Martha C. Burgett

SMRW: 423.756.7000
DIRECT: 423.757.0430
FAX: 423.756.4801



Martha represents an array of clients in litigation and transactional matters. Her primary focus is in litigation in the areas of professional negligence and tort liability. Prior to joining Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, Martha worked for a prominent law firm in Memphis, Tennessee, where she represented claimants in health care liability, wrongful death, and personal injury actions, which gives her a unique and valuable perspective in defending such cases. Martha also represented private businesses, lenders, and real estate developers in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions from due diligence to post-closing matters.

Martha grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and recently relocated to Chattanooga with her husband, Ryan, and their German Shepherd, Daisy. In her spare time, Martha enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.



  • Tennessee, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Court for the Western District of Tennessee


Education/Academic Honors

  • The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Herbert Herff Presidential Law Scholarship (full tuition and merit-based)
    • Business Editor, The University of Memphis Law Review
    • First Place, The Honorable Lloyd D. George Bankruptcy Moot Court Regional Competition
    • Legal Extern to The Honorable S. Thomas Anderson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
    • Pupil, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court
    • Treasurer, Student Bar Association
    • Law Student Ambassador and Orientation Leader, Law Admissions Office
  • Mississippi State University, Shackhouls Honors College
    • B.B.A., Finance and Risk Management and Insurance, summa cum laude, 2012


Professional Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association


Practice Area

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Health Care Liability Defense
  • Insurance Defense