Client Reviews

3 ticket mess…..Martin cleaned it up

I had a couple speeding tickets and a serious speeding all in a one month period.Martin dropped the serious to a petty and got me supervision with the online class….He followed up and was always available (even via text). Spend a little extra and go with great service provided by Martin Lascola

- (5 star review)

Federal Prosecution Tax Evasion

Martin was exactly the attorney you want in your corner for a serious matter. Most important trait Martin brings to the table is his ability to communicate constantly and he is available to answer your concerns 24/7, even via text. Overall, his advice and guidance has helped me achieve the best scenario possible under the circumstances. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney for serious or not so serious matters. Most Attorneys will direct you to their voicemail and tell your there is no updates. Martin listened and executed better than I could have hoped for.

- (5 star review)

Great Attorney!

After my initial consultation with Martin Lascola I knew to hire him to represent my case for a DUI. Everything worked out as great as it possibly could’ve! Mr. Lascola won my case on the very first trial date and all charges were dropped. His explanation of what to expect and the necessary steps I would need to take were well communicated. His skills during the trial were unmatched and if you really need help I highly recommend Attorney Martin Lascola!

- (5 star review)

If you’re searching for a solution this is it

Martin is an excellent attorney. Very knowledgeable in his field. I am most definitely going to use him again if needed. Prices are reasonable. Don’t waste time given him a call!!!

- (5 star review)

Highly Recommended

I consulted a few different attorneys before making my decision to hire Martin. I’m very happy with my decision of hiring Martin. He knew what he was doing. I was able to tell he had experience from the preliminary consultation and it showed throughout the case. Thanks for all your help Martin!

- (5 star review)

Highly Effective

The choice to contact Mr. Lascola in regards to my speeding ticket was the best choice I could have made. From the very beginning, Martin explained more process details than expected and presented them in an easy way to understand. He was very easy to talk to and answered each of my questions without me feeling brushed off. His strategy was highly effective with a positive conclusion.

- (5 star review)

Great Lawyer!!

I contacted Mr. Lascola after I got a speeding ticket which was bad enough to be a misdemeanor. Mr Lascola prepared a mitigation packet and managed to get the violation reduced to a petty offense with only a few days of community service. Throughout the whole case he was extremely responsive and helpful and the outcome was best one possible!! I would definitely recommend Mr. Lascola, he did an outstanding job handling my case.

- (5 star review)

Make Martin your first call

Anyone who has been in a situation that requires an attorney knows it can be extremely stressful, and from the outset Martin was a calming influence. He explained my situation, my options, and what I could expect next in this overwhelming process.

Once we entered in to the defense stage he laid out strategies and how we would best represent my interests. He was constantly available and never made me feel silly for asking many questions. As the case moved toward a conclusion his knowledge and diligence saved what could have been a career/life ending defeat into a victory. I can’t begin to thank him enough and I highly recommend him to any and all who might need an attorney to help them.

- (5 star review)

The Best Attorney Ever!!

My case was ticket for excessive speeding (35+ over). Under IL law it was possible class A misdemeanor punishable up to 1 year in jail. We have agreed fee for his services and what was supposed to be 2-times court appearances turned into 5 courts. I have numerous tickets on my MVR from few years ago and Mr. Lascola always looked out for whats best for my interests – delaying case if judge seemed unfavorable or irritated while never asking for more money. In the end class A misdemeanor charge was turned into just a petty offense and I was given a probation. Even judge said that I was lucky to have Mr. Lascola as my attorney. He’s definitely the best I’ve encountered in all of my court appearings. Great attorney, quick communications, reputable, knowledgable. Words “Lawyer” and “Honest” do not go together. Mr. Martin Lascola proved it wrong! Thank you!

- (5 star review)

No regrets!!!

I do not live in Illinois and needed a local attorney for a moving traffic violation. After an online review of attorneys in the Chicago area and making several phone calls to the same, I chose Martin Lascola.

I was extremely pleased with my decision. Martin did everything he said he would do in a timely manner. He was very professional, attentive and kept me informed at all times.

The results he obtained exceeded my expectations, I could not have hoped for a better result.

