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As a former prosecutor who worked in all ares of the State's Attorneys Office for 13 years, I have a very rounded knowledge of the criminal justice system. I've worked with thousands of police officers over the course of my career, and feel that I know what they look for when they investigate and arrest defendants. The best way to know how to win a criminal case is to know what the State needs to prove in order to win the case. I prosecuted every type of case, from traffic tickets to first degree murder. That is excactly why I am skilled at defending all types of criminal cases.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Juvenile: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Patrick O'Donnell

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    Michael O'Donnell DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeremy Ming Wang

    I have worked on several cases with Mr. Scott Kent. He is a very skilled, knowledgeable, and aggressive litigator. I highly endorse this lawyer without reservation.

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    Jeremy Wang Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Martin & Kent, L.L.C.

610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60187-5870

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersNational Trial lawyers Association2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMartin & Kent, LLC2008 - Present
Felony ProsecutorDuPage County State's Attorney's Office1993 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationVice President2009 - 2010
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2014
Illinois Capital Litigation Trial BarMember2004 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Mahmoud SalehConviction reversed and case remanded for further proceedings.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Northern Illinois UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DuPage Coutny Attorney Resource CenterIllinois Concealed Carry Review2014

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