Leigh D. Roadman
Leigh D. Roadman
Leigh D. Roadman is a principal at Martin, Brown, Sullivan, Roadman & Hartnett, Ltd. His practice focuses on the representation of individuals and entities in federal and state white collar criminal investigations and trials. These matters have involved businesses in multiple industries, including medical professionals, pharmaceutical company executives, healthcare company owners and executives, food company owners and executives and owners and financial executives of a wide variety of businesses that have come under scrutiny by the IRS, the FBI, HHS, SEC, FDA, USDA, FDIC, EPA, DOL and state agencies as well.
Mr. Roadman also has extensive experience in representing individuals and entities in related civil administrative and enforcement proceedings, commercial litigation and civil tax audits, appeals and litigation.

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Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers – Criminal Defense: White Collar (2009-present)
Leading Lawyers Network – Criminal Defense: White Collar; 
       Tax Law: Business (2004-present)
Super Lawyers – Criminal Defense: White Collar; Tax (2008-
       present)
Martindale Hubbell – AV Pre-eminent (2004-present)
    

Additional Information

Education
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1986
        with honors
DePaul University, Award in Federal Income Taxation 
        American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Process and Estate Planning
        Law Review (1984-1986)
        Author:  RICO Forfeiture: Can the Adversary Be Removed
        from the Adversary Process? (1986)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of
        Business, B.S. in Accounting, 1981
Illinois Licensed and Registered CPA

Community Involvement
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
        Adjunct Professor - Federal Tax Practice and Procedure
        (2015)
        Adjunct Professor - Tax Crimes and Penalties (2009-
        2014)
John Marshall Law School
        Adjunct Professor - Tax Practice and Procedure (1993-
        1999)
Chicago Bar Association
        Chairman, Tax Practice and Procedure Committee (2001)
Member, Federal Defender Panel (1991-Present)

Employment History
Price Waterhouse (1981-1983)
Silets and Martin, Ltd. (1986-1992)
Martin, Brown & Sullivan, Ltd. (1992-1993 Associate;
       1994-2009 Principal)
Martin, Brown, Sullivan, Roadman & Hartnett, Ltd. 
       (2009-Present Principal)

Bar Admissions
Illinois

Court Admissions
Northern District of Illinois
        General and Trial Bars
Central District of Illinois
United State Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
 

Notable Cases

United States v. LaCost  (represented business executive charged with gambling, structuring and money laundering violations).

United States v. Kokenis (represented executive charged with violations of the Internal Revenue Code).

People v. Donahue (represented executive charged with environmental crimes). 

United States v. Smith (represented sales executive of pharmaceutical company charged with violating the Medicare Anti-Kickback laws). 

United States v. Herring (represented sales executive of pharmaceutical company charged with violating the Medicare Anti-Kickback laws).

United States v. Polin (represented physician charged with violating the Medicare Anti-Kickback laws). 

Cerniglia v. United States (represented corporate officer alleged to be personally liable for non-payment of corporation’s employment taxes). 

United States v. Schneider (represented commodity trader charged with violations of the Mail and Wire Fraud statutes and Commodity Exchange Act). 

United States v. Scheck (represented commodity trader charged with violations of the Mail and Wire Fraud statutes and Commodity Exchange Act).