I highly recommend Martin and when I am in the Chicago area I plan to meet him in person. He is not only a great attorney, he is personable and it was a pleasure to do business with him.

Choosing Martin – No regrets!!!

- (5 star review)

Suspended License – Gets it Done!

My case was one in which I received a large ticket and criminal charge for driving with a suspended license that I was not aware of. This suspended license was noticed when I was pulled over for speeding, for which I also received a ticket. I explained the situation to Martin over the phone and he immediately got started with the case. By the time I got to court, Martin had already wiped out both charges, making it so the only fee I had to pay was legal and there were no tickets to pay. Martin even lowered the price for me. The whole process was painless and I strongly recommend Martin to anyone else who is found driving with a suspended license.

- (5 star review)

Highly Recommend Martin for DUI

I was charged a few months ago with my first (and last) DUI. I had no idea what to do, but started researching attorneys online (perhaps like you are if you’re reading this). After speaking to several of them, I gave Martin a call based on his reviews from Avvo. Immediately Martin instilled much more confidence in his abilities than the other attorneys did, and I hired him on the spot. I am now mostly done with the legal end of it (Cook County), and Martin did not disappoint. Below are a few highlights.
– Martin has a lot of experience and it shows. He knows the system, the process, and will tell you what to expect
– Martin seems to know the players in the system. I noticed this in his reviews on Avvo and found it to be true in my case. Obviously this can be helpful in negotiations and with the overall approach he takes
– Martin is EXTREMELY responsive. Whether by phone, text, or email, I usually heard back from him immediately… no matter what time of day / holiday, etc. This stands out as being one of the best parts of my experience with Martin. When I was freaking out or had a question, he was right there to answer.
Overall, this is not a fun thing to go through. However, I believe that Martin gave me the best possible outcome. I won’t go into details, but he did help my case significantly and made the whole process a lot more bearable for me. Definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a good DUI attorney.

- (5 star review)

DUI Case – No tests

Martin was the best lawyer for this job. Hired him because of past reviews and I’m glad I did. Was found not guilty on a DUI charge where I did not blow and was unable to take field sobriety tests because of a personal injury. Would highly recommend to anyone and every one dealing with a DUI case.

- (5 star review)

It was just a pleasure to work with Martin

I got the response with the scope and all case details within minutes from my online inquiry – everything happened exactly as it was described in the first email. Thank you

- (5 star review)

Worth the money!

I contacted Martin after I received a speeding ticket for going 30 over, which is now considered a Class B misdemeanor in the state of Illinois. He was able to reduce it to a lower speed, removing the misdemeanor charge, higher court costs/fines, and no traffic school. His fee was very reasonable, and was worth every penny!

- (5 star review)

Class B Misdemeanor Speeding

I am a WI resident and received a speeding ticket for 33 MPH over the limit, which is a class B misdemeanor in IL. Of course, when I researched and found this out, I was VERY stressed by what could potentially happen. Having a misdemeanor on my record could greatly impact my professional license. Martin was great at keeping me informed and letting me know realistically what my options were. I was in court for only about 10 minutes. He was able to get my case down to 15 MPH over the speed limit, court costs/fines, and supervision. I also do not have to do traffic school. I would highly recommend Martin for any speeding ticket needs!!!

- (5 star review)

Amazing Work

A great lawyer.
I was facing 2 Class B misdemeanors. He took care of both of them keeping my record clean. I even contacted him on short notice. He still took the cases even though the court date was just 3 days away. Kept me well informed throughout the whole process. I felt his prices were quite reasonable for what I was asking of him. If you are reading this review look no further, Just call him. You can’t go wrong.

- (5 star review)

Top Notch Attorney

Martin Samuel Lascola was an excellent Lawyer handling our case. Martin Samuel Lascola was very efficient. I believe he gave us an honest and fair value for the amount he charged. I would recommend him highly.

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Respectful, knowledgeable, Grade-A attorney

Very satisfied with the work of Mr. Lascola. He kept me very informed, and made me feel very comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. I am beyond satisfied with the results of my case. Highly recommended!

- (5 star review)

Top notch lawyer. I highly recommend Martin.

