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Having the best criminal attorney on your case makes a difference, and so does hiring a criminal lawyer who knows the court systems in Cook, DuPage, and Lake counties. Our experience as FORMER PROSECUTORS means that you’ll have access to the best knowledge and education on your side -- an informed, experienced DUI or criminal defense lawyer working for you at every step of the way. Our firm offers that level of professionalism in every matter we represent.

When you're facing a DUI, SUSPENDED LICENSE, MISDEMEANOR or FELONY criminal charge, your case is too important not to get the best, and most expert, legal assistance you can find. We present every defense, every strategy -- every piece of evidence in your favor to fight your case.

Our firm knows that people who are accused of a crime are worried about losing their license, their employment, or even their freedom. We know that when this happens people need quick and clear answers to their legal questions.

Because we take our responsibility very seriously, we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year -- follow the links here to contact us through the website or call us directly at (773) 383-8745 or (847)239-4703.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Contact info

Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C.

555 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 500
Northbrook, IL, 60062

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    17 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    17 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    17 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    13 years, 1.1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew David Keenan

    Matt Gebhardt is an outstanding trial attorney. He has worked as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. He is a completely honest and trustworthy advocate for his clients. Matt is also highly respected by Judges throughout Cook County. I recommend him without reservation.


    Matthew Keenan Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Alexis Anton Johnson

    Matt and I were colleagues in the State's Attorney's Office and are now fellow defense attorney's. He has always demonstrated superior trial skills and his knowledge of the law is second to none. Matt is an experienced, aggressive attorney who simply gets results for his clients.


    Alexis Johnson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 DUI Attorneys in IllinoisThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD)2014
Excellent Attorney RatingAVVO2013
Top Contributor Criminal Defense 2013AVVO2013
Excellent Attorney RatingAVVO2012
Client's Choice Criminal Defense 2012AVVO2012
Top Contributor Criminal Defense 2012AVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Matthew R Gebhardt, P.C.2003 - Present
FounderLaw Office Of Matthew R Gebhardt, PC2003 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office1999 - 2003
Law ClerkCook County States' Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cook County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeInvestigative Officer2008 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
West Suburban Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
First American Title Insurance CompanyTitle Agent2003 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. D. C.Deferred Prosecution / Dismissal Pending
People of the State of Illinois v. T.W.Charges Dismissed
People of the State of Illinois v. C. K.Felony charges reduced to misdemeanor.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ReaderBuying or selling a home in Illinois. Do you need an attorney?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
DePaul UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Time Homebuyer SeminarChase Bank Northbrook First Time Homebuyer Seminar2013
First Time Homebuyer SeminarNationstar Mortgage First Time Homebuyer Seminar2012
Buying Your First Home: What you need to know.Residential Real Estate2012
Cook County State's Attorney TrainingProsecuting the (a)(2) DUI2000