Katherine Martin has a solo law practice, Exceptional Kids Advocacy, where she represents parents and students in special education disputes, primarily in Western Massachusetts. She is a single, adoptive parent of a young adult son with multiple severe disabilities including autism, mental health issues, and rare GI conditions. She also served for over 20 years as a Compliance Officer for a state civil rights agency investigating complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, public accommodation and education. Attorney Martin received her J.D. degree from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, and
holds a B.A. in Political Science from Keene State College. She completed a Graduate Certificate Program for Women in Politics and Government at Boston College. Ms. Martin is a recipient of the 25 th Anniversary Public Service Award Outstanding Alumna, Program for Women in Politics and Government. She served for eight years as the President of the Chicopee Special Education Parent Advisory Council. She is Vice President for the Chicopee Light it Up Blue for Autism campaign, and is a Coach and Volunteer for Special Olympics Massachusetts.