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Jeffrey Edward Martin

Personal injury Attorney at Arlington Heights, IL

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Jeff Martin, Martin Law, LLC


Licensed for 40 years

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    25%
    Mr. Martin has been representing individuals/families in cases against nursing homes for 2 decades. Through his work, he seeks to effect improvements in nursing home care as well as compensate individuals for injuries to themselves or loved ones.

    22 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Jeff is dedicated to representing individuals/families injured through the negligence of others. His hard-work ethic focuses on meeting his clients’ needs with compassion and diligence while paying meticulous attention to their complex case details.

    40 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    Motor vehicle collisions occur due to a number of factors, e.g., distracted drivers (cell phone calls/texting), drunken drivers, inattention to roadway/traffic conditions.

    40 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    15%
    Medical malpractice claims/lawsuits arise when people are injured or die due to negligent acts of a healthcare provider, e.g. doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, and hospital.

    40 years

  5. Wrongful death
    15%
    Wrongful deaths occur when death results from another person's or corporate negligence, e.g. drunk driving, failing to diagnose/treat a medical condition, unsafe building construction. The law seeks to compensate the decedent’s survivors and estate.

    40 years

Jeffrey E. Martin, Senior Partner of Martin Law, LLC, former Owner of Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC, has practiced plaintiff’s personal injury law throughout his 38 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 cases.  He is proud to now have his daughter, Shauna M. Martin, as his Junior Partner. 

 

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 woman's 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; an approx. $2 million settlement against an inflatable amusement retailer and a PTO on behalf of a 5th grader who sustained fractures (and ultimately developed complex regional pain syndrome) when an 18' inflatable slide tipped over in a gymnasium; a $1.1 million settlement against a municipality, its paramedics, and a hospital for failure to timely intubate; and 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 medical malpractice 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.