Martin successfully had my speeding ticket (20 mph over) reduced to a non-moving violation. He is prompt, professional and skilled in the courtroom. This was all necessary as I am not an Illinois resident and my court date was the day after Christmas. I highly recommend Martin and will not hesitate to call him again although I do not plan to need an attorney for traffic court in Chicago again.

- (5 star review)


I received a ticket for speeding 30 miles over the limit, which as of January 2014 is now a Class B misdemeanor. When I found out how serious it was, I retained Martin LaScola to be my legal representation. The day before my court date, Martin called to inform me that he was able to get the ticket reduced, which meant, much to my relief, my time in court would be a formality. Instead of having a misdemeanor on my record, my penalty was reduced to court supervision and paying a fine and court costs. The successful outcome was due to the experience and professionalism of Martin LaScola.

- (5 star review)

Top Class Attorney!

While on a temporary project in Chicago, IL, I had a lapse in judgement and was arrested for DUI. What made matters worse is that I went through a red light and was involved in an accident. Having no knowledge of the law, I took a breathalyzer and was well over the legal limit. As I was out of state, it was important that I secured a lawyer ASAP. I went through the motions of calling and meeting with several lawyers and I was instantly drawn to Martin. I felt comfortable discussing all the details of the case and he passed no judgement. He was not only very genuine but he was confident in his abilities to get me the best outcome possible. In all honesty, that was the deciding factor for me: his confidence and of course, all the great reviews I had read about him. Martin is not only very professional but he is very personable and understanding. He is well informed on the law and his experience as a state attorney definitely gave him an upper hand.

Other lawyers had told me that I’d need to return to Chicago at least twice because the case would likely not be complete in the first court date but Martin was certain we could handle everything in the first court date. Other lawyers had told me that due to the details of my case, court supervision would be unlikely but Martin was confident that I could get court supervision. Upon arriving to court, Martin went to work and within 15-20 minutes, my case was finished. The traffic violations were dropped and I received court supervision. His confidence was very well justified because he produced results in my case! What I loved the most about working with Martin was the way he always made himself available to me. Whether I had questions or whether I was feeling anxious or depressed about the case, Martin was always the voice of reason and he got me to realize that it was not the end of the world. Even as I am completing the terms of my court supervision, Martin is still very much available to answer my questions and assist with whatever he can. I write this review because my experience with Martin was beyond phenomenal. Dealing with a DUI charge can be such an overwhelming experience but having a lawyer who is competent and confident can make such a huge difference. I appreciate Martin for everything that he has done for me and like I always tell him, he is worth a million dollars! Bad things happen but the best way to move forward is to tackle things head on by hiring a lawyer who can deliver. Making the choice to select an attorney can be tough but take heed to my advice: Martin will fight for you and do everything in his power to not only get positive results but to put your mind at ease. I would most definitely recommend Martin to friends and family members.

- (5 star review)

Very Impressed to Watch Him Work

I was arrested for DUI and went looking for a attorney. I talked with 1 saying he has cheapest price for Dui, but after meeting with him did not feel good after our talk, so I went online and searched again and came across Martin Lascola and liked what I read and called to setup a meeting. At meeting I showed him all documents I had about my arrest .011 and not taking breath test at station. First thing he said he felt it was beatable by going to trial and explained why, so after listening I felt good about hiring Martin. Then he went and filed a summary suspension on my behalf so that I could drive after 30 days with a breathalyzer installed no restrictions. Went to court 2 times, 1st to file for a trial, 2nd for trial in front of judge. Martin kept me informed about how he felt about the judges emotions and said if he did feel good about him that maybe we should seek a continuance, if I agreed. My case was set aside by judge till all the other cases were called, in the meantime Martin said he felt good about judge and I too felt the same and said lets get it done today. After almost 3 hours sitting there finally getting called(last 1 there). I sat at the table and watched and listened as the officer was called and states attorney questioned him, then it was Martins turn and I was amazed at how much he knew about proper procedure on field test. He had officer stumbling on his answers, which made me feel that a good outcome could come. After state rested I waited for the judges decision and Martin said he felt good also and we were right with a Not Guilty verdict. Martin was so good that another attorney came up to him asked if he could contact him for advice. When this first happened I was very worried, but after hiring Martin I was able to relax a bit.

