Our Mission

The Law Office of James J. Gay is a boutique legal practice dedicated to helping individuals who have been victims of the negligence of others. We provide thorough and complete legal representation in a variety of legal areas, including but not limited to, personal injury and wrongful death. 

Our Team

Martha Herrera

Martha Herrera


Before joining James Gay Law, LLC, Martha worked in a boutique litigation law firm specializing in representing individuals and small businesses in personal injury, workers’ compensation, commercial litigation, replevin, chancery, consumer defense, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and, adversaries.

Martha has been licensed in the State of Illinois since 2012 and is also admitted to the Northern District of Illinois and the Central District of Illinois.

While in law school Martha completed an externship with the Honorable Jesse Reyes in the Chancery Division’s Mortgage Foreclosure/Mechanics Lien Section at the height of the foreclosure crisis. Martha also completed internships with the Illinois States’ Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutors, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 student attorney.

Martha obtained her J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While a student, Martha was a clinician in the Loyola Business Law and Governance Clinic, the Loyola Low Income Tax Clinic, and a member of the Loyola Latin American Law School Association Trial Team. Martha obtained her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2008.