Nashville Attorney Margaret Martin Named Partner at Thompson Burton


Franklin, TN (April, 21, 2022) – Nashville attorney Margaret Martin has been named a partner in the Public Law practice at the Franklin, TN-based law firm Thompson Burton. Martin joins Thompson Burton after launching Martin Airport Law, the state of Tennessee’s only legal practice dedicated to aviation law and a certified DBE/ACDBE law firm.

“Margaret has helped to establish our growing Public Law practice and provides a fresh start for our firm to get involved with international and local airports,” said Thompson Burton Co-Founder Kevin Thompson. “She’s developed a commanding presence in a very unique area of law. I’m confident that both Margaret and her excellent client base will deeply benefit from our results-oriented model.”

Previously, Martin was the chief development officer for the Metro Nashville Airport Authority where she was responsible for the management of over $170 million in annual revenues and more than 2,500 contracts with airport tenants, operators, business partners and government agencies. She also served as an attorney with the Metro Law Department where she provided legal counsel for the Metro Planning Commission, the Metro Historic Commission and the Metro Health Department. Martin was also senior regulatory counsel for Asurion, the Nashville, TN based technology insurer.

Martin has extensive experience in commercial transactions, the negotiation and execution of land leases, and public private partnerships. Additionally, she has managed regulatory and procurement processes, including a two-and-a-half year solicitation, selection and negotiation process for securing a 75-year hotel development lease at the Nashville airport.

“We’re delighted to welcome Margaret to the firm to establish our airport law practice area,” said Thompson Burton Co-Founder Walt Burton. “She is a welcome addition to our growing public law group.”

A Nashville native, Martin is a graduate of Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and received her juris doctor degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.