Martin A. Delaney III

Martin A. Delaney III

Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Martin A. Delaney III, a tough litigator with over thirty years of sophisticated litigation experience, concentrates his practice almost exclusively in the area of Family Law. His goal is to provide each of his clients with the most professional and zealous representation possible.

Mr. Delaney was born in Troy, New York, in 1954. He graduated with honors from the University of Rochester. After graduating from the School of Law at historic Washington & Lee University in 1979, he practiced law in Virginia, and later, New York, where he gained invaluable litigation experience representing clients in a variety of civil and criminal cases, including organized crime proceedings.

Martin is a member of the Illinois, New York, and Virginia State Bar Associations, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Federalist Society. Martin was awarded the Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Family Law honor in 2005 & 2006.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Family Law
  • 5% Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Order of Protection
  • Domestic Battery
  • Child Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1979
  • New York, 1985
  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A. cum laude - 1976
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Named Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Family Law, 2005
  • Named Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Family Law, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar Association, Member, 1979 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member
  • The Federalist Society, Member, 1994 - Present