- (5 star review)

He Won

Martin provided great legal services through my DUI trial. He was always responsive with any questions or concerns I had. He offered his opinion, but allowed me to make final decisions. On top of all that he won the case for me. A great lawyer all around!

- (5 star review)


Not having been cited for over fifteen years, I was recently awarded a citation for speeding. At the time, my understanding of the consequence was a fine and court supervision, possibly traffic school. However, I was surprised to learn that I could have been arrested on the spot for the same level of violation that would have resulted in supervision in the past.

Panic set in and, had I not sought the assistance of Martin, my court appearance may have resulted in a suspended license. My decision to seek legal representation came late and Martin could have easily declined my request due to scheduling pressures however, he was respectful and approachable. We reviewed the circumstances and arrived at a plan that ultimately mitigated the penalty to far less than it could have been. I am greatly appreciative of Martin’s help and, if you find yourself as I was, definitely consider his services.

- (5 star review)

Martin Was the Best Recommendation Ever

A friend recommended Martin to me after I got into some trouble. Martin was clear about all my legal options, even explicitly showing me state code to have everyone on the same page. When the state offered a plea bargin, Martin said there would be no harm taking it all the way to trial, as I was likely to get a similar result no matter what. With Martin’s guidance and patience, the trial ended in a COMPLETE DISMISSIAL on all charges, leaving me a free man and he saved me hundreds of dollars in court fees. Martin was available by text/phone/email nearly any time you needed him, and if anything ever happens again he will be the first lawyer I call.

- (5 star review)

Dismissal of Misdemeanor Possession Charge

Martin took all of our cases when my friends and I were wrongfully charged for possession of marijuana in Dupage County. I consulted many lawyers before going with Martin, and they either didn’t believe in our case or that a case such as this could be dismissed. However, not only was Martin confident we had a great case, he also fought for the case’s dismissal as our futures were at risk. Although we were prepared for trial, all of our cases were ultimately dismissed. I am so completely grateful that I trusted Martin from the beginning. He is a great, dependable lawyer and very easy to communicate with. He gives great advice without being aggressive or intimidating. Moreover, his rates are fair and affordable. I highly recommend Martin for criminal charges

- (5 star review)

Reliable Advice

Martin was very helpful with my case. Though the case took months to complete, he provided sound legal advice leading to the eventual dismissal of the charges. Overall, Martin offered competitive pricing and reliable service. I would hire him again.

- (5 star review)

Rolling Meadows Speeding

Easy to reach and available to answer your questions. Explains everything in detail and always has a strategy. Happy with the outcome of my case. I recommend Martin for speeding offenses

- (5 star review)

Professional and Diligent

Mr. Lascola was professional and helpful. He returned my calls and emails promptly. He rendered services diligently and helped me to solve my legal problem in a smooth timely fashion. Highly recommended for traffic violations.

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Need DUI help? Call Martin!

I was arrested for my first and only DUI and did not know where to turn. I was referred to Martin by one of my friends who said Martin was very good with him and dealing with his DUI. I was able to get a hold of Martin that Saturday and he was very personable and comforting about my situation. I knew I was in trouble, but when speaking with Martin at his office he reassured me he would do everything he could to make the situation as easy and painless as possible. I had multiple court dates but that’s only because Martin gave me the best advice to show the court I have learned from my mistake… It worked! Although I still got consequences, they were not nearly as severe as they could have been. Even after paying Martin’s lawyer fee’s he is still helping me with my questions as well as making sure all my paperwork gets to the people it needs to get to on time. Martin is very easy to get a hold of and very easy to talk to. I can only say good things about Martin and he has changed my view on lawyers.

- (5 star review)

Exceptional Service

If you believe in miracles than Martin Lascola is your man. If you believe in having a professional, dedicated, hardworking attorney representing you then Martin Lascola is your man. Mr. Lascola exceeded my expectations by far and provided me with necessary resources and knowledge to move forward in a positive manner. Every avenue or possibility is explored to the fullest; nothing is left to chance. Thank you for giving me my life back.

