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Matthew Fakhoury

Domestic violence Attorney at Skokie, IL

5.0   137 reviews

also known as Matt


Licensed for 17 years

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  1. Criminal defense
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    The Law Offices of M. Fakhoury is a Chicago based Criminal Defense Firm with offices in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, and Skokie, IL. Attorney Matt Fakhoury represents clients who seek the aggressive defense and knowledge of a former prosecutor. ILDefense.com

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
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    The Law Offices of M. Fakhoury is a Chicago based Criminal Defense Firm with offices in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, and Skokie, IL. Attorney Matt Fakhoury represents clients charged with Felony and Misdemeanor DUI cases who seek the aggressive defense and knowledge of a former prosecutor. ILDefense.com

    18 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    DomesticDefenseChicago is a Division of the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury that concentrates specifically on representing clients falsely accused of domestic violence related offense such as domestic battery and violating an order of protection. Defend Your Case, Defend Your Name with DomesticDefenseChicago.com

    18 years

  4. Expungement
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    XpungeChicago is a Division of the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury that concentrates specifically on criminal record clearing: Expungements, Sealings, and Pardons. Xpunge Your Past, Xpand Your Future With XpungeChicago.com

    18 years

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The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC is a Chicago based Criminal Defense Firm with offices in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows, IL.  Attorney Matthew Fakhoury represents clients in the greater Chicago metro area who seek the aggressive defense and knowledge of a former prosecutor.  The Law Offices of Matthew Fakhoury, LLC defends clients charged with Felony, Misdemeanor, DUI and Traffic offenses.  In addition, XpungeChicago is a division of the firm that concentrates on Criminal Record Clearing known as expungements. Mr. Fakhoury is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University where he teaches undergraduate law courses. Please visit or or call.  

