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Timothy P. Martin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime, White Collar Crime, Violent Crime

About Me

Timothy P. Martin, a resident of DuPage County, is a Partner with the LAW OFFICES OF MARTIN & KENT, LLC.  Mr. Martin received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois.  While in law school, Mr. Martin served as an associate editor of the John Marshall Law Review.  His work on the law review lead to a nationally published article in the area of criminal law.


 


In 2009, Tim Martin was elected President of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Bar Association.  He was re-elected President by his peers for the calendar year 2010.  Additionally, he also serves as a Director of the entire Bar Association of DuPage County.


 


Mr. Martin has 17 years of legal experience.  He was initially hired by Attorney General and former DuPage State’s Attorney Jim Ryan as a Prosecutor.  While in the State’s Attorneys Office, Mr. Martin prosecuted over 2,500 Misdemeanor cases.  He successfully conducted over 900 Bench and Jury trials on all types of cases.  Mr. Martin prosecuted over 500 Felony cases ranging from Aggravated Battery to Murder.  He regularly served on the Felony Review/Screening team for Police officers.  Additionally, Mr. Martin served as a trainer for newly appointed State’s Attorneys and authored the Prosecutors DUI manual.  As a private attorney, Mr. Martin has successfully defended over 10,000 clients on criminal charges from DUI to Murder and has gained state wide recognition for his trial advocacy skills.


 


Mr. Martin concentrates his practice in criminal defense and Divorce.  He is a skilled and aggressive trial attorney whom you can trust.


 


Tim Martin is known statewide for his trial success in cases ranging from DUI to Murder.  Tim has never lost a murder case as a Prosecutor or as a Defense attorney.  Politicians, courthouse personnel, professional athletes and off-duty police officers have turned to Tim when they or their family members are in need of legal help.


 


Media


 


Tim Martin has had wide media recognition of the past several years including:


The Chicago Tribune


The Chicago Sun Times


The Daily Herald


ABC News channel 7 Chicago


NBC News channel 5 Chicago


CBS News channel 2 Chicago


Fox News channel 3 Chicago


WGN News channel 9 Chicago


WBBM Radio


WEBIO Radio


Mike North Sports Radio Show


 


Professional Affiliations


 


United States Supreme Court


Illinois State Bar Association


DuPage County Bar Association


Kane County Bar Association


DuPage County Criminal Law Bar Association


Association of Trial Lawyers of America


7th Circuit Court of the Federal Bar


 


Professional Office/Positions


 


Illinois Racing Board Commissioner


Current President DuPage County Criminal Defense Bar Association


Current Director DuPage County Bar Association


State of Illinois Bar Association Judicial Evaluation and Selection Committee


Illinois Bar Association – Criminal Law section


DuPage County Felony prosecutor


DuPage County Misdemeanor Prosecutor


DuPage County Traffic Prosecutor


 


Publications


 


John Marshall Law Review:  Brock v. State, (A case note advocating the adoption of laws to prevent the intentional transmission of the A105 virus).


 


Crawford v. Washington:  An article published in the DuPage County Bar Associaton Brief analyzing the United States Supreme Court’s decision to mandate the Confrontation Clause of the Constitution.


 


Mr. Martin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.  He has served on the campaign committee staff in both campaigns for Attorney General Jim Ryan in 1994 and 1998.  Mr. Martin has also served in local and statewide politics.  Mr. Martin was recently published in the DuPage county Bar Association Journal in June, 2004 authoring an article that advocating the halt of Excited Utterance Statements of trial evidence following the U.S. Supreme Court case of Crawford v. Washington, 448, 100 S. CT. 2531 (2004).  More recently, the Governor has appointed Mr. Martin to the position of Commissioner on the Illinois Racing Board where he regularly adjudicates appeals brought to the board by various litigants.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Violent Crime: 20%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
    23 years, 500 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years, 3 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Kurt August Carlson

    I have had cases with Tim, and have consistently found him to be highly skilled. He has an excellent reputation among the lawyers in our County, for both his legal knowledge and his integrity. I would refer a member of my family to Tim without hesitation.

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    Kurt Carlson Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Emily J. Kelly

    I have worked with Tim for many years and I recommend him to anyone who as a criminal matter.

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    Emily Kelly Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Martin & Kent, L.L.C.

610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60187

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199305/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
OUTSTANDING PROSECUTOR AWARDDuPage County State's Attroney's Office1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead Trial AttorneyMartin & Kent, L.L.C.1996 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2009 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationDirector2009 - Present
Illinois Racing BoardCommissioner2004 - 2010
Kane County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Eric MunozNOT GUILTY

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Du Page Bar AssociationCrawford v. Washington2006
John Marshall Law ReviewBrock v. State1989

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoCriminal defenseJuris Doctor1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DuPage County Criminal Bar AssociationCriminal Defense Polygraph Exonerations2010
DuPage County Criminal Bar AssociationSearch and Seizure2008
DuPage County Sherrif's OfficeUse of Deadly Force seminar training2007
illinois Shriff's Association Springfield, Illinois4th amendment illegal automobile seaches2006
Illinois Sherrif's Association Annual MeetingAutomobile searches2006
DuPage County Sherrif's Office Conference MeetingUse of Deadly Force seminar training2004
Dupage State's Attorneys OfficeDUI Blood Breath and Urine Admissibilility Foundations1994

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