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 an Assistant Cook County 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, Martin entered private practice in 2004, and over his 10 + 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. Martin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in the State Circuit courts throughout Illinois as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.