David W. Martay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Martay Law Office
 | 134 N LaSalle, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 872-225-3443
Fax: 312-372-4660
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

David W. Martay is a member of the Martay Law Office, located in Chicago, Illinois. Providing representation to clients in Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage counties and other parts of the metropolitan area, he focuses his practice primarily on workers' compensation, assisting people who have been injured on the job or who have contracted occupational diseases to obtain the benefits to which they are entitled under their employer's insurance coverage. In one notable 2016 case, Mr. Martay obtained a $350,000 settlement for a client who had injured his left shoulder due to repetitive work.

Mr. Martay also has a plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death practice, representing people who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of other parties. The types of cases that he has experience in handling include motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse and premises liability. In addition, Mr. Martay helps people who are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits. His work in this regard includes both claim preparation and participation in hearings before administrative law judges.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Martay attended DePauw University in Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1994. He then moved to Chicago and enrolled at The John Marshall Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997. He became admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts that same year.

Mr. Martay remains connected to his law school alma mater through his membership on the board of directors of The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

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Workers' Compensation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About David Martay

Admitted: 1997, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.martaylaw.com/About/David-W-Martay.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member  
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Keynote Presenter, "Successful Trial Techniques: Tips for Proving and Defending a Repetitive Trauma Claim", WCLA luncheon, 2010
  • Presenter, 18th Work Injury Conference: The Reality of Workers’ Compensation, “Petitioner vs. Respondent: How Should the Arbitrator Rule? A Mock Trial”

Educational Background:

  • DePauw University, B.A., 1994
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Office Location for David W. Martay

134 N LaSalle
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 872-225-3443

Fax: 312-372-4660

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Last Updated: 2/27/2018

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