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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1992||11/21/2016|
|MD||Inactive - Retired||1989||02/27/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||The National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois||American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Member of the Bar Anniversary Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney Criminal Defense||Avvo||N/A|
|President||Law Offices of Matt Keenan||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Civil Liberties Union||Member||2001 - Present|
|First Defense Legal Assistance||Volunteer||2008 - 2014|
|People v M.||Not guilty|
|Murder Trial||Not guilty|
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|Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and Procedure||Chapter 3 Defenses||2014|
|Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and Procedure||Chapter 5: Arrests and Investigatory Stops||2014|
|Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and Procedure||Chapter 8 Search and Seizure||2014|
|Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and Procedure||Chapter 16 Motions and Discovery||2014|
|Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and Procedure||Chapter 17 Evidentiary Matters Generally||2014|
|Illinois Bar Journal||Representing Students and Parents in School Residency Challenges||2011|
|National PTA and Facebook||Help Your Children Social Network-Safely and Wisely||2010|
|Our Children, The PTA National Magazine||School Discipline: Get the Help Your Child Needs||2009|
|Our Children, The National PTA Magazine||When Your Child Needs a Lawyer||2009|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Beloit College||English||B.A., Magna Cum Laude||1985|
|The Student and Parent Side of School Law Issues||Student Discipline: The Expulsion Hearing Games||2012|
|Chip Franklin Mornings radio||Where are the radar speed traps?||2012|
|Parent Roundtable||Wrong Place Wrong Time||2011|
|Guest Lecture, Constitutional Law class||The Art of Direct and Cross Examination||2011|
Posted by JL
We have hired Matt Keenan as our attorney for various cases over the years. No one can guarantee favorable results, especially in this current environment. The outcome of our last case resulted in community service which was very helpful. We have and would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous
A Reliable Attorney: Matt helped with application materials and lessening the damage to my reputation from a disciplinary action when I applied to a professional school. Thanks to his stellar representation, not only was I able to have a fresh start, I attended the school I wanted to go to. Additionally, he went well above and beyond and helped me craft my Personal Statement to professional school, explaining the specific problem I faced in school in a much better light! He listened to my problems, was very professionally, and helped me through it all. He was also very responsive, communicating with me as the need arose. Finally, for the services provided, he asked for relatively less than other attorneys I spoke to in the area.
Background: As an undergrad freshman I faced disciplinary action. Years down the road, I decided to apply to professional school, but I realized only then that the disciplinary action may result in rejection. After doing some research on attorneys in the area, I contacted Matt. He was very cordial and understanding about my financial situation and the sensitive nature of the disciplinary action.
Posted by Nicolle Joy Wilfenger
Matt Keenan has a great legal and analytical mind. He knows what he 's doing when he needs to resolve an issue/case and is methodical and empathetic in his approach to law. He is also very understanding of his clients' needs and listens to their concerns. He has gone out of his way for one of my friends and she was very impressed with his work. I highly recommend him for any criminal defense!
Thomas McGuire, Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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!
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