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Martin H. Steckel

Senior Principal

Martin H. Steckel | Senior Principal

Martin H. Steckel is a senior principal in the firm. He received his A.B. in 1968 and his J.D. in 1972 from The University of Georgia, and attended Duke University and George Washington University Law School. He practices in all areas of management representation for labor and employment law, and currently advises clients involved in food processing, transportation, construction, retail, services, emergency medical services, and trade associations, among others.

He has extensive experience in virtually all practice areas of labor management defense; development of proactive corporate HR programs and policies, including union avoidance; labor negotiation, arbitration and labor contract administration; dispute resolution; employment agreements and executive compensation, as well as Title VII and FLSA litigation. Mr. Steckel is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations.

He serves on the board of several educational and medical charities, including the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta and REACH Georgia, a privately funded, needs based scholarship/mentorship program. He has also been selected by his peers as one of 2014’s and 2015's “Best Lawyers in America”. He is a co-author, along with senior principals Jim Wimberly and Les Schneider on the book entitled Construction Industry Labor & Employment Law.


  • The University Of Georgia


  • Duke University


Martin H. Steckel's Recent Resources

union organizing promo webinar
23 August 2022

Webinar: What you Need to Know About Union Organizing

In an era of the most pro-union President in history, union elections and success rates have skyrocketed.  Over the last year, the number of union petitions filed with the NLRB for an election grew by 58%, and the union win rate in those elections so far this year is 76.8%.  The Gallup polls show that public approval of labor unions reached 71% in 2022, the highest level since 1965.

Companies must be alert to these issues or be a union’s next success story.  If you don’t know the answers to the following questions, you need to attend this webinar:

  • What preventive steps I can take now to avoid union problems later?
  • What are the warning signs of union activity starting at my facility?
  • What immediate steps should I be taking at the outset of union organizing?
  • Do I have a tentative game plan to conduct a union-free campaign?
  • What are the real costs associated with union representation?

This webinar is conducted by Jim Wimberly and Marty Steckel, old-time “labor lawyers” and veterans of hundreds of union election campaigns with a “win” rate of over 90%.  The speakers believe the best way to win a union election is never to have one, and many “secrets” of union-free status will be revealed.

01 February 2017

Wimberly Lawson Adds Workers' Compensation Defense Expert

NLRB Explains What Employer Rules Are Unlawful and How to Make Them Lawful
06 June 2016

NLRB Explains What Employer Rules Are Unlawful and How to Make Them Lawful

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