- (5 star review)

Great Result

I am really impressed with this attorney. I was charged with my second DUI and both DUIs were super close together. I took the breath test and was well over the legal limit. Due to some kind of error, I never got suspended fortunately. However, the DUI was going to revoke my license and I support my kids by myself. Mr. LaScola worked very hard and convinced the prosecutor to change the charge from a DUI to a Reckless Driving. Long story short, I never lost a day of driving. If my license was taken from me, I have no idea how I could have supported my children and kept my job. Thanks for your help!

- (5 star review)

How do you thank someone for saving your family??

Alcohol has always been a problem for me. I let myself down, my family down and I was facing license revocation. Martin took my case to trial because if I lost my license again, I would have lost my job and then everything else in my life would have gone with it. After we won at trial, i drove on a permit for a few months and I went back to normal. Martin really came through for us… would have been much different without his help. Martin not only did a professional job, he really cared about my situation. I highly recommend him.


Highly Recommended!

I am so happy I chose Martin as my attorney! Before meeting Martin I had talked with several other attorney’s and felt as if my life were over. In my first consultation I met Martin, Brandon, and Larry. They were very professional, knowledgeable, and understanding. They made me feel relaxed and comfortable during a time of great distress. Other attorneys I talked to made me feel like my case was already over, and I was going to have my license suspended for a year automatically. Martin gained my trust immediately, and put my mind at ease knowing I had a true professional helping me. Every time I met Martin, he was focused on my case and my case only.

In my situation, I did not take a breathalyzer test, but had failed the field sobriety test. During my first court appearance, Martin was able to make an agreement with the defense attorney to put me on court supervision. This meant I did not lose any driving privileges (license is not suspended, no 30 days without driving, no BAIID device in my car), and did not get a DUI conviction (meaning I was not charged with a felony which affects many different parts of life, including future job positions and insurance).

I feel unbelievably lucky with my outcome and am so grateful to be given a second chance. I do not believe I would have received such a result had I chosen another attorney. I attribute my successful outcome to the knowledge of Martin Lascola and his firm as well as the rapport they have in the legal community. I highly recommend Martin and his firm!

- (5 star review)

Simply the BEST!

I just got off the phone with my husband – who just crossed into Canada on his annual fishing trip with his Dad. All thanks to you, Martin!!!! Your creativity with handling his case and your understanding of our hopes/desires was clear throughout and you achieved the best possible outcome for us!!! Thank you for your hard work, dedication and persistence on our behalf. You enabled us to learn from our experience, yet also allow us to move forward with our lives. Your are highly recommended in our book!

- (5 star review)

The best of the north shore

Wow is all I can say.
I contacted Mr Lascola after getting a very bad speeding ticket (40 and over) I was afraid I was going to permanently mess up my driving record and insurance rates with these new Illinois laws in effect.
After meeting Martin and talking about my options i was totally put at ease.
seeing all his achievements on the wall was also impressive.
We decide our agreement and to meet at court
Martin was on time and went straight to work
The court room was absolutely packed over 180 cases, half with lawyers ( 300 people)??
The judge was growing irritated by the min but Martin stuck it out fighting for me for over and hour and a half when all the other lawyers left with a continuance.
Mr Lascola….thank you thank you thank you

Sorry for the big story but this man deserves a trophy
I’ve never seen anything like it
I absolutely recommend Martin lascola for all your traffic related issues

- (5 star review)

The BEST,BEST,BEST Lawyer!!!!

I would like to say from the heart to all what a great lawyerMr. Lascola!!!!. My son got DUI.His work is directly related to driving a car. We are very worried that he will not be able to drive a long period of time. But thanks to Martin, he got his driver’s license back , and he able to work and support himself and his family. We’re say from the whole family thanks to Martin. You’re the best. God bless you.

- (5 star review)

Excellent lawyer

Excellent lawyer. Represented my teenage son on driving violations, including a zero-tolerance charge. Got him the best possible resolution and charged us a very reasonable fee. He really knows his stuff; wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again if the situation arises (although I hope it doesn’t). Would highly recommend him to anyone.

