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Martha L. Ramsay

Workers compensation Attorney at Charlotte, NC

4.9   16 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About Martha

Learn Martha’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    For over 20 years, Martha Ramsay has represented clients from all walks of life — from factory workers badly hurt on the job to Carolina Panthers players who need confidential, experienced and dedicated representation in workers' compensation matters.

    29 years, 200 cases

  2. Car accident
    We assist accident victims in pursuing maximum compensation in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

    29 years

  3. Litigation
    Attorney Martha Ramsay is a zealous litigator and advocate for injured workers and accident victims in North Carolina.

    29 years, 200 cases

  4. Personal injury
    We assist accident victims in pursuing maximum compensation in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

    29 years, 200 cases


I have been fighting for injured workers and accident victims for more than 25+ years.  I have settled complicated personal injury claims, litigated denied workers' compensation claims, and won monetary damages.  Call today to see if I can help you.

Education: Bachelor of Arts Economics. University of Potsdam, summa cum laude. Juris Doctorate. The University of Buffalo, cum laude.

Professional Honors and Memberships: 2022-Inducted into the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers; Board Member of WILG (Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group) since 2017; 2021 Lawyers of Distinction; 2020 AVVO Top Rated Lawyer; Member of N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers / Advocates for Justice; Selected as NFL Players Association Workers' Compensation Panel Attorney since 1996; 2015 Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum; 2019 Women Lawyers of Charlotte.

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Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.