Licensed for 40 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1982
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Jeanine | July 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Only Lawyer You'll Need
After almost running out of time on an injury I got thank goodness I found Jeffery Martin. With time almost gone he reassured me he'd take care of me. He and his daughter Shauna answered every single question I had and looked after my case. They're very skilled and will not stop until they get the answers they want. If you need an attorney that'll treat you like family...look no further. you've found the right one.
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Posted by Rob | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Partner
Trusted partner is the best way that I can describe Jeff. For almost, six years, Jeff worked with us on a very challenging and drawn out lawsuit. Throughout the entire process, Jeff provided great advice leveraging his professional legal knowledge while understanding the personal implications of all that we went through. Jeff was very accessible and accommodating for all the questions and concerns, and there were lots of them, throughout. He was always willing to talk and explain and advise. He consistently did more than I would have expected a lawyer to do. In the end, there is no question that Jeff was the difference between a very positive settlement and perhaps none at all. My wife and I very highly recommend Jeff.
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Posted by Weidler Hank | November 8, 2018
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Mr. Henry Weidler
Mr. Martin was enthusiastic about my problem. He asked me questions that I never considered would be asked. He not only understood my problem but anticipated what questions might be asked of me. My impression is that he is a true [professional that enjoys helping other people. I give him a 5 star rating with no hesitation.
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Posted by John | June 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with, very thorough.
I hired Jeff to represent me in front of my insurance company after a car accident. He prepped me for arbitration, facilitated the deposition, did great job altogether. Highly recommend.
Posted by Thomas | May 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
We had never been envolved with a lawsuit and Jeff explained the various options and guided us to an excellent decision. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Carey | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism At Its Best!
I found attorney Martin to be very knowledgeable, professional, respectful and caring through out the whole process. He always kept me updated and informed. He listen to my concerns and made the entire process more understandable. I would highly recommend attorney Martin.
Response from Jeffrey Martin November 27, 2018
Thank you, Carey. It was my pleasure to help you. Hope the healing can begin for you and your beautiful daughters. Stay in touch. Jeff
Posted by Sue | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Negligence and Wrongful death in a nursuing home for my father
I used Jeff previously in a lawsuit for my mom when he was at a large law office. He was great and I really enjoyed working with him. When my Dad passed away due to negligence and wrongful death from a nursing home, there was only one attorney I needed to help me and that was Jeff. I walked into his office and told him I need his help with Dad, he listened to me and was really compassionate about what he was hearing. Jeff knew my Dad from the previous case we had with my mom. Jeff went to work. He knew what we needed to do. Jeff is so knowledgeable experienced and is so compassionate. Although this case was very hard on me, it was a pleasure to work with Jeff again. He gets to know his clients personally. This was very helpful to know he understands your emotions. Jeff does not mind when you help him on certain details, or make suggestions, etc. he makes you part of his team. I am glad he was on my side, Jeff is a very good attorney and always has his clients best at hand. I highly recommend Jeff Martin to anyone. Dealing with a death is very hard for the families, but Jeff thru his professionalism compassion, knowledge and experience made this horrible ordeal a little better to handle. We won our case and now we have time to heal. Thank you Jeff for all you have done for me and will continue to do for others.
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Response from Jeffrey Martin February 9, 2018
Dear Sue: Thank you for your kind words. I was very fond of your Dad, "King Arthur," and knew how devastated he was when his beloved wife died due to neglect in a nursing home. As we have often spoken about, I was shocked to hear your Dad, a decorated Purple Heart Veteran, ended up himself a victim of such abuse. I do view my clients as part of my team and it was a pleasure receiving assistance from you and your sister. Ok, enough said. Start your healing and please don't be a stranger. Affectionately, JEM
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Posted by Barbara | November 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
After my husband and I both suffered injuries as the result of a distracted driver, we hired Jeff to help us with our claim. The system is definitely stacked against the victims but Jeff’s tenacity was apparent as he negotiated with the medical providers and insurance companies. He was honest with us, explaining what we could expect. He made himself available to us on weekends and evening to answer our questions and walk us through the process. We wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Response from Jeffrey Martin November 21, 2017
Dear BL-M and FM: Thank you for your kind words. Glad we were able to resolve this. Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving. JEM
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Motor vehicle accident
Jeffrey took the time to find a video of automobile accident I was involved in. One that the police failed to provide me with. I was knocked unconscious and lost my wife during the accident, I had no memory of it. I was told that the accident was my fault. I was filled with grief and sorrow. Several months after the accident I received a call from Jeffrey informing me that he received a video of the accident and that I was not responsible for the collision. Thanks to Jeffrey my mind is at ease and he is holding those responsible for the collision accountable.
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Response from Jeffrey Martin October 19, 2017
Dear DL: So very glad that despite the incomplete police review and lack of subsequent cooperation from the investigating officers, we were able to discover the truth and put your mind at ease. Justice truly prevailed as much as it could under these tragic circumstances. Thank you for placing your trust in me. it means more than I could ever express. Warmest regards, JEM
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Posted by Cassandra | July 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
⭐️⭐️⭐️
I couldn't imagine any other lawyer helping me the way Jeff did. He went out of his way to keep me in the loop and explain everything along the way. Glad the case is over but going to miss chatting with Jeff.
Response from Jeffrey Martin October 19, 2017
I will miss speaking with you too, CM. Hope all continues to go well with you. Jeff
Posted by Jackie | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Village of Mount Prospect
Jeff Martin went above and beyond to settle my suit. Jeff is always very professional and understanding, I would recommend him to anyone.
Response from Jeffrey Martin March 7, 2017
Thank you, Jackie, for your kind words. But the pleasure in representing you was all mine. Be well.
Posted by Darlene | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nursing Home Neglect case
My mother became ill while in the nursing home, which they didnt notice. I asked for her doctor to come to help her. It pretty much was too late.He listened and explained every step we would go through and answered all my questions. Kept me updated too. Very compassionate, and patient with me also. His knowledge was admiring. I have told my friends and family members how wonderful he was, and would recommend him, if they ever need help.
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Response from Jeffrey Martin December 21, 2016
Thank you, Darlene. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Calm and Creative!
My husband and I were in a desperate need for an attorney to help us navigate through our unusual case. After consulting with Mr. Martin about our story, he was eager and enthusiastic to help. When we met with Mr. Martin in person for the first time, he helped us to feel very comfortable, confident and assured about our situation. Through many months of working together, his communication has been thorough, timely and extremely professional. He is very compassionate, calm and easy going. He is very easy to talk to and trust worthy. He is passionate about his work and flexible. We are very grateful to have found him and if ever in the future we need legal advice or services we would absolutely hire Mr. Martin again. We would also highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Response from Jeffrey Martin October 3, 2016
Dear SG & SG: it was a pleasure to represent you regarding Joey. I am glad the result turned out so well. Enjoy your little boy. JEM
Posted by Annette | September 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight forward feedback
He was great. Even though I don't have enough to file a case he was very compassionate and informative and at least I felt I received a compassionate straight forward and honest opinion to something that was very sensitive to me and finally put my mind at rest. Others I had spoken to really didn't provide any explanation, leaving me wondering and unclear. He took the time to listen and explain and was very compassionate and knowledgeable. Definitely someone I would recommend in my book.
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Posted by Lisa | May 11, 2015
Awesome!
Mr. Martin was awesome! He is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and always responded to my calls and emails. Very honest and he always does his best to get you what you deserve. He went over and beyond. I will definitely call him again if I ever need to. Would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
Professional Services
Jeffrey Martin took our case when other attorneys would not. He kept us involved throughout the entire process. He was always available to us and answered all of our questions. He would constantly call and give us updates about the case. Jeffrey took a personal interest in our case. I would recommend him to any of my friends and neighbors, and if the need ever arises I would definitely call him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Peace of mind!
Attorney Martin was heaven sent. I was apprehensive about filling a law suit against my employer but Atty Martin eased my anxiety and any concerns I had. Atty Martin approached this case with confidence and was able to give me the confidence I needed to proceed. He has integrity and most importantly he followed through with all task in a timely manner. If you're looking for the whole package that an attorney has to offer, you're ganraunteed to find it in Atty Martin. Needless to say - my daughter and I had profound victory and our case was won. Not only did we win but we received above and beyond what we were expecting. Again, as I stated earlier, Atty Martin was heaven sent!
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Response from Jeffrey Martin May 16, 2015
Thank you for your kind words. It was an honor to represent you and your daughter. Hope she is doing better and on the road to healing. JEM
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2014
An exceptional lawyer and human being who cares
My case is being handled with impeccable precision and skill by Mr. Martin, whose professional and personal posture brings dignity, respect and results. All my calls are answered on the same day. Going above and beyond in all areas, he rates at the top. I am so grateful and fortunate he accepted my case. Kudos to you, Mr. Martin, with so much thanks!
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Posted by Donna | July 3, 2014
Simply the "Best"
Never before have I ever dealt with an attorney that was more competent, compassionate, aggressive and organized than Jeff Martin. He is truly "one in a million". Long after the settlement was reached I received a call from him asking how the patient, my mother was doing. He not only has great credentials but is an honest attorney (if that's possible). It was absolutely a pleasure to deal with him during such unpleasant circumstances. You can bet that I will be using him for all my future legal needs. Donna Walgren
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Response from Jeffrey Martin May 16, 2015
Donna: Thank you for your kind words. But it was entirely my pleasure to represent your Mom. Hope she is doing well. JEM
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2011
Trustworthy, Responsible and Available
Although my case is smaller than the cases he usually takes, he's taken me on as a client and has shown me that there are good lawyers out there. He is so trustworthy, he GENUINELY cares, and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior/Managing Partner
  • Martin Law, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Levin & Perconti
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Bruce R. Pfaff & Associates
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Karlin & Fleisher
  • 1982 - 1999
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Education

