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Jeffrey E. Martin, Owner of Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC has practiced plaintiff’s personal injury law throughout his 30 year career. Mr. Martin is dedicated to representing individuals and their families injured through the negligence of others.  Jeff’s hard-work ethic focuses on meeting the needs of his clients with compassion and diligence while paying meticulous attention to the complex details of their case.


Jeff has achieved numerous multi-million dollar results for his clients, including a $5 million verdict against a hospital and resident for mishandling of a tracheotomy tube; a $4.5 million settlement against a reproductive endocrinologist who failed to diagnose a young womans adrenal cancer; a $4.6 million settlement against a Chicago hospital for failure to monitor a tracheotomy tube; a $3.65 million settlement against a municipality on behalf of his clients who were killed after a police car struck their vehicle during a chase; a $2.9 million settlement with a hospital and obstetrician for a newborn’s brachial plexus injuries; a $1.1 million settlement against a municipality, its paramedics, and a hospital for failure to timely intubate; and, most recently, a $1.03 million verdict against an obstetrician for a newborn’s brachial plexus injuries.


Jeff has successfully resolved cases turned down by other attorneys, including a  $2.25 million settlement against a Chicago hospital for failure to timely diagnose and treat an infection in a five-year-old boy who was recovering from leukemia; a $2 million settlement for the death of a 62-year-old husband and father for failure to diagnose a cardiac tamponade; a $300,000 settlement for a woman who suffered irritable bowel syndrome and other complications from a laparoscopy; and a $975,000 settlement for a woman who suffered right ulnar nerve injury during a cardiac ablation (notably, Mr. Martin was asked to represent the woman after she served on the jury for one of his trials).   


Accompanied by a physically disabled client, Jeff met with Illinois legislators in Springfield to demonstrate the injustice of tort reform.


He has served on the Institutional Review Board at Children’s Memorial Hospital, two terms on the Arlington Heights Plan Commission (including Chairman of its Ordinance Review Subcommittee), and on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization assisting families living in poverty.  He is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (served on Amicus Committee), Illinois State Bar Association, Knights of Columbus, Arlingtion Heights Chamber of Commerce, and a former member of the Board of Directors for Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy. 


Jeff has received an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubble American Law Directory, indicating preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards, has been selected as a "Super lawyer and a member of The National Trial Lawyers.  Jeff resides in Arlington Heights with his wife, Marikay, and has 3 children, Shauna, Daniel and Alyssa.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alan John Schumacher

    I have known Jeff Martin for many years, primarily as an opponent in personal injury litigation. He has always been prepared, professional and a strong advocate for his clients. Jeff is a credit to the legal profession. Anyone looking to hire an attorney to represent them in a personal injury matter would be well-served if they select Jeff Martin.


    Alan Schumacher Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC

2340 S. Arlington Hts. Rd.
Suite 520
Arlington Hts., IL, 60005


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC2013 - Present
PartnerLevin & Perconti2000 - 2013
AssociateBruce R. Pfaff & Associates1999 - 2000
PartnerKarlin & Fleisher1982 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial LawyersTop 100 Member2014 - Present
Arlington Heights Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Institutional Review Board, Children's Memorial HospitalMember1995 - 1997
Ordinance Review SubcommitteeChairman1992 - 1995
Village of Arlington Heights, Plan CommissionMember1989 - 1995
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2015
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Daniel Brown, Dec'd v. Unidentfied Chicago hospital$2.25 Million
M.R. v. Undisclosed OB-Gyne$1.95 Million
M.R. v. Undisclosed Chiropractors and Internist$2 Million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
North Park UniversityPolitical Science & AcctingBA - Bachelor of Arts1978