4.9 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2012
Quick responding, reliable, caring and informative!
The Best! Ramsay Law Firm worked with me for three years to resolve my case. Even when I moved to New York they kept in contact and walked me through what was going on. Everything I was uncertain of was explained in everyday terms (not just lawyer terms). I was always updated on what events were taking place and was advised of each option I had for my case. In the end I couldn't have been happier. All of my medical bills were paid off and "talked down" allowing me to receive a larger settlement than expected. I appreciate all the hard work they put into settling my case. Definitely an excellent law firm who really cares about their clients! Thank You!!
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Posted by Tutankhamen | March 6, 2013
She was going to fight for me.
I was recommended to Ms. Ramsay by my agent as one of the best Workers' Compensation attorneys for athletes in North Carolina. I was pleased by the professionalism in which she handled my claim and the level of comfort I received during the entire claims process through to mediation. I felt that she had my best interests at heart and she was going to fight for me.
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Posted by John & Michelle | May 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Confident and Concerned!!
Martha and her team treated us like family!! Even though we had to go against a large company, Martha and her team were unwavering, confident and caring! They guided us through the whole process, and kept us informed on how the case was moving along! We’re glad we found the BEST workman’s compensation lawyer in NC!!! Keep up the good work!!
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Response from Martha Ramsay May 22, 2023
John and Michelle: It was such a significant battle- even down the details in the end. It was an absolute pleasure to work for you. Thanks for your kind words. Martha
Posted by Rick | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Call Martha
I have used Martha Ramsay two times in the past. There services are above board. Her group is always on top of things and will always keep you informed of the way your case is going and always answers questions on time.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent experience!
I feel quite blessed. I was literally in the last few days before my right to file would have expired. I had met with several of the firms many see on television, and perhaps because it wasn't a "sexy case" none of them signed me. However, when I met with Martha Ramsay she was kind and candid. She took my case, made me feel heard and empowered. No, it wasn't a huge settlement, but that wasn't all I needed and Ms Ramsay made sure I was able to choose an option that suited me. I was able to choose an option that provides me with after care (once my case is closed). I also appreciate her support team. My thanks to all.
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Posted by Michelle | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Charlotte, NC
I hired Martha Ramsay after I got hurt twice at work. I am not one to hire an Attorney as I thought I could handle everything myself. It became to overwhelming for me with all the paper work, mileage, prescriptions etc., I met with Ms Ramsay and I was very impressed by her professionalism and her straight forward approach. If I had any problems during the process, she would personally call me, very impressed. She made me feel like I was important and honestly part of her family. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking of hiring an attorney, you will be well taken care of and should call her today.
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Response from Martha Ramsay November 29, 2017
Thank you so much!
Posted by Brian C. Hunt | October 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Peer Review
Martha is an incredible advocate for the injured workers in North Carolina. Her experience and advocacy make her second to none. She is a pleasure working with and her sympathy and understanding towards the client make her a true "legal counselor." She is a true litigator and will fight to the bitter end.
Posted by MaryDianne | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Martha Ramsey goes the extra mile for her clients with compassion, professional, and trustworthy performance for the client's future and well-being. I had to retire from a nursing profession of thirty-nine years after a job injury and was able to talk with Martha Ramsey and was treated on an individual basis. Any questions I needed answered were replied within the same day or next day. I could express my concerns and questions and know that she understood and knew my anxiety concerning workers' compensation and the possible outcome. All rules and policies were provided regarding the industrial commission and which option would be the best solution for my life. To become disabled and a widow at the age of 58 within three months the same year can be devastating. It has been a time period of three years and nine months, but Martha Ramsay is one attorney I would seek again without delay. She is dedicated to her clients from the first day of consultation and her opinion and trustworthiness is phenomenal. Also the expectations of the client are presented and explained by M. Ramsay in order to establish a client/ attorney relationship. I intend to share my experience with others who may have a need for the most highly qualified personal attorney that can be most beneficial and helpful to mankind who have been unfortunate to experience a job injury or other devastating life encounters. Attorney fees are reasonable and explained in detail to avoid misconception. Martha Ramsay is an important friend and contact I am glad to have met in my need during this time in my life. So glad God put her and her firm in my pathway of life.
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Posted by Gene | June 2, 2015
life saver
when I got hurt on the job. I called the insurance co. everyday. After about 5 0r 6 weeks, I was told they were not going to fix my injury. I found Ramsay law firm on google. while talking to her, I noticed she was very concerned about what I wanted, and that was to get my injury fixed. After signing with her, I got a call the very next day that they decided to fix my injury. during the whole process she kept me informed of what was going on. .After I went back to work I was told I would be given another job on night shift. .After notifying Ms. Ramsay, she contacted my employer and everything went back to normal. Ms.Ramsay and the people who work for her really care for their clients. I have recommend numerous people to her, and will continue to do so in the furture.
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Posted by tracy | April 20, 2015
don't know what I would have done without her
The workers comp laws in NC favor the businesses, not the employee. The process of just getting real doctor appointments was slow, most employers did not know the rules. Once I hired Ms Ramsay and her staff I was looked at as serious and things started to proceed faster, getting several specialists and doctors to look at my injury seriously, exhausting all avenues of pain management, finally leading to surgery. Although my mediation was grueling and very emotional because of the laws here, I know that I could not have been in better hands.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2013
Great Firm
Martha Ramsay met with me on my very first visit and stated that she would do the Best any lawyer could do for me with my worker compensation case. The entire Law Firm was very helpful with a All aspects of my case especially her staff, Thanks.
Posted by Mark | November 12, 2013
Martha's honesty
My wife had a car accident. We met with Martha and went over the scenarios. She was very straight forward. She told us what the probable outcomes would be for each scenario. She could have easily steered us into a scenario that would have been good for her business, but instead gave us solid advice that was better for us. I would trust Martha to handle any case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2013
You will not find anyone better to be in your corner!
Martha is amazing~! She has a way to make them think your way! She will fight until you say enough! Staff is always cheerful and helpful!
Posted by Estela | January 25, 2012
Real Professional assistance.
I was very pleased with Ramsay Lawfirm. I was involved in a car accident and the insurance didn't want to pay for my injuries. I waited approximatley a year and a half before I saught help. When I called the firm they were very timely with their work. I got an appointment with the lawyer scheduled within the same week, which was impressive because others had scheduled me for the next month. I was really happy with their services I always got a response from the on a monthly basis and they kept me posted on every input they had towards my case. I haven't worked with another lawyer, but this lawfirm met my expectations. Now Whenever I hear of someone who is seeking legal assistance, I immediatley refer them to Mrs. Ramsay. They are a trusyworthy, honest, responsible, and professional lawfirm.
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Posted by VANESSAC | January 24, 2012
Mrs. Ramsey what a Lawyer
Mrs. Ramsey what can I say. This is a lawyer that cares. Money is a good thing but she is a true person. Mrs. Ramsey to me was a great friend and comfort. Mrs. Ramsey is a go getter when it comes to taking care of her clients. Mrs. Ramsey is very supportive. When I met with her she took my situation and not one time did she make feel that she was wasting her time. She handle my case with FINESSE. Mrs. Ramsey is very skilled,business minded,engaging and a specialist at what she does. She promotes greatnes.Mrs. Ramsey also gave me strenght and direction to better myself. (I was really having a hard life) She give ME more than she will ever know. What a great person to know.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She did not take my case
I met with Martha Ramsay 2 months after my accident at work. My condition was worsening even though I was under the care of a worker's comp doctor. I was new to this whole process; she had great online reviews so I figured, I would seek her legal advice. I drove to Ms. Ramsay's office for a consultation. She looked over my MRI report and stated to me, she had read several medical reports and represented several professional football players so she was very knowledgeable when it came to medical terms, and after looking over my report, she didnt see anything to be alarmed about. She also stated, that because I only worked part time with this employer, and did not make that much per hour, my case was not worth enough for her to represent me. She was very nice and professional, but I just left her office feeling like, wow! She really could have told me this over the phone, I drove pretty far to met with her at the office. Turns out, she was wrong, and what my worker's comp doctors referred to as a sprain was actually a fractured bone. I did find a law firm to represent me. I told them what had been told to me by Martha Ramsay regarding my income and my lawyer stated, they did not require me to make a certain amount of money. I was really discouraged after talking to Ms. Ramsay and gave up for several months looking for an attorney, because I thought all of them thought this way, but my injury continued to get progressively worse and started affecting other muscle groups. It was only after I ended up in the emergency room with a doctor outside the worker's comp network, that I was told how serious my injury was and why it was not improving. Now that I've been dealing with these crooked worker's comp doctor's and see first hand how they dismiss serious injuries, I'm shocked any lawyer that claims to have medical knowledge would believe anything that comes from the office of a wc doctor's. This system is a joke! Thank God for attorneys that represent the little guys.
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Response from Martha Ramsay August 9, 2017
I’m sorry the reviewer has had a frustrating workers’ compensation case. Any consultation we have with a potential client in our office is confidential. Therefore, I am unable to respond to the comments left by this reviewer. However, we take all of our client's complaints of pain seriously. We know that doctors make mistakes and that sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose conditions. I am glad that the reviewer was able to get the medical treatment they needed and legal advice. Our firm takes clients with significant or catastrophic workers’ compensation injuries, which disable them from work. Unfortunately, clients who have lower earnings at the time of their injury tend to have lower valued settlements because workers’ compensation does not compensate for pain and suffering, but rather compensates only for medical treatment, loss of time out of work and permanent injury. I hope now that the doctor has made a correct diagnosis, the reviewer has a full recovery.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Attorney at Law
  • Ramsay Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present
  • Department Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bailey, Patterson, Caddell, Hart, Milliken & Bailey, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1999


