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Martin Samuel Lascola

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Personal Injury, Federal Crime, Workers Compensation, Juvenile, Civil Rights

About Me

If you are seeking an experienced, client-focused, and effective trial lawyer - you will not be disppointed in your decision to hire Trial Attorney Martin LaScola


I have practiced law for over fifteen years at this stage in my career.  I represent clients in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Will and McHenry counties primarily.  I am an aggressive advocate for my client - sometimes by proceeding to trial or a pre-trial motion when a contested hearing is warranted.  On other occasions, where fighting the case is not in the client's best interest, I am a very persuasive and effective negotiatior.  I can improvise and think "outside the box" when necessary to achieve a creative solution for my clients' problems.  Allow me to put my expertise to work for you.  If you make the decision to retain my services, I guarantee to put forth my best efforts and use every tool in my arsenal to achieve the very best outcome in your case. Please call today at the office 847-944-9400, (or reach me directly at 773-655-5544).


 


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MY OFFICE ALSO HANDLES MATTERS IN REAL ESTATE (RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL), FAMILY LAW, ESTATE PLANNING, IMMIGRATION, CORPORATE LAW, PERSONAL INJURY, AND GENERAL CIVIL PRACTICE.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Gujarati

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    15 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    15 years
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    2 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

55 total 

  • Daniel John Kollias

    I have known Martin LaScola professionally for 15 years, and I consider him to be a "top tier" criminal defense attorney. I have referred several of my own clients to him over the years, for cases involving felonies, misdemeanors, DUI's, and driver's license reinstatement. He not only provides excellent legal representation and counsel, he also practices law with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. I endorse Martin LaScola enthusiastically and without reservation.

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  • Matt Fakhoury

    As a former prosecutor, I had cases against Martin several times and was always impressed with his knowledge of the criminal law and particularly DUI cases. Martin knew the law better than most of the prosecutors and even the judges yet was always humble and professional. He is simply a great lawyer who fights for his clients and offers unparalleled representation.

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Alexander Gruzmark/Of Counsel

1701 E. Lake Ave
Suite 200
Glenview, IL, 60025

GARDI & HAUGHT, LTD. - PRIMARY OFFICE

939 Plum Grove Rd. - Suite C
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Affiliate Office - Acosta Law Group

6825 Stanley Avenue
Berwyn, IL, 60402

Chicago Affiliate Law Office - James Goldberg Law

200 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL, 60606

Chicago Affiliate Office - Goldberg Law Group

120 S. Riverside Plaza
Suite 1675
Chicago, IL, 60606

LaScola Law Offices

Willow Springs Corporate Center
333 E. Route 83 - Suite 102
Mundelein, IL, 60060

Okabe & Haushalter - Affiliate Office (Of Counsel)

820 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL, 60607

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Featured Attorney - DUIAVVO2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (Criminal Defense)National Trial Lawyers2014
Featured Attorney - DUIAVVO2014
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2014
Admission to Trial BarNorthern District of Illinois - Federal District Court2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2012
Illinois Traffic Court Conference Certificates (2004-2012)ISBA2012
DUI Seminar - 11th Annual Conference - CompletionCertificateNACDL - Las Vegas Convention2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AdvisorOkabe & Haushalter2014 - 2015
Of CounselGoldberg Law Group2014 - 2015
Of CounselLaw Office of Alexander Gruzmark2011 - 2015
PartnerDavis & LaScola, Ltd. (n/k/a - Davis Law Group, P.C.)2006 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Alexander Gruzmark, Ltd.2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Larry A. Davis, Ltd.2004 - 2005
Assistant District Attorney-Second Municipal DistrictCook County States Attorneys Offce2003 - 2004
Assistant District Attorney - Juvenile Justice BureauCook County States Attorneys Offce2001 - 2003
Assistant District AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office2000 - 2004
Assistant District Attorney - Criminal Appeals DivisionCook County States Attorneys Offce2000 - 2001
Law ClerkDimonte & Lizak, LLC1999 - 2000
Law Clerk - Sup. Ct. Rule 711 ('98-'99), Crim. Appeals - ('97)Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Il1997 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember - Top 100 Criminal Defense2014 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys on LinkedInMember2014 - Present
Amicus Attorney ConsultantsMember2014 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
John Marshall Law School Alumni AssociationMember2000 - Present
Justinian SocietyMember1996 - 1999
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1996 - 1999
Sigma Chi FraternityAlumni1993 - Present
Sigma Chi FraternityChairman1993 - 1996

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Village of Grayslake v. M.D.Finding of NOT GUILTY on DUI
People v. L.B.Finding of NOT GUILTY on DUI. Violation of Sentence - WITHDRAWN
People v. S.E.Statutory Summary Suspension - RESCINDED & Finding of NOT GUILTY on DUI

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Celebrity DUIFormer Bears QB Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison2014
www.gardilaw.comGardi & Haught, Ltd. - Monthly Blog2014
Gardi & Haught, Ltd.Criminal Law Mission Statement2014
insurancenewsnet.comGardi & Haught, Ltd. Ready For Summer Illinois DUI Cases2014
Gardi & Haught BlogFAQs for Teens Texting and Driving2014
www.gardilaw.com/blog/The Suspension of Driving Privileges in Illinois DUI Offenses2014
Market WiredRetrial is First Win for Newest Criminal Attorney at Gardi & Haught, Ltd.2014
www.gardilaw.com - blog1st DUI Offense - What to Expect2014
Gardi & Haught Monthly BlogSlow Down Illinois!! New Speeding Laws Effective January 1, 20142014
Crain's Chicago BusinessPeople on the Move2014
PRWEBG & H Hires New Attorney for Criminal Defense2014
www.davislascola.comViolations of Probation/Petitions to Revoke2013
www.davislascola.comResisting Arrest/Obstruction2013
davislascola.comRetail Theft - Cook and Collar Counties2013
www.davislascola.comThe Misdemeanor Offense of Theft2013
www.davislascola.comPublic Intoxication2013
davislascola.comPossession of Drug Paraphernalia2013
www.davislascola.comDisorderly Conduct and Reckless Conduct2013
davislascola.comDelivery of Cannabis/Controlled Substances2013
davislascola.comPossession of Cannabis2013
www.davislascola.comDUI cases in Chicago - Daley Center2013
www.davislascola.comDUIs at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse2013
davislascola.comDUIs at the Skokie courthouse2013
www.davislascola.comDUIs at the Maywood Courthouse2013
www.davislascola.comDUI cases in Lake County, Illinois2013
davislascola.comRetail Theft cases in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse2013
www.davislascola.comRetail Theft cases at the Skokie Courthouse2013
davislascola.comRetail Theft Cases in Lake County, Illinois2013
www.davislascola.comDUI - Frequently Asked Questions2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJuris Doctor1999
Marquette UniversityPolitical Science - PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts (Double Major)1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Gardi & Haught Attorneys & Legal Affiliates Continuing Legal EducationA to Z - DUI Defense2014
G & H In-Service TrainingDUI /Criminal/Traffic Matters - File Management/Discovery Review/Motion & Trial Practice2014
John Marshall Law School - Alumni EventDUI/Criminal/Admin. Hearings - Law Offices of Larry A. Davis, Ltd.2008
Russian Radio Network - Evening Q & ADUI and Traffic-Related Offenses2005