Dina Torrisi Martin

T. 312-604-2770
F. 312-604-2771

Ms. Torrisi Martin is a Shareholder with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., and head of the firm’s medical malpractice team. She is an experienced trial attorney defending hospitals and health professionals as well as general corporate liability matters. She also represents health professionals before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regarding licensing and disciplinary actions. Ms. Torrisi Martin is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, The Society of Trial Lawyers and other professional organizations. Ms. Torrisi Martin has attained the highest rating by her peers and the judiciary, AV Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1994 – Chicago, Illinois

  • University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana, B.A. 1991



  • Illinois, 1994

  • Northern District of Illinois, 1994

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

  • Central District of Illinois, 2010


  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Executive Committee, Secretary

  • Society of Trial Lawyers (SOTL)

  • Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)

  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)

  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration-Chairperson

Awards & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Leading Lawyer



  • Numerous lectures and presentations to attorneys, health professionals and hospital administrators on topics including civil procedure and evidence, medical malpractice and advancement of women in the legal profession.


  • “Tort Reform – What’s at Stake?” Chicago Hospital News, October 2008

  • “Risk Management and the Medical Studies Act: What Information is Protected”, Chicago Hospital News, March 2009

  • “E-Discovery: A Spoliation Trap for the Unwary”, Chicago Hospital News, July 2009

  • “Avoiding MMSEA Penalties: Recognizing and Protecting Reportable Claims”, Chicago Hospital News, March 2010

  • “The Scope of the ‘Sufficiently Close Relationship’ Test; How Porter v Decatur is Changing the Landscape of Relation Back”, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 21, Number 1, First Quarter 2011

  • “Silencing the Dead: Invoking and Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Dead Man’s Act”, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 23, Number 1, First Quarter 2013

  • “Cross-Examination of Medical Experts with Authoritative Texts: Getting It In”, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 23, Number 3, Third Quarter 2013.

  • “No Guiding Light: Ex Parte Communications and the Hospital Licensing Act”, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 24, Number 1, First Quarter 2014.

  • “Frye Challenges in the Medical Malpractice Setting: A Refresher Course”, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 24, Number 3, Third Quarter 2014.

  • “Medical Record Discovery: Some Things You May Not Know”, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 25, Number 1, First Quarter 2015.