Craig C. Martin serves as Chairman, Midwest for the firm, a member of the Executive Committee, and a partner in the Litigation Department. A leading national trial lawyer, his clients include major Chicago companies and some of the nation’s most influential families, and he regularly appears as lead counsel in trials and appeals in state and federal courts as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. Craig also counsels boards and board committees of public and private companies and law firms on a variety of sensitive and complicated matters, and conducts board and management-driven investigations involving various subjects domestically and internationally.
Craig was previously a partner at another major law firm in Chicago, where he also served as firm chair.
Craig serves on the Aspen Institute board of trustees, as well as the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Crown Family Philanthropies, the Urban League of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Chicago Law School Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Craig teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School and Crisis Management at the Stanford Directors College.
For nearly two decades, he was a member of the Corporate Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, including serving as secretary, vice-chairman and as chairman from 2011 to 2014. For nearly a decade, Craig served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness.
He received the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee for his extraordinary professional accomplishments and dedication to philanthropic and civic endeavors.
He is currently an active member of the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, Section on Litigation, and the Richard Linn American Inn of Court.