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Crain’s Highlights Craig Martin’s Leadership with the Boys & Girls Club

Partner Craig C. Martin is the subject of “Shia Kapos Takes Names” feature column in the August 19 Crain’s Chicago Business.  Titled “Craig Martin Makes Mark on Boys and Girls Club,” the article reveals the evolution of Craig’s commitment to pro bono service, from a 1996 case in which he helped an indigent woman accused of killing her child avoid the death penalty to his current leadership as board chairmanof the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.  “I wanted to be in a position where I wasn’t just defending people but addressing underlying issues,” he explains.  The article quotes colleagues who cheer Craig’s tenacity in transforming the organization – from doubling the board’s size to increasing funds in his two years as board chairman.