Martha (Tate) Jenkins is the owner and founder of Ascend Legal Writing and Research Services, LLC.
Martha was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Wyoming in 2010 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2017.
Since becoming a member of the Wyoming State Bar in 2017, Martha has practiced criminal law, family law, immigration law, international refugee law, and served as a Guardian Ad Litem. She most recently worked as an associate attorney for the civil litigation firm, Crank Legal Group, in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she worked on an array of civil cases involving employment law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, contracts, partnership dissolution and personal injury law.
Martha's legal research and writing career began her first year of law school when she received a scholarship to work as the Oceans Corporate Research Intern for Greenpeace Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. During her time in Thailand, she conducted extensive research into the issue of slave labor in the Thai fishing industry. She was also selected to intern for the Spence Law Firm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The breadth of Martha's legal practice has cultivated her strong legal research and writing abilities as well as an enthusiasm to dive head first into new, legal challenges.
Martha was recently nominated to be president of the board of directors for the Wyoming Wilderness Association and often volunteers as a pro-bono attorney to refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. She currently resides in Laramie, Wyoming.
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