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Royal B. Martin

Of Counsel
fax +1 312.517.7580

Royal B. Martin litigates white collar cases by representing companies and their leadership groups in issues involving criminal tax, healthcare fraud, SEC investigations, and criminal antitrust matters.

Royal has more than 40 years of experience in white collar litigation. He represents and counsels companies of all sizes and individuals including senior executive officers, directors, and chairmen on issues involving criminal tax, health care fraud, SEC investigations, FCPA investigations, criminal antitrust, and federal tax administrative matters.

Royal began his career serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1970 to 1975. At the United States Attorneys’ Office, he investigated and prosecuted a broad variety of criminal cases including tax fraud, public corruption, and other business crimes.


J.D., University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1970
A.B., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1967


Named among Best Lawyers in America – Criminal Defense: White-Collar by Best Lawyers (2021)

Named a Leading Lawyer in Chicago by Leading Lawyers℠ (2003-2024)


Member, Board of Trustees, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Chicago, Illinois (2009-Current) Chairman of Governance Committee (2009-Current), Chairman, Board of Trustees (2012-Current)

Member, Parent Adjunct Board of the School of Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (1996-1998)

President, School Board of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity, Winnetka, Illinois (1987-1990)

Member, School Board Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, Illinois (1991-1997)

Chairman, Illinois State Appellate Defender Commission (1976-1981)

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court