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Timothy P. Martin

Criminal defense Attorney at Wheaton, IL

4.8   152 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%

    32 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    32 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    20%

    32 years, 500 cases

  4. Violent crime
    20%

    32 years, 1,500 cases

  5. White collar crime
    20%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

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.

 

Media

 

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

WEBIO 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

 

Publications

 

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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Location

Martin & Kent, L.L.C.
610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60187

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  152 customer reviews
Posted by Kathie | March 25, 2019
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Undisclosed
Tim is an excellent attorney. I felt he really listened to what was important to me and understood my desired outcome. He was respectful, professional and honest. He won my case. I have referred Tim many times and will continue to do so. Tim works hard for his clients, and he will work hard for you.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2018
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Top Flight, then and now...
I have unfortunately had my fair share of scrapes with the law over the years, all the way back to my younger years. Every single time I got into any trouble, I hired Tim Martin. 7 total cases, 0 total convictions. Spanning 19 years. Brass Tacks. Don’t gamble with your future, hire this attorney and you won’t be dissapointed.
Posted by Stephanie | April 3, 2018
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The Best
I have both retained (myself) and referred Tim Martin to my daughter. In both cases the odds were highly against us (years apart). He won each case with the diligence of a highly polished professional, simply put HE REALLY KNOWS the law. You'll be hard pressed to find someone as brilliant as Tim, he wins.
Posted by Steve | March 27, 2018
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DUI charge reduced.
I hired Tim Martin for my DUI charge and he had my license reinstated during my case. After it was all said and done the charge was reduced to a reckless driving charge. I paid minimum fines a few hours of community service and kept my drivers license. He got me out of a lot of trouble which I'm extremely thankful for. Most attorneys just care about the money and not the results. Tim fights for getting best results! I highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
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One of best and most reliable firms out there!
I received a warrant for my arrest for battery with bodily harm. I didn't know who to turn to or who to trust. Thankfully, Tim Martin came to my aid. He and his firm fought to obtain the evidence I needed to prove my innocence. When the state took the case to trial, I felt confident that my defense was solid, having Mr. Martin and his firm on my side. One of the most capable defense attorneys in.
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Posted by Cindy | October 26, 2017
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The best
I hired Tim and Scott who both took my felony case, they were so compassionate and amazing with me. It was awesome to know that everyone knew them when I whent to the courthouse. Tim got my case dismissed at trial without me having to testify. I was afraid my college degree was wasted but they managed to help! Thank you both
Posted by Alfredo | October 26, 2017
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One of the best things I have ever done is hire the law office of Martin & Kent,LLC
I would highly recommend this law firm to everyone it’s the best lawfirl I have ever worked with. A few years ago I had 1 traffic case and I hired a different attorney and that one I will not recommend not even to my worst enemy with only 1 traffic ticket and I had to do 2 weeks in jail while I was promised I would not do jail time. AND NOW WITH THE SUPPER LAWYERS TIMOTHY MARTIN AND SCOTT KENT FROM MARTIN & KENT,LLC I had like 6-8traffic tickets back to back and driving while license suspended they were able to help me with the best results I could ever ask for and the best part I didn’t do jail time when clearly I could have. They were so understanding that my family depended on me to no be in jail my wife ia a stay home mom with a newborn and 2 more kids. SO YES MARTIN & KENT BEST ATTORNEYS EVER !!
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
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Helped me out of a serious pickle
When i first met him i was nervous, but he was so kind, courteous, and easy to work with. Truly professional and he takes his line of work quite serious, considering me managed to save me from trouble when i fell with a bad crowd of people. He didn't me down and I promise he won't let you do!
Posted by Susan | September 29, 2017
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meticulous, fast-thinking, ethical, courteous, well-organized, brilliant, formidable, wise and witty
I hired Tim when I was facing a possible felony charge. Tim’s knowledge in and out of the courtroom is nothing less than brilliance. His reputation in DuPage County far surpasses most. If you want compassion, caring and knowledge, hire this man. Amazing outcome, very favorable, and just. (BTW, no felony charges).
Posted by Roland | September 1, 2017
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Great lawyer
I had a few driving in a revoke license. I hired Timothy and Scott. got me a misdemeanor, explained everything clearly and correctly. Mr. Martin is very experienced and polite. I highly recommend him and his team to help resolve your case.
Posted by Adam | August 2, 2017
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If you need help, Tim Martin can help.
I received a warrant for my arrest from DuPage County for battery with bodily harm, even though I didn't harm anyone. I didn't know who to turn to or who to trust. Thankfully, Tim Martin came to my aid. He and his firm fought to obtain the evidence I needed to prove my innocence. When the state took the case to trial, I felt confident that my defense was solid, having Mr. Martin and his firm on my side. One of the most capable defense attorneys in DuPage County and in Illinois, Tim Martin is respected by everyone in the courtroom. If you are fortunate enough to have him fight on your behalf, you can rest easy, knowing that you have the best working on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
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THANK GOD FOR THIS LAWYER!!!!
Words cant express how thankful I am for Mr. Martin and his legal team. He handled my case with the upmost professionalism and patience. I was very nervous about the outcome of my case but he was very optimistic about the outcome and assured me numerous times that there was no need to worry. I'm grateful that he was able to help me and to resolve my case in my favor. I highly recommend Mr. martin and his legal team.
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Posted by dwayne | July 19, 2017
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The Real Deal
I whole hartedly reccommend Tim Martin as your legal council. Tim has worked Extremely hard on my behalf to get the judgement I deserved. If you looking for an attorney with COURT EXPERIENCE look no further. Timothy Martin is the "Real Deal"
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2017
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The best ever!!!!
Tim Martin is absolutely fantastic!! From the minute I walked into his office I was very impressed. Mr. Martin is very professional, kind, caring, and compassionate. Along with all of those great qualities, he is obviously very experienced and aggressive, and started working on my case immediately. Mr. Martin called me multiple times to keep me informed on the details of my case, and to help keep me from worrying too much. Such a wonderful attorney!!! Honestly, I don't think you will find a better attorney than Tim Martin.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
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Absolutely Fantastic!
Tim Martin is such a wonderful lawyer! Very professional and courteous, he gets the job done and makes it look so easy! He definitely knows what he's doing, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Because of him, my career remains unharmed and I can still achieve the goals I had originally set for myself in life, and continue to pursue grad school to the fullest. If he had not been there, the outcome would have been much, much worse. I very much appreciate what he has done for me, and I can't write enough how grateful I am. If anyone ever needs a lawyer- please, call him. Thanks again Tim!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2017
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Excellent results
Mr. Martin did an incredible job representing my son in a residential burglary case. He was able to get the charges reduced and to get him probation. Mr. Martin's vast experience was evident in how he handled a difficult case.
Posted by Eduardo | April 23, 2017
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Best of best
Really grateful with Mr martin and Mr Aprati for the legal assistance they provided for my brother case. They were very professional and consistent on notifying me that status of the cause. I highly recommend them and definitely would contact them for any future legal case. Considering that my case was difficult one and they delivered.
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Posted by Kevin | February 8, 2017
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Forever Grateful
I cannot put into words how grateful I am that you were willing to take my grandsons case. My grandson made several bad decisions just after turning 18 years of age which resulted in his arrest. Facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, my wife and I were at a loss on how best to help our grandson. After contacting your firm, a good deal of our burdens’ were lifted. For almost two years, Mr. Martin and Mr. Kent worked on my grandson’s behalf. Dealing with aggressive prosecutors, guiding us thru numerous court proceedings and appearances, and answering all of our questions. Due to your firm’s efforts, the felony charges were reduced. The potential outcome could have been far worse. My family and I will forever be grateful. Thank you Julie, Mr. Martin and Mr. Kent.
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Posted by Dulce | October 5, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
I hired attorney Martin for a dui case in got charged with in dupage county not only was he very well known in the court room but very professional. Money well spent he beat my case it was a pleasure working with him
Posted by Tom | September 9, 2016
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Best legal assistance!!!!
We hired Tim and Scott to defend our son on a motor vehicle burglary charge. They were incredible and actually beat the case. Now we are seeking expungement. Our son's future is again bright. We can't thank them enough for all their hard work. Hire these guys if you need help.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Martin & Kent, L.L.C.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Eric Munoz
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Illinois Racing Board
  • Commissioner
  • 2004 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • OUTSTANDING PROSECUTOR AWARD
  • DuPage County State's Attroney's Office
  • 1995

