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.
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
Mike North Sports Radio Show
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
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
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.
Licensed since 1993
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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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1993||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|OUTSTANDING PROSECUTOR AWARD||DuPage County State's Attroney's Office||1995|
|Lead Trial Attorney||Martin & Kent, L.L.C.||1996 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||President||2009 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Director||2009 - Present|
|Illinois Racing Board||Commissioner||2004 - 2010|
|Kane County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Criminal defense||Juris Doctor||1991|
|DuPage County Criminal Bar Association||Criminal Defense Polygraph Exonerations||2010|
|DuPage County Criminal Bar Association||Search and Seizure||2008|
|DuPage County Sherrif's Office||Use of Deadly Force seminar training||2007|
|illinois Shriff's Association Springfield, Illinois||4th amendment illegal automobile seaches||2006|
|Illinois Sherrif's Association Annual Meeting||Automobile searches||2006|
|DuPage County Sherrif's Office Conference Meeting||Use of Deadly Force seminar training||2004|
|Dupage State's Attorneys Office||DUI Blood Breath and Urine Admissibilility Foundations||1994|