Jeffrey E. Martin has practiced law in Illinois since 1982, beginning his legal service career deeply committed to the idea of making a positive difference in people’s lives. In seeking justice for those hurt due to the negligence of others, he found the ideal way to honor that commitment. Three decades later, Jeff’s passion for his work and absolute dedication to his clients has not diminished.
Jeff has successfully resolved numerous cases in excess of $1,000,000, including a $5,000,000 verdict against a hospital and one of its residents; a $4,600,000 verdict against a Chicago hospital; a $3,650,000 verdict against a municipality; a $2.25 Million recovery for the family of a boy recovering from leukemia who died at a Chicago hospital due to complications from an untimely diagnosed infection; a $1.15 Million settlement for a high school teacher hit by a truck; and a $1,100,000 recovery against another municipality, its paramedics, and a local hospital. Jeff has been able to successfully represent clients in medical malpractice cases who had been told by prior counsel that no liability existed. One case involved a $2 Million recovery for the wrongful death of a 62 year old husband/father due to an undiagnosed cardiac tamponade that occurred at a south suburban Chicago hospital. Another case involved a young woman who as a result of a laparoscopy suffered irritable bowel syndrome and other complications that resulted in a $300,000 recovery. He was able to obtain a $975,000 recovery for a woman who had her right ulnar nerve injured during the course of a cardiac ablation procedure at a suburban hospital. Notably, that woman had been a member of the jury in one of Jeff’s medical malpractice trials and approached him after the trial was over to see if he would represent her. Most recently, Mr. Martin was able to obtain a $4.5 Million recovery for a young woman whose adrenal cancer was misdiagnosed and untreated for 3 ½ years.
Jeff takes seriously his obligation to address his clients’ concerns in a timely and compassionate manner. He prides himself on being readily accessible to his clients, and on his ability to relate to and serve the needs of clients of varying ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
Jeff is active in both the legal and medical communities. Accompanied by one of his physically disabled clients, Jeff met with Illinois legislators in Springfield to oppose measures to place limits on recoveries available for victims of medical malpractice. He has served on the ITLA Amicus Committee and on the Institutional Review Board at Children’s Memorial Hospital. He has also given presentations on various topics related to tort law changes. In his local community, Jeff has served two terms on the Arlington Heights Plan Commission and was Chairman of the Ordinance Review Subcommittee. Jeff has also served on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization whose mission was to assist impoverished families. Currently, he is a volunteer for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services helping families in foreclosure to keep their homes.
Jeffrey E. Martin
Admitted 1982, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Jeffrey E. Martin
Loyola University (J.D., 1982)
Recipient: Louis Kokoris Memorial Scholarship in Political Science and Law, 1977
Recipient: Lincoln Academy of Illinois Award, 1977
Member: Delta Mu Delta
North Park University (B.A. magna cum laude, 1978)
Jeffrey Martin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. His other professional and civic associations include:
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Volunteer, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
- Institutional Review Board, Children’s Memorial Hospital, 1995-1997
- Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Plan Commission, 1989-1995
- Chairman, Ordinance Review Subcommittee, 1992-1995
Selected by peer vote as an Illinois “Leading Lawyer,” Recipient of “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer, 2011 – 2016.