Timothy P. Martin, a partner at Martin & Kent, L.L.C., has been practicing law ever since he graduated from the John Marshall Law School with his Juris Doctorate. While in law school, he served as the associate editor of the John Marshall Law Review, and his work even led to a nationally published article. Since then, he has devoted his professional career to the field of criminal law. He was initially hired as a prosecutor by Attorney General and former DuPage State’s Attorney Jim Ryan.
In this capacity, he prosecuted more than 2,500 misdemeanor cases and successfully conducted more than 900 bench and jury trials. He also prosecuted more than 500 felony cases that ranged from aggravated battery to murder. Mr. Martin regularly served on the Felony Review/Screening Team for police officers and was even responsible for training newly appointed State Attorneys. He also authored the Prosecutors DUI manual, earning him a great deal of recognition within the legal community.
After retiring as a prosecutor, Mr. Martin went into private practice on the other side of the courtroom, taking up a career as a criminal defense lawyer. In this capacity, he has successfully defended more than 10,000 clients against criminal charges – ranging from driving under the influence (DUI) to murder. In fact, he has never lost a murder case as either a prosecutor or a defense attorney. People from all walks of life have turned to him for help, including politicians, police officers and courtroom personnel.
If you are in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney in DuPage County or any surrounding area, you too can turn to Timothy P. Martin for the dedicated legal advocacy that you deserve. With nearly two decades of experience in the field of criminal law, he understands what it takes to win a difficult case. He has been elected as the President of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Bar Association and even served as a Director of the entire Bar Association of DuPage County. Call now to learn more!
In the 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
Mike North Sports Radio Show
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.
He was recently published in the DuPage County Bar Association Journal, 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. More recently, the Governor has appointed him to the position of Commissioner on the Illinois Racing Board where he regularly adjudicates appeals brought to the board by various litigants.
Juris Doctor (John Marshall Law School, Chicago) 1991
Illinois State Bar – 1993
Lead Trial Attorney (Martin & Kent, L.L.C.) 1996 – Present
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
Du Page Bar Association (Crawford v. Washington) 2006
John Marshall Law Review (Brock v. State) 1989
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