- (5 star review)

Hire This Guy…

I picked Martin to represent me in my DUI case, and boy am I glad I did. He went out of his way to make sure that we did everything on our behalf to end up with the best possible outcome. No regrets, no looking back and saying “we should’ve done this or that”, no mistakes, and no miscommunications. As with any case, there are no guarantees – all you can ask for is a lawyer who does everything he can on your behalf, and that’s exactly what Martin did. I highly recommend him

- (5 star review)

Expert legal advice that delivered

Marty successfully defended the petition to rescind which contributed greatly to a favorable outcome on the criminal trial. He overcame extreme resistance on part of the prosecutor to dismiss charges and won me a full acquittal. I would highly recommend Marty to anyone looking for a vigorous defense in such cases.
This was our first time needing a lawyer, so you can imagine how scared and nervous we were. He made us feel like we had a fighting chance (unlike the other lawyers we interviewed with) and explained everything in detail about the possible outcomes. He was prompt in answering all our questions and encouraging at all times.

- (5 star review)

Martin is one word; Priceless.

Martin’s ability to cross-examine is un parallel . Martin presents as a nice guy, and is a nice guy but is an assassin in the court room. As an attorney, Martin is worth every dime. Martin saved my career, my home, my vehicle, my sanity and my family. I recommend Martin if you as a client prefer victory. His ability to keep the prosecution in check is his strong suit. Martin is also an expert of courtroom etiquette and will be in action while listening and making arguments to the other party. His diligence and preparation can only be understood once you see him in action in the court room.

- (5 star review)

Thanks, Martin. I met you and in one week you turned my situation totally around.

When it came down to the details, just the other day as a matter of fact, I have to say that Martin from end to end was consistent with his understanding of what could possibly happen with my case versus what actually happened.
Due to his past experiences, within the courtroom that day, he obviously had a gained and mutual respect with others to work on my behalf on such a serious case. Mr. Lascola made the process go much faster & smoother than what I had imagined. I am definitely grateful that I made the choice to move forward with Martin and would recommend anyone to do so & trust his word. My problems went away so fast (seven minutes in the courtroom to be exact) due to his swift response to my situation. He works hard, but even smarter.
I will be recommending him to others not only for traffic but anyone that wants an honest attorney referral.

- (5 star review)

Paraphernelia charge with priors

Martin was a great help throughout the whole process. I had previous arrests and he still managed to get my case dismissed. I highly recommend him!

- (5 star review)

Excellent Defense Attorney

Martin defended me against a criminal charge of battery. He took what could have been an extraordinary headache and made it as simple as possible for me. He was very good about informing me as to the rhythm of a trial, what to expect, and how to be best prepared for it. In the trial, his skills as a cross-examiner were essential to us securing the “not guilty” verdict. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a defense attorney.

- (5 star review)

Excellent Reasonable Trustworthy Martin LaScola

Martin LaScola is truly an exceptional attorney , and person. He is a quick thinker and talker . He is honest and caring . Rare to find these qualities in todays world. I highly recommend Martin LaScola to anyone dealing with the complicated D.U.I. laws inplace in Illinois. He understands that its not just a case it is a persons life at stake.

- (5 star review)

DUI pleaded to Reckless

DUI representation (2nd) with BAC 0.11 and Martin was able to discuss with states prosecution and lower the conviction to reckless driving. He explained the situation and all scenarios before court and was a great resource to have. Martin’s skill and knowledge helped out greatly in my case. would recommend him for your defense.

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Excellent Attorney. Highly Recommend!

I received a “FAILURE TO YIELD TURNING LEFT” ticket that led to an accident. The case went to trial, and due to Mr. Lascola’s expertise, I was found Not Guilty. His knowledge of the law was clearly represented. His cross examination questions were well thought out, which helped the outcome of the trial. He was very thorough and kept me informed with what was going on the entire time. I was extremely impressed and will recommend Mr. Lascola to anyone in need of his services.

- (5 star review)

Excellent Attorney! Very impressive knowledge and high character person.

