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Martin Haxel

Martin Haxel

Martin Haxel

Springfield, Illinois

After more than 30 years in private practice in both Illinois and Missouri, and working as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, Martin possesses the knowledge and experience to help his clients in a variety of practice areas. Martin currently represents individuals in litigation involving Personal Injury, and Workers' Compensation.

Martin has extensive prior experience representing corporations in litigation involving Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, and Insurance Defense. This experience representing clients on 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

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 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


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

Representative Cases

  • REAR END CAR AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - WHIPLASH INJURY -Client sustained neck injury when involved in automobile accident. Haxel Law obtained policy-limit settlement from the insurance company of the driver at fault
  • WORKER'S COMPENSATION - IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR FIREFIGHTERS - Haxel Law won a worker's compensation trial on behalf of a Springfield firefighter who suffered hearing loss. This ruling could make it easier for firefighters across the state to receive compensation for their work-related hearing damage in a courtroom trial or during settlement negotiations.
  • INJURED TRUCK DRIVER WORKER'S COMPENSATION QUADRUPLED - Negotiated settlement for injured truck driver that was 4.5 times larger than initial offer after demanding that Illinois Law apply. Injuries included torn rotator cuff and pulmonary embolism.

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer for Springfield Dioceses, Catholic Charity Legal Services
  • Troops and Cops for Kids Foundation - PRESIDENT

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