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About Attorney Matthew R. Hess

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As the founder and principal attorney of Hess Law Firm, LLC, Matthew Hess brings over two decades of legal experience to the practice. Matthew focuses his practice on probate, estate and trust litigation, estate planning, and corporate law, serving clients throughout the Chicagoland area. A graduate of Marist High School on the Southwest side of Chicago, Matthew earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000, double-majoring in Political Science and Finance. He went on to obtain his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2003.

Matthew began his career prosecuting complex medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients and their families throughout Illinois at both the trial court and appellate court levels in state and federal court. He went on to work on behalf of defendant doctors and hospitals (and their insurance companies), defending medical providers in those same types of cases. Matthew served as lead trial counsel in defamation litigation as well, and has handled countless medical malpractice cases that resulted in favorable jury verdicts at trial.

After spending thirteen years litigating these heartbreaking cases in the court system, Matthew decided that he needed a change. After seeing the ways in which families were impacted by acts of medical and nursing home negligence – both emotionally and financially – he wanted to put his legal skills toward helping individuals, families and small businesses plan for the future. He also realized that in times of trouble, people need a lawyer who can provide aggressive yet compassionate representation to help them pursue and protect their rights when disputes arise following the death of a loved one.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation
  • Administration of Estates, Trusts, and Guardianships
  • Estate Planning
  • Civil Litigation
  • Small Business General Counsel Services

Bar Admissions

A resident of Plainfield, Illinois, Matthew is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and he is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Contact Us

Whether you are in need of legal services pertaining to Estate Planning, Estate, Trust or Guardianship Administration, Contested Estate or Trust Litigation or Small Business General Counsel Services, Hess Law Firm is here for you. Contact Hess Law Firm today at to learn/estate-litigation/ the ways in which Matthew Hess can help you.