been selected as one of Savoy Magazine's 2015 Most Influential African-American Lawyers. The list is comprised of the top 100 African-American lawyers nationally who are partners within leading law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations. As diversity and inclusion for legal professionals continues to grow, Savoy's listing of "top lawyers" emerges with an influential cross section of legal professionals representing a diverse range of expertise with national and global responsibilities.

Curtis is a partner and practices in the Atlanta office of Miller & Martin PLLC in the areas of business litigation and labor and employment. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in civil litigation matters and defends local and national employers against claims alleging violations of federal and state laws that govern the workplace. His experience as a litigator extends to various industries to include manufacturing, banking, hospitality, entertainment and transportation.

Curtis is a Past President of the Gate City Bar Association, which is an affiliate chapter of the National Bar Association ("NBA"). Following his term as President, the NBA recognized the Gate City Bar Association as its 2011 Affiliate Chapter of the Year and Curtis received the NBA’s Presidential Award for his exemplary service to the profession.

Curtis engages in numerous pro bono and civic activities in his service to the community and the legal profession. He is passionate about serving the needs of children and young adults. From 2008-2014, he served on the Board of Directors of Horizons Atlanta, which is a non-profit organization designed to provide an academic enrichment program to children from economically disadvantaged families. In 2011, Curtis founded a memorial golf tournament which is held annually in order to fund scholarships for deserving minority law students.

Curtis serves on the Atlanta Bar Association's Board of Directors and is Chair of the Atlanta Bar's Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee and Co-Chair of the Atlanta Bar's Minority & Diversity Clerkship Program. He was an inaugural Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Curtis has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2010-2014), marking him as a top Georgia lawyer under the age of 40 (no more than 2.5% of Georgia lawyers can be named a Rising Star). He was also recognized by the Atlanta Business League as a 2011 Man of Influence. Curtis has also been named to "Who's Who in Black Atlanta" (2009-2014), and named to the Atlanta Business Journal's "40 On the Rise" (2009). The 2011 Who's Who in Law & Accounting special edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected Curtis as one of the "100 most influential individuals who are illuminating the way forward in Atlanta's legal and accounting communities." In 2013, Curtis was featured in articles by The Atlanta Tribune and Attorney at Law Magazine.

Curtis is a frequent speaker on legal topics and enjoys mentoring students and young professionals.

About Savoy:
Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African-American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about African-American culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.

Mar 20, 2015
Jeanie Straw