Terra Ralston Martin


  • Terra Ralston Martin
  • Phone: +1 561 962 2117
    Fax: +1 561 634 2189

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1875 NW Corporate Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Boca Raton, FL 33431-8561

Terra Ralston Martin practices in the area of immigration and employment law. Ms. Martin has experience with preparing and filing visas, including H-1B, L-1A/B, E-2, J-1, EB1 and EB2/3 filings (PERM labor certification). She counsels corporate clients and foreign nationals on the visa process, employer obligations to foreign national employees and interested government agencies, and compliant PERM recruitment procedures.

Ms. Martin is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Not admitted to practice in Florida. Admitted to practice in Illinois only.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law
  • Employment Law


  • Illinois

Not admitted to practice in Florida. Admitted to practice in Illinois only.


  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2000


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2016-2018; 2020-present

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    - Of Counsel, 2020
  • Polsinelli
    - Associate, 2018-2020
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP
    - Associate, 2016
  • Management Health Systems, Inc. d/b/a Medpro Healthcare Staffing
    - Director of Immigration and In-House Counsel, 2014-2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
    - Associate, 2011-2014
  • Emory University
    - International Scholar Advisor, 2009-2011
  • Eastern Illinois University
    - Assistant Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 2007-2009
  • Khairy & Associates
    - Law Clerk, 2006-2007
  • Butler Conley Jackson & Sture
    - Law Clerk, 2004-2006
  • Americorps/Chart
    - Resource Specialist, 2002-2003
  • EF Education
    - Sales Consultant, 2001

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA)
    - Association of International Educators
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    - International and Immigration Law Section, Board Member
  • Florida Bar Association
    - Registered In-House Counsel

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia, Wish Grant Volunteer
  • United Methodist Children's Home of Decatur, Volunteer
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Mentor

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Navigating Leave Issues During COVID-19," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, October 29, 2020
  • Presenter, "Immigration Enforcement: Expansion of USCIS' FDNS Site Visit Program," Ogletree Deakins, Employment Law Briefing, Winter 2014
  • Presenter, "Immigration 101: An Overview of Key Employment Immigration Issues," Ogletree Deakins, Immigration Breakfast Briefing, Spring 2013
  • Presenter, "Calling in Reinforcements: When to Refer your Students to Outside Counsel," Alabama Association of International Educators, Spring 2013
  • Presenter, "Immigration Options Post-Graduation," Georgia Association of International Educators, Winter 2012
  • Presenter, "The New Prevailing Wage Process (PWD): How to Survive this Kafkaesque Struggle," NAFSA Region VII Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, Fall 2010

Selected Publications