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Licensed for 17 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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XpungeChicago - A Division of the Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
10024 Skokie Blvd
Suite 210
Skokie, IL, 60077
DomesticDefenseChicago - A Division of Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
1600 E. Golf Rd.
Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
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Posted by Andrea | January 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied and Happy customers!
Caitlin Wilder, J.D., Associate Attorney was awesome. I called her and she was very professional, kind and had an attentive ear for my daughter's case. She said she could help, she took the case and explained what she would do and all the possible ways the case could go. She had two court dates that she had to show up for my daughter. She knew her stuff and had great confidence. She won both cases for my daughter Thank God! She was great and she made us feel so comfortable with her. I recommend Caitlin Wilder, J.D. and the Law offices of Matt Fakhoury, LLC to everyone that need a lawyer they're worth the time, effort and money. Thank you all so much again for all of your help God bless ❤️!
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Posted by Steven | December 8, 2022
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I can breathe again
Matt Fakhoury assured me that he would take all the heavy lifting from the point of contact and that’s exactly what I needed for the first time in a long time. He allowed me to heal, and focus on my present while he handled the past that got me in this position. There were moments when he believed in my projected outcome as if the case was already done. Moments that I was supposed to hear it, exactly how it was said. The trajectory of my life was significantly altered in a way I never imagined. This is behind me now and ended a few hours ago with a major victory. What I do with it now is be the man Matt believed I was when he decided to stand by my side and give the other side all we got. I have a second chance! Hope, encouragement, and to have the outcome you need are what you hope you’re getting from your legal counsel. But what the law firm doesn’t advertise, is that you’re getting a absolute savage in your corner that’s looking dead in the eyes at the other side and will not be comprised for a “easy outcome” but will get you the outcome that doesn’t tarnish your name permanently. The best outcome. Everyone makes mistakes. It happens. But you need to realize that you found this review for a reason. Just like I found the review that had me give him a call. I will be referring his services.
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Posted by Sam | February 8, 2022
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Exceeded All Expectations
Matt and his team deliver RESULTS. Excellent communication and follow up throughout the process. I was hoping my referral would get supervision and maybe a small fine for a moving traffic violation / car accident that resulted in my referral getting multiple tickets. However Not only did Matt get the tickets dismissed, no fines were assessed, and NO supervision was deemed necessary. How Amazing! I Highly Recommend Matt a qualified and competent former States Attorney!
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Posted by Sam | August 26, 2021
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Very Personable
Matt worked very well with me through getting the case dismissed up until expungement. Months later I still had a few follow up questions, and he was able to recall my case right away. Highly recommend!
Posted by Joanna | June 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommending..
Matt is absolutely the best attorney ! He is very determined , knowledgeable and was always able to answer all my questions. I got charged with trespassing, case was dismissed!
Posted by Robert | May 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very reliable Lawyer!
I would highly recommend Matt Fakhoury and his staff to anyone in need of a lawyer. Matt is not only very professional and effective but he’s also a person who will try to understand and accommodate your needs.He provided amazing services for me and my family & helped me get my life back on the right track.Without going into much detail , my case was pretty difficult but Matt was able to comfort me and my family through it all while getting all the hearings ruled in my favor , constantly replying to all my emails and explaining all the questions I had in detail.Overall me and my family are very satisfied with Matt and his team’s services & I encourage anyone in need to seek his help.
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Response from Matthew Fakhoury January 7, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We always aim to put our clients first and advocate for successful outcomes. We are happy that we were able to assist you!
Posted by Chris | May 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and available for questions, great lawyer
Professional and available for questions, great lawyer. Matt and Colleen help me through many questions and concerns making would seem complicated simple. I would recommend them to anyone who made mistakes but has moved on from them!
Response from Matthew Fakhoury January 7, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad that we were able to assist you.
Posted by Michael | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
License Suspension Rescinded
My experience with Matthew Fakhoury was very comforting. His calm demeanor assured me I was in good hands. This was my first offense and since I was from the far south suburbs, I felt I needed someone to represent me who was close to the Second District Circuit Court and would have an exceptional rapport and respect from his legal community. Matt met the mark on both accounts. Matt is very knowledgeable, professional, experienced, and caring lawyer. He was able to research previous cases and prepared a plan to have my license suspension rescinded. I am truly grateful for his success. Sincere thanks, to you and your staff.
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Response from Matthew Fakhoury January 7, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. We always aim to put our clients first and we are happy that we were able to assist you!
Posted by Sophie | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer for DUI
I am so grateful to Matt and his team, Colleen and Chloe. My 18 yr old son got arrested with a DUI in December. Realizing the severe impact that this could have on the rest of his life, I wanted to ensure he had the best possible legal representation. After doing thorough on-line research I chose Matt - he had excellent reviews. I am so happy with the choice I made. Matt and his team are extremely knowledgeable and quick to respond to all our questions. Matt was able to have my son’s DUI reduced to a reckless driving charge. Thank you Matt, Colleen and Chloe!
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Response from Matthew Fakhoury January 7, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. We strive to provide the best possible representation for our clients. We are happy that we were able to achieve a positive outcome for your son!
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DUI case speeding 103/60
November 24, 2019 I got pulled over on 294N , passed a sheriff going 103mp on 60 6 tickets plus DUI charge. I decided to hire Matt Fakhoury. Today we went to trial at Skokie IL , I felt like I am in a movie. Long story short, DUI - NOT GUILTY Speeding - NOT GUILTY I got my license back today. I can not express how thankful I am to God for watching over me and most to Mr Fakhoury. He is hands down the best Attorney!!! I am forever thankful Matt!!! If any of you ever get in trouble this is the man that will help you. Highly recommend!!!
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Posted by John | September 22, 2020
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Super lawyer with even a better team of lawyers
Matt was able to expedite my petition to seal and had it approved within 3 months of filing! My situation was unique and may not apply to all but Matt found a way to get my case in front of the judge early, even during the pandemic. Huge weight lifted off of my shoulders and I can move on with my life confidently. Well worth the money and highly recommend Matt! Thank you.
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Response from Matthew Fakhoury January 7, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We always aim to put our clients first and advocate for successful outcomes. We are happy that everything worked out for you!
Posted by Tee Brad | September 14, 2020
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Look no further
Matt & his team put me at ease and left no rock unturned. First time needing a lawyer and I couldn't ask for a better service.
Posted by Mariusz | August 29, 2020
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Best out there!!
Matt Fakhoury is the best attorney out there!! I highly recommend him and his team. Just yesterday he beat my case & i was found not guilty! Thank you
Response from Matthew Fakhoury January 7, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We always aim to put our clients first and advocate for successful outcomes. We are happy that we were able to assist you!
Posted by DeMarko | August 7, 2020
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Record Expungement/Seal
Mistakes made in youth can really have a hold over your personal and professional trajectory in life, making it difficult to move ahead.  I am very appreciative of the services that Matt Fakhoury and his team offer; they were absolutely excellent.  After reaching out to them, they have been supportive, communicative and up front with what I should expect.  Matt even answered my emails while he was away out of state, showing his diligence to his clients and his name in this business.  I have never felt more welcomed or had such excellent customer service from a law office.  Each person in this office has made a positive impression; Colleen, Chloe and Vince have added to the help I was given through this process.  I appreciate the level of confidence I gleaned from their knowledge and proceedings.  If someone needed a recommendation for a law office, I would without hesitation recommend the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury. 
