John R. Martin
Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law
John R. Martin
John Martin brings a proven, hands-on approach to Pillar+Aught. One day he’s running a federal jury trial for a national organization, the next he’s at a client site, providing actionable human resource training to managers and their teams.
John has successfully litigated cases in state and federal court for companies based in Pennsylvania and across the United States. John also advises his clients on a wide variety of employment law matters including gender, age, disability, and race discrimination, as well as claims alleging harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. Well-versed in a wide variety of employment practices, John counsels and trains clients on best practices when addressing various workplace challenges including how to properly discipline employees, comply with EEO and FMLA requirements, develop and implement effective workplace policies, and enforce employee non-compete agreements. He writes and lectures frequently on a variety of topics including social media, wage and hour issues, and sexual harassment.
However, as is common with all Pillar+Aught attorneys, John’s practice is not just limited to his main area of expertise. He is an accomplished business litigator and can assist clients in enforcing their rights whenever contract disputes or similar issues arise. He has also successfully defended against claims asserting Constitutional and civil rights violations on behalf of county governments, municipalities, and other public entities.
John was a Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 “Forty Under 40” winner, and he has been named by Super Lawyers as a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” every year since 2013, a recognition given to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the Commonwealth who are under the age of 40.
John’s diverse talents and interests extend to his broader community as well. A resident of Hershey, Pennsylvania, John serves on the board of the Derry Township Historical Society, and he is also the board secretary of a local non-profit leadership organization.