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Martin Samuel Lascola

DUI and DWI Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

5.0   182 reviews

also known as Martin S. LaScola -- 773-655-5544 - FORMER PROSECUTOR, Nominated SuperLawyer 2021-2023 - 24/7 Availability!! Call NOW


Licensed for 22 years

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    35%
    DUI is a very common misdemeanor charge that can (under specific circumstances) also be charged as a felony. DUI law in Illinois can be complex and requires a great deal of training to be handled effectively and properly. Call now for details.

    23 years, 3,750 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    From basic ordinance violations to serious misdemeanors and felony charges - the experience of a former prosecutor is invaluable to deal with complex criminal defense matters. Mr. LaScola can assist you in this area of practice. Call Now!!!

    19 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    Many traffic cases are simple infractions and do not require an attorney. Other tickets are more serious such as the Misdemeanor charges or select petty tickets that can result in license suspensions - Call Now if you require a seasoned Traffic Atty

    23 years, 4,000 cases

  4. Expungement
    10%
    Removing blemishes from your record will allow you to advance your career and stop being weeded out. Convictions and Court Supervision can interfere with your life. Call now to see if your case is eligible to be expunged or sealed!! 24/7

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Personal injury
    8%
    When you are injured due to the negligence of another person or entity - it is important to make sure you are compensated for your loss of income and often for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. An experienced team of lawyers can help!!

    19 years, 1,250 cases

  6. Domestic violence
    2%
    Domestic matters are sensitive cases that require the experience of a seasoned Defense Attorney. Dom. Batt. charges are mandatory conviction crimes and either a reduction of the charge or a dismissal is critical to avoid a permanent criminal record.

    23 years, 1,250 cases

  7. Administrative law
    1%
    Do you need an informal or formal hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State...If so, contact me TODAY to get started and my legal team of Administrative Hearing Attorneys will GET YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGES BACK!!!

    500 cases

  8. Car accident
    1%
    Car Accidents Happen...Whether you caused it or are the innocent victim and injured - LaScola Law Offices WE CAN HELP. 24/7

    23 years, 2,500 cases

  9. Civil rights
    1%
    Have you been injured as a result of police misconduct, abuse, or have been victimized by malicious prosecution - WE CAN HELP!!!!

    10 years, 50 cases

  10. Drug Crime
    1%
    Cocaine, Heroin, Large Amounts of Cannabis, and other miscellaneous narcotics - Let a former prosecutor with over 20+ years experience handle the defense and defend your interests.

    23 years, 1,500 cases

  11. Federal crime
    1%
    Federal Cases are complex and require an experienced attorney to navigate these treacherous waters. Even Federal plea negotiations required a skilled litigator for the sentencing hearing and preparation of the sentencing memorandum. 24/7 Available

    10 years, 10 cases

  12. Juvenile law
    1%
    Both misdemeanor and felony charges can be brought against minors in Illinois. Those under 17 can be charged in Juvenile Court and the consequences are serious. CALL NOW for experienced representation. Former Cook County Juvenile Court Prosecutor.

    23 years, 750 cases

  13. Spinal cord injury
    1%
    Severe Injuries such as spinal cord injuries are devastating and life altering. The intentional or negligent acts that cause such severe harm to an individual need to be accounted for. Allow our personal injury team to get to work for you. 24/7

    19 years, 10 cases

  14. Trucking accident
    1%
    Accidents With Commercial Vehicles Can Often Be The Most Devestating Collisions - WE CAN HELP!!! 24/7 - Call NOW

    19 years, 100 cases

  15. Violent crime
    1%
    Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault and Weapons Offenses all require a skilled Defense. Let a former prosecutor and seasoned defense attorney aid in your defense or plea negotiation.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  16. Workers compensation
    1%
    My team at our Lake County office can help you with your Workers Comp case. Nearly 20 years of experience with the Industrial Commision. Proven Results - CALL NOW

    100 cases

CALL NOW - 630-756-5508 - FORMER DUI/CRIMINAL PROSECUTOR - PROVEN RESULTS IN COOK, LAKE & DUPAGE! NOMINATED TO SUPERLAWYERS IN 2021, 2022 & 2023 & EXPERTISE WEBSITE RATED IN THE TOP 15 CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRMS IN SCHAUMBURG AND WAUKEGAN. TOP 3 DUI SUPERLAWYER - CHICAGO LAWYER MAGAZINE 2022

FREE Legal Advice Session!!! Call NOW - Take advantage of having a FORMER PROSECUTOR on YOUR SIDE!!  I WILL take cases to trial if fighting the State is recommended.  Don’t hire a plea deal specialist or those ”bait and switch” firms - I handle all litigation personally. 

