Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced that Martha Blackman-Hughes has joined its Raleigh office as a paralegal supporting several of the firm’s civil litigation attorneys.

Blackman-Hughes is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal, a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal, and a graduate of the 2012 NALA Leadership Enhancement and Advancement Program. She has worked as a paralegal since 2001, and has experience in various practice areas, all with the common thread of civil litigation.

She serves as an active officer with the North Carolina Paralegal Association and on the Paralegal Certification Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification.

She earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), a JD from the UNC School of Law, and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Duke University.