217-953-4826

Martin Haxel

Martin Haxel

Sole practitioner
Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Phone:
217-953-4826
Fax:
217-503-4327
Email:
After more than 30 years in the private practice in both Illinois and Missouri, and also after working as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, Martin possesses the knowledge and experience to assist his clients in a variety of the practice areas. Martin represents individuals, small businesses and corporations primarily in litigation involving personal injury, worker's compensation and insurance defense. His experience representing clients in both sides of the courtroom gives him the insight and the perspective to provide quality legal representation. Martin has traveled throughout the State of Illinois conducting trials in state and federal courts as well as the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Personal Injury Litigation
  • 40% Workers' Compensation
  • 15% Insurance Defense
  • 5% Construction

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1981
  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Economics

Representative Cases

  • Summerson v. Whitehurst, Menard County, 2015-L-4. Negotiated a significant settlement for a client who fell on defective stairs resulting in an ankle injury
  • Roof V. Hart-Clayton, Inc., 13 WC 4097, Obtained a very large worker’s compensation settlement for an injured worker who was totally and permanently disabled
  • Haberman v. Mid-States Corp., 15 WC 1279. A construction worker was injured on the job but the employer refused to pay benefits. The case went to trial and resulted ni a favorable decision for the injured worker on all issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1983 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, 1981 - Present
  • Sangamon County Bar Association, 1991 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer for Springfield Dioceses, Catholic Charity Legal Services

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