Anthony Martin

Counsel in Edwardsville, IL

Anthony L. (Tony) Martin has over 35 years of litigation experience. He is a life¬long Illinois resident who now lives in Madison County after living in St. Clair County most of his legal career. 

Before attending law school, Tony worked for the IRS in addition to serving as a drill sergeant (85th Div., USAR). Tony met his wife, Nancy, at Harding College. Their two children are Harding University graduates.

Tony concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance law (primarily coverage and bad faith cases) and product liability and class action litigation. He represents a diverse clientele varied in size and type of industry, which are local, regional, national and international. He has been able to resolve legal disputes and litigation through mediation, arbitration and trial. Tony has successfully litigated cases throughout central and southern Illinois, particularly Madison and St. Clair Counties, and Missouri, primarily St. Louis City and County, and the federal courts in southern Illinois and eastern and western Missouri. He has mediated and arbitrated many cases, and is also a trained mediator and arbitrator.

Tony began his insurance law practice upon law school graduation. Even before graduation, he worked as a law clerk for a law firm which allowed him to work on some cutting edge insurance law issues. Since then, he has been continuously involved in insurance coverage and bad faith cases. In addition to his litigation practice, he regularly prepares papers and makes seminar presentations on insurance coverage and bad faith issues locally, regionally and nationally. Tony regularly adds to the firm’s bad faith blog.

Tony’s class action experience dates back to the 1980s. He has been involved in the defense of class action cases in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, as well as federal court MDLs. The clients represented include individuals, small businesses and major national and international corporations. He frequently finds himself representing clients in class action litigation in some of the most difficult venues in Missouri and Illinois, including Madison and St. Clair Counties. When his clients want to settle early, he assists them in doing so. However, if they prefer a full scale defense, Tony and his colleagues at Sandberg Phoenix continue the fight.

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