Matthew M. Fakhoury | Criminal Defense Attorney
Licensed in Illinois
You are more than the bad decision you made and the criminal record that is now on file. You are a person with rights. You are someone with a life and a family. And, you are someone that deserves to have a meaningful future. As your criminal defense attorney, it is my job to make sure that future is possible and I will do everything to make it happen through expungement or record sealing.
As a criminal defense attorney, I am able to advocate on behalf of my clients and make a positive impact on the criminal justice system. There is little that compares to the feeling of helping defend someone who has been accused of a crime or helping someone get a fresh start by expunging their record. I am here to help you pursue justice and move forward with your life.
You may feel like your situation is hopeless, but with Indiana’s Second Chance Law and my experience and commitment to pursuing justice, you can be certain that you will get the results you deserve. Contact me today for a free consultation.
Awards & Honors
Expertise.com | Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago | 2021
Client’s Choice Award | 2018
10.0 Top Attorney
5 Star Rating from Client Reviews
10.0 Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Justia | 10.0 Top Attorney Rating
Yelp | 5 Star Business
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As a criminal defense attorney, my job is to get you exceptional results
The most important job I have is to present your story in a way that accomplishes the desired outcome. To the court, you’re just another file, but I will make sure the Judge knows you, your family, and how this case will affect your life. I will put you first, take the time to understand your case, and create a strategy that ensures you will have the best possible outcome for yourself and your future. You deserve to have a criminal defense attorney that is knowledgeable, compassionate, aggressive, and who will fight to protect your rights.
My experience give me a unique perspective and advantage in the courtroom
As a former prosecutor in Cook County, I offer a unique perspective on criminal cases. I know what the other side will likely argue and what evidence or theories they may present. In addition, I have been in the courtroom with numerous judges and worked with or gone up against a multitude of attorneys. These insights allow me to prepare for all potential issues that may arise and hone my strategy to set my client up for success.
My experience and insight have allowed me to help clients with a wide range of issues get justice. One case I’m particularly proud of is when an attempted murder charge was dismissed because of my representation. The evidence clearly showed my client should not have been charged. After we re-interviewed witnesses and with help from a private investigator we were able to present new evidence and acquire a dismissal for the client.
In addition, I have secured many expungements for clients and obtained numerous dismissals for theft, DUI’s, and other criminal charges. I have negotiated fair settlements and a multitude of people have heard the words “not guilty” when I’ve represented them at trial. You want a criminal defense attorney with a record of success; contact me today.
Other things about Matt Fakhoury
Aside from being a former prosecutor, I was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University in the Sociology Department. I’m also a Former Administrative Law Judge in the City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings. Although I don’t teach formally anymore, my expertise and legal analysis is frequently sought out by sources like: WGN, CNN, CourtTV, and News Nation’s Morning in America.
Here Matt Fakhoury provides insight into the Tara Grinstead case
On Morning in America Mr. Fakhoury discusses the relevancy of priors
Founding Partner | The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury | 2011 – Present
Professor | DePaul University | 2007 – 2021
Administrative Law Judge | Chicago | 2011 – 2012
Criminal Prosecutor | Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office | 2006 – 2011
Illinois State Bar Association | Member | 2005 – Present
Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois | Corresponding Secretary | 2005 – Present
Chicago Bar Association | Member | 2006 – Present
Northwest Suburban Bar Association | Member | 2006 – Present
Saint Louis University School of Law | Juris Doctor | 2005
DePaul University | Bachelor of Science | 2002