Martin LaScola

Martin LaScola attended Marquette University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Philosophy before attending the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Martin is an experienced trial attorney with a broad base of experience in all aspects of criminal defense. Entering his fifteenth year of practice, he began his career as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney under former Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine.

During nearly 5 years as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Mr. LaScola prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from simple misdemeanor offenses to serious felony crimes. After his time in the public sector, Mr. LaScola entered private practice in 2004, and over his 11-year career as a criminal defense attorney, has taken hundreds of cases to trial and pre-trial motion hearings. With an impressive rate of success at trial, Martin brings this wealth of experience to you.

Mr. LaScola is well versed in all aspects of the criminal process often achieving successful negotiations with the opposition in cases that are not recommended for trial. Mr. LaScola will work very hard to achieve the best outcome possible. Diligent, instinctive, and aggressive – you can trust that Mr. LaScola has explored every possible outcome and prepare you with all the necessary information before making any important decision in your case.

Mr. LaScola is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in the State courts throughout Illinois as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

License

  • Illinois – 2000 to present

Work Experience

  • Gardi & Haught, Ltd. – Lead Counsel – Criminal, DUI, and Traffic – 2014 to present
  • Partner at Davis & LaScola, Ltd. (n/k/a – Davis Law Group, P.C.) – 2006 to 2013
  • Associate Attorney at Law Office of Alexander Gruzmark, Ltd. – 2005 – 2006
  • Of Counsel at Goldberg Law Group – 2014 to present
  • Of Counsel at Law Office of Alexander Gruzmark – 2012 to present
  • Associate Attorney at Law Office of Larry A. Davis, Ltd. 2004 to 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney-Second Municipal District at Cook County States Attorneys Office – 2003 to 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney – Juvenile Justice Bureau at Cook County States Attorneys Office – 2001 to 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney – Criminal Appeals Division at Cook County States Attorneys Office – 2000 to 2001
  • Law Clerk at Dimonte & Lizak, LLC – 1999 to 2000
  • Law Clerk – Sup. Ct. Rule 711 (’98-’99), Crim. Appeals – (’97) at Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, Il – 1997 to 1999

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago – Juris Doctor – 1999
  • Marquette University – Political Science – Philosophy – BA – 1996

Awards

  • Top Contributor – AVVO – 2014, 2013
  • Admission to Trial Bar – Northern District of Illinois – Federal District Court – 2014
  • Clients’ Choice Award – AVVO – 2014, 2012
  • Featured Attorney – DUI – 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (Criminal Defense) – National Trial Lawyers – 2014
  • Illinois Traffic Court Conference Certificates (2004-2012) – 2012
  • DUI Seminar – 11th Annual Conference – Completion Certificate – NACDL – Las Vegas Convention – 2007

Associations

  • Member – Justinian Society – 1996–1999
  • Member – Illinois State Bar Association – 2004–present
  • Alumni – Sigma Chi Fraternity – 1993–present
  • Member – Phi Alpha Delta – 1996–1999
  • Member – DuPage County Bar Association – 2014–present
  • Chairman – Sigma Chi Fraternity – 1993–1996
  • Member – Association of Federal Defense Attorneys – 2014–present
  • Member – John Marshall Law School Alumni Association – 2000–present
  • Member – Amicus Attorney Consultants – 2014–present
  • Member – Criminal Defense Attorneys on LinkedIn – 2014–present
  • Member – Top 100 Criminal Defense – National Trial Lawyers Association – 2014–present