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2020
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Illinois Record Expungement
With the help of the law office of M Fakhoury, I was able to follow though the entire expungement process for a juvenile record, I was able to do so almost entirely from out of state. They know what they are doing and follow up and follow through with you, the entire process.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
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Matt Fakhoury Gets Results!
Hiring the right lawyer is a critical component to your chance of winning any case. As I searched for the perfect lawyer, Matt Fakhoury stood out among others as experienced, and confident! He responded to my inquiry for hos services quickly and personally. When I spoke with Matt Fakhoury, I found him to not only be experienced, but also understanding, and personable. This is how I knew, I had found the right fit for my case. Matt Fakhoury immediately started working on my case. He understood my urgency, and the importance of having a positive or winning outcome. Matt overcame the barriers in my case with persistence, diligence, and heart! It is because of Matt Fakhoury that I won my case, received the positive results I was looking for, and had my case dismissed in a short period of time. If your looking for positive results Matt Fakhoury has what it takes to get the results you need. Matt Fakhoury for hire! You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2020
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Professional & Truthful
Matt used his excellent conscientious approach to understand the case and provide his professional expertise at the right time. He was honest, bold and highly efficient to stand up against the odds presented during court sessions and fight for the truth on behalf of the client. He and his team provides the right advice and assurance to the clients throughout the whole process.
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Posted by Nick J | January 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Matt is very good at what he does
Matt is an incredible attorney. He navigated me thru my 2nd DUI which also included possession of controlled substances. He navigated the system with professionalism and expertise. He is clearly well respected in the courts and seems to know all the prosecutors in cook county. I was eventually able to get my life/license back and cannot thank Matt enough for all his help. He was worth every penny i spent. He also expunged criminal damage to property, marijuana charges, and battery charges from my past to top it off! Thank you Matt!!
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Posted by Asher Rehana | January 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Choice
I worked with Matt in the past, and I was extremely impressed with the professional services I received. He was in tune with my situation, had answers to all my questions, and provided me with results. This made me feel at ease, and excited to know I was dealing with an experienced attorney who doesn't give up. I would definitly recommend Matt!
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Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2019
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Trustworthy Dependable Professional Advocate for Clients
Mr. Matt Fakhoury J.D., has displayed towards myself, the client, the highest level of professionalism, empathy, knowledge, attention to detail, trust, confidence, and consistent communication in handling this process. Under his guidance, I knew where I stood at all times and how to handle professional communication and personal responsibility throughout. I recommend as an advocate to trust the whole way. It was a positive experience.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices of M. Fakhoury
  • 2011 - Present
  • Professor
  • DePaul University
  • 2007 - Present
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Criminal Prosecutor
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • St. Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • DePaul University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Theft - Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • Attempt Murder
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Advocacy Team
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Academic Excellence Award: Criminal Procedure
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Academic Excellence Award: Secured Transactions
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Expungements & Sealings
  • 2014
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Expungement CLE
  • 2013
  • Law School Admissions and Criminal Record Clearing
  • Criminal Record Clearing
  • 2012
  • DePaul University
  • Law School Admission
  • 2011
  • Hate Crimes Awareness Workshop
  • Hate Crimes
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (28)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is my go to attorney for criminal defense in the Chicagoland area. Truly an expert in his field. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt Fakhoury is an attorney that I happily endorse, as an upstanding member of the legal community and a strong advocate for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt Fakhoury is a top notch attorney who is well respected by the entire legal community. This is an attorney that I would trust my family members and closest friends to, and whom I proudly endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt Fakhoury is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an exceptional advocate for his clients. His combination of prior experience as a prosecutor and tenacity in the courtroom is almost impossible to match. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Expungement Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is the definition of professional. He is aggressive, sincere and cares about his clients. It almost goes without saying, but if I ever needed something done for my family, I would immediately send them to Matt. Highly recommended for anyone in need in the Chicagland area."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is one of the most well-respected and knowledgeable attorneys that I know. Not only does he fight tirelessly for his clients, but he is an excellent trial attorney. Matt is willing to go the extra mile for his clients and is always willing to lend a helping hand. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Fakhoury is well respected in the legal community and has a reputation for passionately advocating on behalf of his clients. As a opposing counsel he always conducts himself in a professional and respectful manner while still being an aggressive advocate on behalf of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Fakhoury. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! Keep up the great work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly skilled criminal attorney. His experience gives him the ability to handle many different criminal matters. He is one of the most professional and ethical lawyers that I know. I do not hesitate to endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. While I was still in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, I had many opportunities to observe Matt advocate for his clients as opposing counsel. He is professional, knowledgeable, and passionate. I have also seen first-hand how meticulous he is in his work. He always does everything he can for each and every one of his clients to ensure the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Matt for several years. Matt is highly skilled in DUI and Criminal Defense. As a former prosectutor, I had the pleasure of being opposing counsel to Matt. He cares about his clients and aggressively fights for their rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to work as opposing counsel on many cases against Matt when he was with the State’s Attorney’s Office. He gained invaluable experience as a prosecutor and is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He represents his clients effectively and extremely thorough in his work. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is one of the very best attorneys I know. I worked with Matt Fakhoury when we were both Assistant Cook County State’s Attorneys. I have since observed him practicing criminal defense. Matt is a top-notch trial attorney. He is smart, innovative, eloquent and highly respected in the legal community. I give him my highest rating."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an extremely accomplished and talented lawyer. He has earned the respect of his peers throughout the legal community. He always provides his clients with quality, thorough representation. He has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a knowledgeable attorney, consistently working hard on behalf of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fakhoury is a gentleman and a scholar. He has a great in court demeanor and knows the law well. I have no hesitation recommending Mr. Fakhoury to anyone who needs a strong advocate on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fakhoury's reputation presedes him and he validates that reputation in every case he defends. He was an outstanding prosecutor and he uses that experience to benefit the clients he now defends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly experienced defense attorney with excellent trial skills and the ability to effectively negotiate. Matt is respected by defense attorneys and prosecutors, and has a reputation of proactively defending his clients."
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Skokie Domestic violence Lawyer Matthew Fakhoury
Matthew Fakhoury
Domestic violence Attorney
Skokie, IL
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available