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Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)


Maureen Martin, a former legal fellow at The Heartland Institute, passed away on February 5, 2013.

Maureen Martin passed away on February 5, 2013. The Heartland Institute's page in tribute to her work and legacy is here.

Maureen Martin was The Heartland Institute's senior fellow for legal affairs and managing editor of Lawsuit Abuse Fortnightly. Formerly a partner in a large Chicago law firm, she had been in the private practice of law for nearly 29 years, generally concentrating in litigation and environmental law. She practiced throughout the country, receiving the highest possible rating of AV for legal ability and legal ethics from Martindale-Hubbell. She was an adjunct professor of environmental law at Loyola University Chicago for more than 10 years.

Her op-eds were published in a variety of newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, the Washington Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Providence Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Detroit News, the New Jersey Star Ledger, the Daily Caller and many other publications. She has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Sacramento Bee, among others. She appeared on Milwaukee Public Television, the Milt Rosenberg show on WGN-AM Radio in Chicago, Chicago Public Radio, and on other radio programs in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

In her private practice, she litigated a wide variety of cases involving sophisticated constitutional law, class action defense, antitrust, commercial disputes, private property rights, lead-based paint issues, environmental law, bankruptcy, storm water and drainage issues, zoning and land use, and insurance coverage litigation.

She was a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a published member of the law review, recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a legal writing instructor.

Recent Articles and Publications

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May 31, 2016
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
“Oh! what a tangled web we weaveWhen first we practise to deceive!” This quotation from Sir Walter Scott’s poem Marmion is particularly applicable to the U.S.
May 31, 2016
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
A recent trend in state courts, enabled by the decisions of the United States Supreme Court, could endanger Americans’ access to lifesaving drugs. It’s time for the Court to stop the trend in its tracks.The trend began in 2009 with a $6.
May 31, 2016
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
In the aftermath of the passage of President Barack Obama’s health care reform, Americans are facing a transformational moment in our nation’s constitutional history.
May 31, 2016
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
We may never know exactly what happened between Wisconsin Supreme Court justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley on that infamous day in June in Bradley’s office.
December 11, 2012
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 is working.
June 25, 2012
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
The Heartland Institute submits the following comments in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Proposed Rule titled Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility
May 22, 2012
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
Wisconsin Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s landmark budget and unionization reform bill, has allowed school districts across the state to balance budgets without teacher layoffs, according to a new report from The Heartland Institute.
February 18, 2012
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013), Joseph Bast
Cease and desist letters The Heartland Institute sent concerning the Fakegate scandal and identity thief Peter Gleick.

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