I received a speeding ticket in Hoffman Estates that was in excess of 20 MPH over the limit. Once I started researching what that could possibly mean to me; I realized that I needed an attorney to represent me. I was lucky enough to find Martin on a website and he was fantastic. He explained the new law very clearly to me, took the time to go over the possible outcomes, and got the speeding charge reduced to under 20 over the limit. I stood in front of the judge with Martin and nodded my head once. That was all it took and my record is clean once the Supervision is through. I didn’t even have to deal with traffic school. I highly recommend Martin and will immediately call him if I ever need an attorney again. I also recommend that you call Martin when you need an Attorney. It was well worth it when you consider all of the potential consequences by going it alone or with an inferior attorney.

- (5 star review)


Marty is amazing. My case was extremely difficult due to circumstances outside of his control. However, he did everything in his power and made my felony a misdemeanor. He won’t let you down! Thanks for everything. -R

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My son’s case was indeed a complicated one since we live in NYS and he was visiting friends in Chicago where he was arrested for his one and only DUI. The year was 2002 & the judge allowed him to complete his hours of out-patient rehab in NY. When that was completed, my son mailed in his paperwork to the attorney that he hired at the time of his arrest (through the Chicago Yellow Pages) and that ‘lawyer’ (who will remain nameless) never delivered the documents to the court so the judge issued a warrant for my son’s arrest. Unfortunately, my son was never informed of this so he spend the last 12 years believing that the case in Chicago was closed and all is well.
Unfortunately that was not the reality. After a 2014 job interviewed for a Civil Service position in NYC, my son was rejected because a background check showed a warrant in Chicago & the case was not closed at all! I started doing some serious research from NY to locate a top attorney in Chicago & I discovered Martin Lascola. This man is truly a blessing and took care of everything. He immediately had the warrant removed from his record and my son did not need to travel to Chicago to appear in court. He did need to complete additional out-patient sessions since the original paperwork was never located.
As of today, my son’s case is truly closed! He can move forward with his new job and we have truly a happy ending. We could not have done it without Martin!
It is a pleasure & an honor to recommend Martin…he will get the job done!

- (5 star review)

Devoted Attorney….DUI Suspension Rescinded!

Martin LaScola is an EXPERIENCED attorney who is extremely articulate, smart and trustworthy . He was solely responsible for getting my DUI suspension rescinded….a feat that no other attorney could do! The fact that Martin is a CARING person who followed up on every detail was particularly helpful to my case. ….bravo! I highly recommend Martin LaScola for any law matters. He’s one of a kind!!

- (5 star review)

Awesome lawyer, awesome results !

I told Martin my situation, he told me the best way to handle it. After all of the lawyers I spoke with, Martin was the only one that gave me the right advice. He handled everything quickly, was very informative, told me exactly what was going on and was extremely nice and very professional the entire time.

- (5 star review)

Martin Lascola is an OUTSTANDING attorney

For those of you who are wondering what to do about your DUI offense, look no further than going to Martin. I personally understand how stressful this matter is and what it can do to you mentally. I got pulled over for DUI WITH aggravated speeding a few months ago and I could not believe the mess I got myself into – I was coming home for a colleague’s 50th bday party – horrible idea. I had a prestine record, in my 40s, and a business professional. Bottom line – I felt like a criminal and was lost on what was going to happen.

Starting at square one, I contacted several attorneys. All of them said to me, “YOU WERE GOING HOW FAST! – THAT’S ALMOST WORST THAN DUI!”. They scared me even more when talking to them about the potential outcomes and associated costs. I was in no mans land, especially when the word jail time came up from all of them.

Let me say this, the experience I had with Martin from the start was head and shoulders above the rest. From the first time I called him out of the blue (found him on Avvo), he literally made the time on the spot to talk me through scenarious, options, and possible outcomes once he got into the case. He was totally non-judgemental and solution-focused. This is exactly what I needed to hear.

He also provided his cell number and email in case he had any questions, which I did of course. His answers are always timely and thorough. He knows the law – it’s that simple. Also, there was no addiitonal charge for these communications! Like I said, just an oustanding experience!


