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Martin Sinclair

Commission Chair

Martin Sinclair is a partner at Sperling & Slater, LLC in Chicago. Previously, he practiced at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he gained extensive experience representing public and private companies and individuals in all phases of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Sinclair is devoted to pro bono work in his practice. He has represented individuals and organizations alike as well as worked extensively on judicial policy matters in Illinois.

Mr. Sinclair received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Upon graduation, Mr. Sinclair served as a law clerk for the Hon. William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

He is president of the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association and a member of the Law School Fund Board for Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He is a former director of Landmarks Illinois and taught appellate advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Sinclair is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Mr. Sinclair has served on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism since 2015. He was appointed Commission Chair in 2019.