Marti Fessenden joined Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC in 2000. She concentrates in cases involving complex litigation, employment law, personal injury, and general litigation. Ms. Fessenden devotes a significant amount of her practice to general advice and counsel, with considerable success in pre-litigation and pre-trial resolution.
Ms. Fessenden graduated from the Emory University School of law in 1988 where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team. She received her undergraduate degree in 1981 and a Masters in Education in 1982, both from the University of Florida. She is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame.
She began her practice with the Philadelphia law firm of Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Kramer & Jamieson, where she remained until 1991. In 1992, Ms. Fessenden provided legal services to Navajos while living on the Navajo Reservation. Following her legal services work, she returned to private law practice in Atlanta where she has remained. Ms. Fessenden has maintained her association with higher education through the use of sabbaticals. She took sabbaticals in 1996 and 2011 to serve as Assistant Dean for the Semester at Sea program, a program that provides shipboard academic education for more than 600 college students while exploring 11 countries on its voyage around the world. Ms. Fessenden additionally has served in numerous board leadership positions for national and local non-profits.
Ms. Fessenden has served on the adjunct faculty of Emory University School of Law. She has been admitted to the State Bars of Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and to the bar of the Navajo Nation.
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