Step 1: My first impression of Martin in the courtroom was “super impressive”. While other attorneys got to the courtroom, spoke to their client, and went through the motions, Martin was in there talking to the States Attorney, moving all about the courtroom, tracking down information, and making things happen. He was on a mission and it gave me a strong sense of comfort that he was going to fight for me.

Step 2: Because Martin is so well-known and highly regarded amonst his peers and within the court system, he was able to strike me a killer deal with the States Attorney. I had 6 tickets; one being a criminal offense that never comes off your record (aggravated speeding). He got 5 tickets dismissed and got the DUI down to reckless with supervision, which comes off my record in 12 months. Net-net, nothing will be on my public record and my insurance will not be impacted. End to end cost is around $6K.

Step 3: Because we were missing one piece of information, we could not close the case on the day we struck the deal. He made sure that the State’s Attorney documented the deal in my file so that when we came back it would be honored. Now the drama starts…

We come back and it’s a new State’s Attorney. She honored the deal but was not prepared to “sell it” to the judge. The judge began to question why all the tickets were being dismissed for this significant offense and the State’s Attorney did not have a good response. Then the judge asked the State to ready the officer report, which was embellished (stated I almost hit police cars – total lie), and it began going south very quickly. This is where Martin took over and held to our guns, referencing my clean history, he prompted the State to stop reading the report, and defended what was on the report was not accurate. After the judge reviewed my history, asked me a couple of questions, and confirmed my professional career, he accepted the offer. Whew!!!

Sorry for the mouthful of information, but the experience I had with Martin demands the level of detail described because he was exceptional on so many fronts.

I would highly recommend Martin for any criminal or traffic matter. There is nobody better out there and I back up that claim 100%.

- (5 star review)

Martin is extremely strategic in helping his clients get the best results out of court.

Top lawyer in the community. Extremely strategic to keep clients best interest in mind. Expert in drug, dui, and speeding cases. He is able to file a petition to rescind the driving suspension from a dui and is successful because he does his work fast. Martin also pushed out the initial court date for a speeding ticket so that it went straight to trial. The cop did not show up for the pushed out trial date and the case was dismissed.

- (5 star review)

Greatly Helped to Ease the “Pain”

Martin was a God send and I HIGHLY recommend him! He was able to reduce my speeding ticket from a misdemeanor to a lesser charge, saving me a great deal on the ticket cost. As the case was closed, I now am not required to take another long distance trip to Chicago, nor will I incur additional legal expenses! When I did an internet search for Chicago attorneys, I didn’t find Martin at first and chose someone else. A few days later, my husband said “why don’t you do another search, just to be sure.” I did and Martin’s name popped out at me and reviews of him were impressive! When I called his office, the receptionist gave me his cell phone # (that was a surprise!); when I called Martin, he promptly answered. During our conversation I was VERY impressed with his approachable manner, clear explanations, awareness and knowledge of cases similar to mine and a precise plan of how to move forward. Would he be as impressive on all these points in the next few weeks, a time when I would REALLY need him? YES, YES and YES! Martin greatly helped to ease the pain and anxiousness I felt for weeks preceding and throughout the courtroom proceedings.

- (5 star review)


I hired martin about a month ago to represent me for my DUI case. I provoked a car accident (Only Property damage) on the expressway plus failed all field sobriety tests conducted by Illinois state police, which were equipped With video and audio. I was a first offender with no previous criminal records and a clean driving record. Martin clearly explained everything with detail and kept constant communication through phone calls, text messages, and e-mails. I also refused the breatholizer test. Martin quickly submitted the petition to rescind my suspension. Martin managed to come to an agreement with the court for them to rescind my suspension if I agreed to plead guilty to the DUI and placed on a 1 year court supervision. In conclusion, I got my license back on my first court date and I am now able to drive and not loose my job because a valid license was required for my job. I am forever grateful because it is a rare occasion for the court to remove your suspension right away and avoiding trial. Martin used all his tactics and got me the best possible outcome I could have asked for. Without any hesitation, I would truly recommend Martin if you would ever get arrested for a DUI.


Worth every penny!

Martin was able to negotiate a speeding ticket and lane violation down to a defective windshield and thus kept my CDL free of moving violations!

- (5 star review)