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Timothy P. Martin

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.




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


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




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


  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



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Jeremy Ming Wang

    A highly respected monument in the legal community and a pillar to those seeking justice in the eyes of adversity. Tough, aggressive, and one of the best trial attorney I have ever seen. I endorse this attorney without reservation.


    Jeremy Wang Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Lowell Opal

    I have known Tim for several years and he is active in the legal community, in court daily, and always a strong advocate for his clients.


    William Opal Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Martin & Kent, L.L.C.

610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60187


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199308/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
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
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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Publication NameTitleDate
Du Page Bar AssociationCrawford v. Washington2006
John Marshall Law ReviewBrock v. State1989
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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