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Martin J. Haxel

Car accident Attorney at Springfield, IL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Martin Haxel, Martin John Haxel

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 41 years
    Missouri - MO 42 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1982
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1981
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Automobiles, Trucks, Motorcycles, Head On and Rear End Collisions Drunk Driver Accidents Construction Zone Accidents

    33 years

  2. Personal injury
    Wrongful Death Slip and Fall Amputation Construction Accidents All Motor Vehicle Accidents Injuries to Children Shopping Mall and Retail Store Accidents Paralysis

    33 years

  3. Workers compensation
    Law Enforcement Firefighters Construction Workers Healthcare Workers Government Employees Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedics Nurses Police Officers Electricians Occupational Diseases Back and Traumatic Injuries Permanent Disability Cancer

    33 years



with more than thirty years of experience and millions of dollars recovered.

We are committed to achieving impressive results in personal injury and workers' compensation claims, and we have the track record to prove it.

We have been resolving workers' compensation and personal injury claims in Springfield and throughout Illinois since 1983. Mr. Haxel has handled more than 100 trials and appeals in state courts, federal courts and before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

We bring a unique perspective to workers' compensation and personal injury claims, because we have in the past represented defendants which enables us to better represent and fight for plaintiffs in auto accident, personal injury and workers' compensation cases. 

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310 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL, 62701
Haxel Law
200 W. Third St.
Alton, IL, 62002
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Posted by Cindy | April 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
I've used Martin Haxel a couple times over the years and I have fond that each time he is very prompt about responding to my inquiry and is able to talk to me in terms that I can understand!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmans Comp Claim
Marty Haxel took over my case after having 2 attorneys who did not appear to care enough to move the case along. Marty dug in and was able to get a verbal settlement within 2 to 3 weeks after taking my case. He communicated every action/communication immediately - which was in great contrast to the previous attorneys who infrequently returned my calls. I was very impressed with both his tenacity and communication skills.
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Posted by Bob | July 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Some one you can trust
Marty has always given me sound, pragmatic advice. Straight forward and honest opinions whether on a consult or a hire. Always puts the client first.
Posted by Ruby | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
work compensation claim
Marty, and I will say Marty because he gave me the comfort when we first meet that it was okay to address him this way. He fought with and for me from the time I called about the accident until the day I received my compensation. He was thorough and did not allow me to be taken advantage of by the employer's insurance company. My workmen's comp checks started right away and the company paid all my medical bills for spinal fusion and therapy afterwards , he also sought Medicare-Set-Aside and it was awarded. I trusted Marty and he knew I was counting on him to enforce the laws to protect me in my accident and he did just that !
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Posted by Ann | July 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Excellence
Martin helped me with a car accident I was involved in but wasn't at fault. He provided excellent advice numerous times along with contacting the insurance companies and reviewing all the various reports. His professionalism, knowledge, and compassion helped me through this difficult situation and I know he will go to bat for me if I need him to do more in the future. Martin comes highly recommended.
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Posted by Marvin and Mary | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Excellence
We hired Marty when our previous attorney became a judge. We needed our will updated and several other legal issues addressed during a move and real estate sale. Marty was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and more than helpful in addressing our legal issues and any questions we had. We highly recommend Marty for his professional excellence.
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Posted by Kathy | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Referred Mr. Haxel to two close friends who been extremely happy with the progress he is making on their cases. Very professional and more importantly KIND.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Haxel Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Livingstone, Mueller, O'Brien & Davlin P.C.
  • 1991 - 2015
  • Special Assistant Attorney General
  • State Of Illinois Attorney General's Office
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • State Of Illinois Attorney General's Office
  • 1983 - 1985
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wyse v. Sangamon County Sheriff
  • Plaintiff awarded all benefits
  • Roof v. Hart-Clayton, Inc
  • Very large settlement awarded to plaintiff


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018


  • Illinois State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter
  • Bringing the Insurance Carrier Into the Case
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is aggressive, diligent, competent, and professional. Although we were on opposite sides, I was impressed with his skill and attention to detail without being rude, unreasonable, or obnoxious. He is an advocate for his clients and a gentleman at the same time."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Haxel is an excellent attorney and a wonderful person. We worked together on a case that went to jury trial. I was always impressed with his preparation, knowledge of the law, and attention to detail."
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Springfield Car accident Lawyer Martin J. Haxel
Martin J. Haxel
Car accident Attorney
Springfield, IL
Licensed for 42 years
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