Martin M. Stack for Board of Review 1st District

Martin M. Stack, 57, has lived in Cook County all of his life, earning his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1986 after graduating from Loyola University with an MS Degree in Industrial Relations. He received his undergraduate degree from Saint Xavier College in 1980 after completing high school at Brother Rice in 1976.

Stack’s educational background gives him a unique perspective to understand property, the law and how to protect the interests of property owners and taxpayers.

Stack was raised with strong family values. His father Thomas J. Stack worked as an accountant and his mother Alice Morgan Stack worked as a teacher in the public school system. She is retired today.

Practicing in Cook County’s legal environment, Stack heads his own private practice law firm (2007-2009, 2011-2015) after working his way up through the legal system first in the Cook County States Attorney’s Office (1987-1990); for the City of Chicago-Mayor’s Office (1990- 2000); with the Chicago Transit Authority (2000-2006); the Cook County Sheriff (2009-2011); and with the Lyons School District 103 (2015-2016).

Stack has tried hundreds of bench trials and numerous jury trials in the Circuit Courts in the State of Illinois.

His skills as an advocate for the public interest were honed in the toughest arenas including before numerous quasi judicial forums, the City of Chicago Personnel Board, the Chicago Police Board; in many Arbitration Hearings; and before the Cook County Board of Review where he mastered the system that impacts taxpayers firsthand.