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • State University of New York, College at Potsdam
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settlement for School Administrator Injured on the Job
  • Won Settlement
  • Motion to Compel -Insurance-Auto-UIM Exhaustion of Liability Coverage
  • The Motion was reversed. The driver's main car insurance coverage was exhausted when the full amount of the policy was tenedered, not paid. The Motion to Compel Arbritration with the UIM holders, then, was timely and should have been granted.
  • NC Court of Appeals Case No. COA08-662
  • Plaintiff was awarded interest on any unpaid balances from the date of filing of the complaint, until paid.


  • NFL Players Assoc. Workers' Compensation
  • Panel Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member Attorney
  • 1993 - Present
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Board Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Industrial Commission
  • 2019 NCIC WC Educational Conference - "Traumatic Brain Injuries: Treatment, Recovery, & Return to Work in Workers' Compensation Claims"
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Martha
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Ramsay's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Martha is an avid litigator, unafraid to take the tough cases to trial. She is incredibly understanding, thoughtful and a delight to work with. She is an advocate for all of her clients, and will fight every step of the way."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, because she is intelligent, caring, and knowledgeable. She stays on top of a rapidly changing legal field and is committed to serving her clients well."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Martha Ramsay is experienced, skilled, and effective with representation of her clients in matters of workers compensation and personal injury."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ramsay is a very knowledgeable and capable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ramsey has a reputation amongst fellow lawyers as being skilled and knowledgeable, as well as being a good person to work with. She obviously cares about her cases and is determined to get the best result she can for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martha is a caring, professional who is well qualified in workiers compensation law. She works hard for her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Martha for years and she is a diligent and effective lawyer. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her for a workers' compensation matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Martha. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Martha since we worked together about 15 years ago where she taught me about workers compensation and personal injury law. We often discuss how she operates her law firm to achieve results and look out for the interests of her clients and her plans to continue to improve and implement systems that are focused on her clients needs and best interests. She also expresses her frustration with the North Carolina workers compensation system and explains how she is able to overcome many of the obstacles her clients face within the system, how she assist her clients in obtaining favorable results in their cases and is able to provide assistance to her clients to push for them to the medical treatment and medical care they need."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been privileged to know Martha for a long time as an active member of the Mecklenburg Bar, and a zealous advocate for her clients. As a mediator, I've seen up close the care and compassion she has for her clients. I enthusiastically endorse her as someone to consider as your champion if you have been injured on the job."
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Charlotte Workers compensation Lawyer Martha L. Ramsay
Martha L. Ramsay
Workers compensation Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 31 years
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