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Bonnie L. Martin

Office Managing Shareholder   |   Indianapolis

For over 25 years, Bonnie has represented clients throughout the country in areas of employment law, as well as both general and employment litigation. She regularly trains and counsels management in both the public and private sector, and is a go-to resource for conducting workplace investigations throughout Indiana. She also represents employers before local, state, and federal agencies through investigation, on-site interviews, mediation, and conciliation. Bonnie routinely defends employers against claims related to breach of contract, ADA and FMLA compliance, background checks under FCRA, equal pay, FLSA, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in state and federal courts, and consistently ranks among the attorneys with the most appearances on behalf of employers in Indiana’s federal courts. Bonnie has also extensively litigated Indiana wage and hour claims, helping to set employer-friendly precedent on some of the most frequently raised wage issues.

Chambers USA has recognized Bonnie as a Leading Lawyer, and she has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. In 2022, Bonnie was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a non-profit professional association honoring lawyers in the practice of labor and employment law.

A member of its Board of Directors and Chair of its Employment Law Policy Committee, Bonnie has partnered with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as co-editor and contributing author of “Indiana Guide to Preventing Workplace Harassment (Fifth Edition)” and was a contributing author for the Chamber’s “FMLA Guide:  Everything Indiana Employers Need to Know About the FMLA (Third Edition)” and “Managing Employee Leaves of Absence:  A Guide for Indiana Employers.” Bonnie is also a contributing author for Chambers and Partners’ Global Practice Guide for Employment – USA, as well as “Human Resources Kit for Dummies” (2023 ed.).

Bonnie graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law, receiving the distinction of the Order of the Coif.

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