The law is empowering. The work I do allows ordinary citizens to fight more powerful interests for justice, and has the potential to positively impact people’s lives. This is why I became a lawyer.
Marty Schubert focuses his practice on the firm’s class action litigation, and currently represents numerous consumers who were charged improper overdraft fees by their banks or credit unions. He also assists with matters relating to voting rights and ballot access, and previously served as the voter protection director for the Tennessee Democratic Party.
Before joining Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, Mr. Schubert was a U.S. associate with Linklaters LLP in London, England, and an associate with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville. A native Chicagoan, he began his career as a middle school teacher in South Los Angeles. Before attending law school, he worked as a field organizer for the Obama campaign and as an Obama administration appointee at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Prior to beginning his legal practice, he served as a judicial intern with Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Schubert is a 2013 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 2006 and earned his M.A. in secondary education in 2008 from Loyola Marymount University. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and New York.
Mr. Schubert lives in East Nashville with his wife, Lesley, and his daughter, Lou.
Areas of Practice
- Class action litigation
- Election law
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2013
- Member of the Brooklyn Law Review
- Loyola Marymount University, M.A., Secondary Education, 2008
- Georgetown University, B.S., Foreign Service, cum laude, 2006
- Tennessee, 2016
- New York, 2014
- In 2020 alone, settled more than 20 cases as co-lead counsel on behalf of consumers who have been charged improper overdraft and non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees by their bank or credit union, including individual and class action settlements against financial institutions in 12 states, including in Kentucky and Tennessee.
- Gibbs et al. v. Firefighters Community Credit Union, CV-19-927066 (Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 11, 2020) (denying motion to compel arbitration), appeal filed Sept. 8, 2020.
- Grote et al. v. HNB National Bank, No. 19MR-CV00936 (Cir. Ct., Marion County, Missouri, June 30, 2020) (denying motion to dismiss overdraft fee claims)
Professional Honors and Activities
- Nashville Bar Association, 2016
- Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
Throughout his career, Mr. Schubert has been involved in local education issues by representing suspended or truant students in administrative proceedings and serving as a committee member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Report Card. He is also a founding board member of The Ubunye Challenge, which raises funds for educational initiatives in southern Africa and the Caribbean through athletic endurance competitions.
Presentations, Seminars and Published Works
- Note, When Vultures Attack: Balancing the Right to Immunity Against Reckless Sovereigns, 78 BROOK L. REV. (Spring 2013).