Ranked No. 26 Among Law Firms and No. 3,207 Among All Companies

CHICAGO, August 15, 2023 – Inc. revealed today that Driver Defense Team ranks No. 3,207 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armor, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Being ranked as the 26th fastest-growing law firm in America isn’t about one person’s effort; it’s about a team that never backs down, that stands together, and fights for what’s right. Every victory is a team victory, and this one belongs to all of us,” says Derek Martin, CEO of Driver Defense Team.

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

“Growing the law firm doesn’t mean losing the personal touch, it’s about amplifying it. We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc., but our true success lies in the thousands of happy clients who have put their trust in us,” adds Derek Martin.

Driver Defense Team has become synonymous with unwavering client advocacy and unparalleled customer service. As probably the largest firm in the state focusing on DUIs and traffic tickets, its team of 25 staff members is dedicated to achieving great outcomes for clients. With over 1,500 five-star Google reviews, the firm continues to innovate and excel, setting new standards not only in legal defense but in community engagement and contribution. Their inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list further solidifies their position as a leader in the legal landscape.



Derek Martin
Driver Defense Team
1625 N. Mannheim Rd.
Stone Park, IL 60165


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places.

About Inc.

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