Nominated to SuperLawyers in 2021 - a distinction only held by a select few attorneys in Illinois.  After reviewing 68 of the best local criminal Defense Firms in the Schaumburg area, LaScola Law Offices, Ltd. was recently selected in the top 15 from this select group of criminal defense firms by .

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If you are seeking an experienced, client-focused, and effective trial lawyer - you have found the answer with your decision to hire Criminal Defense Trial Attorney, Martin LaScola of LaScola Law Offices, Ltd.

I have practiced law for over 20 years at this stage in my career.  I represent clients in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry counties, primarily.  I practice in both State and Federal Court.  I am an aggressive advocate for my client - sometimes by proceeding to trial or a pre-trial motion when a contested hearing is warranted. On other occasions, where fighting the case is not in the client's best interest, I am a very persuasive and effective negotiatior.  I can improvise and think "outside the box" when necessary to achieve a creative solution to my clients' problems.  Allow me to put my expertise to work for you.  If you make the decision to retain my services, I guarantee to put forth my best efforts and use every tool in my arsenal to achieve the very best outcome in your case. Please call today at the office, (or reach me direct at).

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MY AFFILIATE OFFICES ALSO HANDLE MATTERS IN REAL ESTATE (RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL), FAMILY LAW & DIVORCE, ESTATE PLANNING, IMMIGRATION, CORPORATE, PERSONAL INJURY, MASS TORT, TAX APPEALS, LANDLORD/TENANT DISPUTES AND GENERAL CIVIL LAW MATTERS.

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Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Affliliate Office "Of Counsel"
Glenview Affiliate Office - Law Office of Alexander Gruzmark (“Of Counsel”)
Affiliate Office - Waukegan Branch - Spittali Law Offices
LaScola Law Offices, Ltd.
Willow Spring Corporate Center
333 E. Route 83, Suite 102
Mundelein, IL, 60060
Chicago Office - James Goldberg Law ("Of Counsel")
Kollias P.C. (affiliate firm)
Affiliate Law Office - Satellite Branch
1N141 County Farm Rd
Winfield, IL, 60190
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5.0 / 5.0
  182 customer reviews
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Posted by T - Forever Appreciative | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Every good thing you've read here is true
You messed up but relief is nearby. You want an expert who will also listen to you, explain the situation and your options and put you in the best situation for a positive outcome. Martin is your guy. After you hire him when you are going through waves of freaking out you can come to Avvo and re-read the 100+ positive comments (I've read them all for comfort 8 times by now) and know you've done all you can to help your situation. I put myself in a tough situation. I went out for a few drinks, nothing egregious but when I was leaving a parking lot I goosed it around a corner and squeeled my tires. I was pulled over and declined to talk the the officers about where I was that evening or participate in any sobriety tests. The prosecutors for DUI trials in Lake county are farmed out to a private firm and the state's firm sent their #1 top guy. Martin got us a Not Guilty on DUI and Reckless driving, and a modest fine and court supervision for squealing tires. Martin went head-to-head with the state's top dui prosecutor and left him noticeably pissed while we walked out with a huge W. You'll be comforted by his understanding of Lake county courts and procedures. He will listen to you. We worked together to craft a defense and no point anything that I thought important was left unconsidered. Even though my case hit a complication and dragged on a bit his flat rate fees were clear fair. Quite honestly they were about 75% of what I expected and was willing to pay for a proven winner. He's super busy but will always make time for you. Most importantly, he's a genuinely good guy. There's a reason for Martin's top rating. Do yourself a favor and pick the best. Get the free consult and make your own choice. It's hard to put a price in peace of mind. If you've read this, you've been informed. Unless you have another proven rockstar at your disposal to consider I strongly advise you to go with Martin.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch service
Mr. LaScola was professional from the first moment that I reached out to him. He made efforts to keep me informed of all of the steps that he took to make sure that my case was handled in the best way. At no point did he leave room for doubt that I had made a mistake in retaining his services.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • LaScola Law Offices, Ltd.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Advisor
  • Okabe & Haushalter
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Lead Counsel - Criminal, DUI & Traffic Division
  • Gardi & Haught, Ltd.
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • Goldberg Law Group
  • 2014 - 2022
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Alexander Gruzmark
  • 2011 - 2022
  • Partner ('09-'13) - Associate ('06-'09)
  • Davis & LaScola, Ltd. (n/k/a - Davis Law Group, P.C.)
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Larry A. Davis, Ltd.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney-Second Municipal District
  • Cook County States Attorneys Offce
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney - Juvenile Justice Bureau
  • Cook County States Attorneys Offce
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney - Criminal Appeals Division
  • Cook County States Attorneys Offce
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Dimonte & Lizak, LLC
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk - Sup. Ct. Rule 711 ('98-'99), Crim. Appeals - ('97)
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Il
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Double Major)
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • People v. H.M.
  • NOT GUILTY on 7/27/21
  • People v. K.S.
  • NOT GUILTY on 7/7/21
  • People v. Z.A.
  • Statutory Summary Suspension RESCINDED for CDL Driver!!! 3/6/19
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Associations

