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Languages spoken: Spanish, French

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. Education: 35%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Thomas F. McGuire

    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew Keenan is a knowledgeable and professional defense attorney. He is always prepared to defend his client's rights and has a firm grasp on current case law. He also is one of the most friendly attorneys except when he is on trial defending his client!


    Thomas McGuire Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nils P. Wyosnick

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Keenan as opposing counsel on criminal matters. Mr. Keenan consistently fights for his clients and is highly respected by prosecutors and judges, alike.


    Nils Wyosnick DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

9239 Gross Point, Suite 2202a
Skokie, IL, 60077-1389


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Member of the Bar Anniversary AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Clients ChoiceAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top Attorney Criminal DefenseAvvoN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Matt Keenan1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
First Defense Legal AssistanceVolunteer2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Murder TrialNot guilty
People v M.Not guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and ProcedureChapter 3 Defenses2014
Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and ProcedureChapter 5: Arrests and Investigatory Stops2014
Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and ProcedureChapter 8 Search and Seizure2014
Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and ProcedureChapter 16 Motions and Discovery2014
Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and ProcedureChapter 17 Evidentiary Matters Generally2014
Illinois Bar JournalRepresenting Students and Parents in School Residency Challenges2011
National PTA and FacebookHelp Your Children Social Network-Safely and Wisely2010
Our Children, The PTA National MagazineSchool Discipline: Get the Help Your Child Needs2009
Our Children, The National PTA MagazineWhen Your Child Needs a Lawyer2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Beloit CollegeEnglishB.A., Magna Cum Laude1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Student and Parent Side of School Law IssuesStudent Discipline: The Expulsion Hearing Games2012
Chip Franklin Mornings radioWhere are the radar speed traps?2012
Parent RoundtableWrong Place Wrong Time2011
Guest Lecture, Constitutional Law classThe Art of Direct and Cross Examination2011