Matthew R. Hess

Matthew R. Hess
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Matthew R. Hess

Park Ridge, Illinois

Mathew Hess focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, estate and trust litigation and the formation and operation of small businesses. Matthew brings to his practice thirteen years of experience dealing with medical malpractice cases throughout Illinois at both the trial court and appellate court levels in the state and federal courts. He believes that the attorney-client relationship, like any relationship, must be based on mutual trust and personal respect. Matthew takes the time to get to know his clients on a personal level and encourages them to get to know him as well.

Matthew is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. in Political Science and Finance) and Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2003). He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2003, and is authorized to practice before the federal courts in the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Matthew is single and resides in Wheeling, Illinois. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time, horse racing, and spending time at the ballpark cheering on the White Sox.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Estate Planning
  • 30% Probate
  • 30% Business

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2004


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Certificate in Intellectual Property
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hess Law Firm, Owner, 2016 - Present
  • Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff. PC, Associate, 2009 - 2015


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