  • SuperLawyers
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Amicus Attorney Consultants
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys on LinkedIn
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member - Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Alumni
  • 1993 - Present
  • Justinian Society
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Awards

  • Top 3 DUI Attorneys - Chicago Lawyer Magazine
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Criminal Defense/DUI SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney - DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Admission to Trial Bar
  • Northern District of Illinois - Federal District Court
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Featured Attorney - DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (Criminal Defense)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Illinois Traffic Court Conference Certificates (2004-2012)
  • ISBA
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • DUI Seminar - 11th Annual Conference - CompletionCertificate
  • NACDL - Las Vegas Convention
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • G & H In-Service Training
  • DUI /Criminal/Traffic Matters - File Management/Discovery Review/Motion & Trial Practice
  • 2014
  • Gardi & Haught Attorneys & Legal Affiliates Continuing Legal Education
  • A to Z - DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • John Marshall Law School - Alumni Event
  • DUI/Criminal/Admin. Hearings - Law Offices of Larry A. Davis, Ltd.
  • 2008
  • Russian Radio Network - Evening Q & A
  • DUI and Traffic-Related Offenses
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (65)
Given (62)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work in the same courtroom as Mr. Lascola on many occasions. He is always extremely prepared, his knowledge of the law is second to none, and his demeanor in court is impressive. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin and I have a long professional history in the field of criminal, DUI and traffic matters. Martin is always professional, fully prepared and represents his clients with great care and intelligence. I'm pleased to endorse Martin as he is one of the best in his craft and in our profession. I endorse him with great appreciation for his skills."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lascola is a top attorney in criminal and traffic defense. He is a fierce advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most knowledgeable DUI attorneys in the entire state. Razor Shap. Top notch litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lascola is a knowledgeable attorney who works extremely hard for his clients. He is dedicated and committed to each client in order to get the best possible outcome. He provides outstanding representation and I would highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Martin is a tireless advocate for his clients. His work ethic and legal knowledge are truly commendable. I highly endorse his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Martin Lascola. I have known Martin for many years. I faced Martin many times when I was a prosecutor. He is a highly skilled negotiator and very sharp trial attorney. Martin is also very well-respected by his colleagues and the entire legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to know Martin for many years. He works tirelessly for his clients and extremely knowledgeable on the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is a passionate attorney who tirelessly works for his clients. His experience shows through the excellent results he achieves for his clients. I would not hesitate to contact Martin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Lascola. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is a highly skilled criminal attorney. His experience gives him the ability to handle many different criminal matters. He is one of the most professional and ethical lawyers that I know. I do not hesitate to endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I'm very fortunate to have worked with Mr. Lascola on several legal matters, and have known him for many years. He is, without question, one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the entire legal community when it comes to Criminal, Traffic, and DUI laws. He always provides high quality, effective representation for his clients, and has gained the respect of prosecutors, judges and fellow attorneys. For these reasons, I endorse Mr. Lascola."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aggressive and respected lawyer in the community. I highly recommend anyone looking for criminal defense or dui representation to call him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly."
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