Martie Lafferty is an associate litigator with Stein & Vargas, LLP and has a wealth of experience litigating important rights on behalf of individuals with disabilities pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Fair Housing Act.
Among many significant cases, Lafferty served as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Lane v. Tennessee, negotiating twenty-six historic settlement agreements and monitoring compliance to ensure access to the courts for individuals with disabilities in the State of Tennessee. Lafferty has also secured important victories overturning restrictions on assistance animals in housing, medical, business, and educational settings. Lafferty has litigated numerous cases against hospitals and other health care providers for failing to ensure effective communication with deaf patients and their companions.
Immediately prior to joining Stein & Vargas, Lafferty served as Legal Director at Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) where she was on staff for thirteen years. Lafferty is a member of the bar in Tennessee. She is also admitted to the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Lafferty associates with local counsel around the country in bringing cases of special importance to individuals with disabilities.