Martin W. Lester is a graduate of Yale Law School where he served as Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal of International Law. Martin studied International Relations at Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Martin represents individuals, families, and businesses in immigration matters, including family-based visa petitions, visa applications for entrepreneurs and skilled workers, and permanent resident applications for highly skilled individuals.
Martin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where he served in Chapter and National leadership positions. Martin recently served two terms as Chair of the AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP) Committee where he helped lead a nationally recognized program that matched qualifying Armed Forces members with pro bono immigration attorneys. Martin is a former President of the International Business Council (Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce), a member of the Chattanooga Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, and the former Board Chair of Bridge Refugee Services.
Martin will be a speaker at the AILA 2021 National Conference. He has previously spoken at two AILA National Conferences and at the Central Florida Chapter and Mid-South Chapter conferences.