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • DuPage County Criminal Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Polygraph Exonerations
  • 2010
  • DuPage County Criminal Bar Association
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2008
  • DuPage County Sherrif's Office
  • Use of Deadly Force seminar training
  • 2007
  • illinois Shriff's Association Springfield, Illinois
  • 4th amendment illegal automobile seaches
  • 2006
  • Illinois Sherrif's Association Annual Meeting
  • Automobile searches
  • 2006
  • DuPage County Sherrif's Office Conference Meeting
  • Use of Deadly Force seminar training
  • 2004
  • Dupage State's Attorneys Office
  • DUI Blood Breath and Urine Admissibilility Foundations
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim for years. Tim works hard for his clients, is always prepared for court, handles difficult cases, is an excellent trial attorney, and is respected by opposing counsel and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim Martin is renowned for his ability to aggressively fight for his clients. He has a history of being successful because he is humble and honest, which endears him to juries, judges, and prosecutors. He is always prepared and seems to genuinely care about his clients. I have always been impressed by Tim Martin's professionalism. If you are in trouble, Tim will really help you through the crisis."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a credit to the legal community. He is honest and one the hardest working attorneys I know. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You know what makes a great defense attorney? Someone who worked in the prosecutor's office. With recommendations from attorneys who know him and clients who love him, it's easy to recommend attorney Martin. He knows the system and he knows the law. His years of experience can also tell you what to expect when you deal with the Criminal Law Justice System. If you have a questions about Criminal Law, he is your answer. Simple as that."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was initially impressed with Tim's skills and professional demeanor as he was able to multi-task between criminal and family law with an extensive knowledge of both areas of law. However, his dedication to meeting his clients' needs separates him from the rest of the field. Tim is honest, reliable and hard working and I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Martin my entire legal career as a former felony Prosecutor. When I started as a State's Attorney he was already ranked as the top criminal defense attorney and was a great source of information. His trial skills are unmatched in the courthouse. He is known for taking the most difficult cases to trial and winning them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim has a wealth of experience in the criminal defense field. He is known and respected by the local attorneys and judges in this and the surrounding counties. His excellent results and successful trial record speak volumes about his skill in and out of the courtroom. I would trust him to handle any type of criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is an excellent lawyer and is well respected throughout the Chicago area. He is very attentive to his clients and well versed in the law. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tim for many years and I recommend him to anyone who as a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had cases with Tim, and have consistently found him to be highly skilled. He has an excellent reputation among the lawyers in our County, for both his legal knowledge and his integrity. I would refer a member of my family to Tim without hesitation."
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