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Martin & Bonnett, Phoenix Employment Lawyers
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Susan Martin

Susan Martin

Susan Martin

Susan Martin has represented clients in federal and state courts in a wide variety of employment, labor, pension and employee benefits cases, including complex employment and ERISA class action matters.

A graduate of the New York University School of Law and licensed to practice in New York and Arizona, Susan has litigated class action matters throughout her career and has been lead counsel in numerous successful federal class actions benefitting many thousands of employees and retirees throughout the country.

Prior to moving to Phoenix, Ms. Martin was a partner in an employee/union-side law firm in Manhattan where she represented both professional and blue-collar employees and was counsel to several multi-employer pension and health and welfare benefit funds.

In addition to serving as counsel for employees and retirees in litigation, she is an active labor lawyer, representing unions in the public and private sectors and is chief negotiator for the musicians of numerous symphony orchestras around the country.

Susan has lectured extensively on ERISA and labor and employment law. She is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and has served as a Co-Chair of the Section’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee. She is also a member of the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO.

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment

ERISA and public and private pension and employee benefits

Wage, Overtime and Misclassification Cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law

Disability insurance including Long Term Disability Benefits and Short Term Disability Benefits 

Family and Medical Leave Family and Pregnancy Leave

Title VII Discrimination on basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, disability and age

Sexual Harassment

Age Discrimination

Whistle Blower Protection 

Wrongful Termination 

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law: past Co-Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee

State Bar of Arizona

Federal Bar Association

Arizona Employment Lawyers Association

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Bar and Court Admissions

New York


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court ,District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A., Antioch College

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