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Zachary A. Martel

Principal Attorney in Naperville

Zachary A. Martel is a dedicated member of the community. His sales, business, and management experience helps shape his pragmatic approach to legal matters.

Zach earned an International Business and Marketing double major from Illinois State University in 2000. He worked at Merrill Lynch through the turbulent 2000-2002 stock market crash. Later, Zach advanced through the management program at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, earning numerous awards for sales success. Eventually, Zach pursued his law degree so that he could really make a difference in the community and help those in need. He earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

During his time at John Marshall, Zach competed in and led several Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions and courses. In addition, he was a judicial extern in the U.S. Federal Courts. Zach started practicing law as a sole practitioner with great aspirations. Currently, he is a professional member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys, and American Inns of Court (Robert E. Jones Chapter, DuPage County).

In 2013, Zach was nominated as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) in the area of Family Law. In 2014, he was named by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2015-2017 lists of Rising Stars℠ by Super Lawyers® Magazine. Most recently, Zach was nominated by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer for 2017.

Zach lives in Naperville with his wife and four children. He enjoys family time, friend time, being outside, adventures, exercising, music, sports, entertainment, and enjoying time off work (whenever possible).

Following his passion for making a difference in the community and helping those in need, Zach was Chairman of the Board for the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. He is also a co-founder and secretary of the board for ReStore, a not-for-profit retail store. Zach has been on the radio and TV as a proud advocate of Habitat for Humanity and ReStore. He assists many other non-profit organizations throughout the year with projects, advice, and pro-bono work.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2009


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 2009
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, B.S. International Business/Marketing, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys, Former Board Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member; Vice Chair of Family Law & Practice 2017-2018
  • American Inns of Court (Robert E. Jones Chapter, DuPage County)

Honors and Awards:

  • Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, 2015-2017
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2017
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2013-2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2014

Community Involvement:

  • ReStore of Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity, Co-Founder and Secretary
  • Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity, Former Director and Chairman of the Board

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