  • Loyola University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • North Park University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Stevens v Ed's Rentals, et al.
  • $1,945,000 settlement
  • C.J.Y. v Northshore Univ Health System
  • $5,511,567 Verdict
  • J.D, a minor v. Webster House Associates
  • $450,000,00
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Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Institutional Review Board, Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Ordinance Review Subcommittee
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Plan Commission
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1995
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 2019
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 2019
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Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jeff. I am not a litigation attorney so when a PI case could not be settled, within the statute of limitations, I had the good fortune of teaming up with Jeff, as co-counsel, on the litigation end. It was such a pleasure to share a case with Jeff since he is a first-rate attorney who demonstrated a great wealth of litigation knowledge. What I observed, as equally important, was his very responsive, patient, kind and reassuring demeanor to the case and our client from start to finish. I highly recommend Jeff and would not hesitate to refer his services."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a highly skilled and effective lawyer. He serves his clients well and obtains great results for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Martin is a fantastic attorney! I have entrusted him with numerous referrals and each client that I have sent to him has told me that he handles their cases with the utmost professionalism and skill. He has obtained numerous positive verdicts and settlements for my clients which they have been more than satisfied with. He not only is a great attorney, but he truly cares about his clients and their issues. It is rare that we find an attorney of Jeff's character, skill, and professionalism in the practice of law and I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff's an extremely hard working, personable and professional attorney. I would definitely recommend him and/or refer a matter to him for handling."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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