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Julia Martin, Esquire

Legislative Director

Julia Martin joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in January of 2011 as its Legislative Director.  Ms. Martin works to keep clients updated on federal legislative and regulatory activities.  She also assists clients in developing and accomplishing legislative and policy goals that allow them to more effectively implement federal education programs.  To provide this assistance, Ms. Martin monitors all federal education and workforce training legislation and regulatory changes in Congress and among the federal agencies.  In addition to staying in contact with members of Congress and officials at the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, Ms. Martin also maintains contacts among the various education groups in the Washington D.C. advocacy community.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Martin served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gregorio Sablan, whom she staffed on issues related to his membership on the Committee on Education and Labor, including education, child nutrition, labor, health, and family issues.  Ms. Martin also worked as an Education Policy Advisor for the Committee on Education and Labor under Chairman George Miller, where she assisted on various education and civil rights issues as well as major legislation like the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.

Ms. Martin graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 and received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2008.  Ms. Martin is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Areas of Practice:

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • Maryland, 2008


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., J.D.
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. B.A.
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude

Professional Experience:

  • United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Legislative Assistant, Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, 2009 – 2011

  • United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Professional Staff/Education Policy Advisor, Committee on Education and

Labor, 2008 – 2009