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Matthew Gilbert Shaw

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

4.5   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
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Attorney Matthew G. Shaw is an experienced Kane County divorce lawyer that has served Northern Illinois clients for the past 30 years. He provides prompt and professional legal service in the areas of family law, divorce, child support, parentage, spousal maintenance, child custody (also known as allocation of parental responsibility), high asset divorce, mediation, and much more. Attorney Shaw maintains close contact with his clients and prides himself on being available when needed. Call Attorney Matthew G. Shaw, of Shaw Family Law, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. 

Location

Shaw Sanders, P.C.
555 S Randall Rd Ste 105
Saint Charles, IL, 60174

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by Melissa | February 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Matt is an OUTSTANDING attorney, he is very professional, thorough,honest. He stands out amongst the best. He has represented myself and my family in many cases and is held in high regard and the utmost respect. When it comes to trust in getting the job done Matt is ALWAYS the Attorney we seek out, no second thoughts. We highly recommend Attorney Matt Shaw.
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Posted by John | May 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, genuine person who is the BEST hands down.
Matt Shaw is not only a fantastic lawyer, he is an awesome HONEST person. When I contacted him the first question he asked was “have you exhausted every option to save your marriage”? That is a man who cares not only about his clients but cares about your situation. I contacted other lawyers before him and not one said that. When it is time for him to go to work to represent you he simply can’t be beat. This is the lawyer for your needs if there is no other option to save your marriage. He is the best in the area.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
QDRO
Contacted Shaw Family Law just to ask questions and get a better understanding regarding a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. Mr. Shaw was very helpful addressing my concerns, and he wasn't even the original lawyer I used for my divorce from years ago. Really appreciated the fact he took the time out of his busy day not only to take my phone call but answered the many questions I had.
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Posted by Carol | February 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Reassuring Consultation
I contacted Shaw Family Law through their website to inquire about a letter I received from a different lawyer. Matt emailed me directly to ask for a copy of the letter and then reached out for a phone call. Matt spent twenty minutes discussing my situation and offering his opinion and advice. He asked good questions to better understand my problem and patiently suggested what I could do to remedy the conflict on my own without a lawyer. He made sure I understood my options and that I felt safe moving forward. I found Matt to be personable, thoughtful, and warm in his interaction with me. Should my situation escalate, I feel confident in retaining his services.
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Response from Matthew Shaw February 19, 2021
Carol, Thank you for your kind remarks. I hope we helped!
Posted by Sarah P. | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Determination to win my case
Speedy process and reduced stress were crucial factors for me when I started looking for legal services. Matt and his staff were extremely professional and attentive, addressing my concerns and questions constantly and patiently. Working with Shaw Family Law was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life! My thanks and appreciation for their work and dedication!
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Posted by Christy | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Shaw Family Law has been representing me in my divorce case for almost a year now and I could not be in better hands. My case is extremely contentious, and Deidre Sanders at Shaw Family Law has handled it with bold strength and also a steady, polished ease. The lawyers in this firm are nothing short of brilliant. They have the perfect way with words to drive home a point effectively. They are efficient and prompt. Going through a contentious divorce is by far the worst experience of my life, but hiring Shaw Family Law is the only thing that has given me any hope that my future will be better than my past and present. I highly, highly recommend Shaw Family Law.
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Response from Matthew Shaw February 19, 2021
Christy: Thank you for your appreciative feedback for our firm, and specifically for Deidre Sanders. We are very proud of her work and diligence in advocating for clients, especially in challenging cases. How kind of you to take the time to offer a stellar review! Thank you!
Posted by Jeremy | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best, hands down!
I first hired Matt in 2018 to replace my previous lawyer who seemed less than motivated to do a thorough job with my legal separation case. As soon as Matt took over my case, he pointed out all of the things that should have been done correctly the first time. Once Matt finished cleaning up my previous lawyers mess, we took the case back in front of the judge for a ruling, and everything was ruled in our favor! I needed Matt's service's again in 2020 to get my child support reduced, and once again, Matt went above and beyond to make sure all of my questions and concerns were answered and dealt with. I am pleased to say we had yet another victory in court and my child support was reduced! Anytime I hear that somebody is seeking a good family lawyer, I never hesitate to refer them to Matt Shaw Family Law.
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Posted by Cynthia Swanson | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I hired Matt to represent me during my divorce and a subsequent issue with my ex-spouse. I followed his advice throughout each process and he was spot on with his advice. I would highly recommend Matt
Posted by Anthony Nessie | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best around, hands down.
Professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Matt Shaw Family Law was the best choice I could have made for my situation. I have referred quite a few people to him, and all have been impressed with his services. Matt goes above and beyond, to get the job done.
Posted by Brian | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Excellent Attorney!
My family went to many attorneys and were told we did not have a very good chance at winning our case. We went to Matt Shaw and it was like working with a Zen Master. Matt took us on as a client and was one step ahead of the opposition at all times. It was like they were playing checkers while he was Bobby Fisher playing chess. I would recommend Matt to anyone that wants the most professional, honest and understanding attorney in Illinois!
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Posted by Peter | June 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, patient and nonjudgmental
My girlfriend and I got a prompt response after our request for a phone consultation, and Matt patiently answered all of our questions, without making us feel foolish or judged. I got a great first impression.
Posted by Don | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST !!
I used Matt 5 years ago and he was very caring, compassionate and understanding. His experience was totally awesome and FIRST CLASS ! Thank You Again Matt !
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolute Best!!!
Mr. Shaw is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. His advice is spot on. He is kind, compassionate, and honest. He takes time to explain what to expect and answered all my questions. I am so fortunate to have found such a superb lawyer!
Posted by Julie | March 13, 2015
Family Attorney (referral) for Over Thirty Years
I was referred to Mr. Shaw by a family member for child support case. He was straight forward and told me what the law was and what to/not expect. After I retained his services I wasn't disappointed. I found he is well respected by the Court and his peers. Anytime a friend/family needs a referral I direct them to Matt. I recently referred my daughter, that retired from the military, although he could not handle her case (jurisdiction) he personally got back to her immediately. She was then able to move forward looking into other resources. When time and money is imperative that is very important quality.
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Posted by Toni | March 13, 2015
family
Attorney Shaw is an exellent attorney and excells in his expertise. He is very concise and explains all court proceedings. He has handled my support, guardianship and custody issues with precise expertise. I highly recommend attorney Shaw.
Posted by Michael Hanauer | February 13, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Shaw is one of the best. He has skillful means: kindness, fairness, communicative, and is highly knowledgeable in law. My ex filed custody motions in two states multiple times over a 7 year period and frankly it was a nightmare both emotionally and financially. We won Custody and then retained Custody over the years. Finally the Judge granted us Court sanctions (very uncommon) against my ex for using the system and her excess money inappropriately filing motion after motion. Without Matt our positive outcome would not have likely happened. When we had to be in Court there is no other attorney I would rather have had by my side than Mr. Shaw.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Business financial questions...
As a widow, I encountered some complicated business financial questions that needed to be resolved. I consulted Matthew Shaw, who was able to give me immediate, expert advice, and followed through to a quick and satisfactory resolution to my situation. I would highly recommend Matthew for any legal matters.
Posted by Dawn | January 20, 2015
Excellent Service!!
Matthew Shaw did a great job of representing me on several different topics. We had initially handled our divorce on our own and 4 years later issues arose. He handled them with a professional approach and made sure that he had my best interest and the interest of my kids in mind when making decisions. He made a very difficult situation much more tolerable and provided excellent results. He was fair to both parties and overall, he got results. Thanks for your efforts and your help in bringing these issues to a close.
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Posted by Melissa | July 10, 2014
A review on Matt Shaw
Matt was awesome! He kept me informed the whole way through my divorce and was very understanding about what I was going through! He made suggestions that were very helpful. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a honest and helpful lawyer. Divorce is a difficult thing no matter what the reasoning is and Matt is super understanding, patient and caring.
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Posted by Tammy | February 25, 2014
Honest and Open
While my journey with Mr. Shaw as been an interesting one, I can truthfully say he is a very honest man with a good heart (which is something you don't find in most lawyers these days). Even through misunderstandings, he will go above and beyond to resolve any issue you may have. I would definitely recommend this lawyer because he genuinely cares about his clients. When you hire this lawyer, know that you are hiring someone who will remain in contact with you and keep you well informed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Shaw Sanders, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Child Support Attorney
  • Kane County Circuit Court Clerk
  • 1987 - 1995

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Illinois State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • Kane County Family Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois Family Support Enforcement Association
  • Charter Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Founding Member
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Leading West Suburban Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Leading West Suburban Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is professional and respectful while advocating for his clients. Looking forward to more collaborative work with Matt in the future!"
Child custody Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Matt is professional, tenacious and highly competent. He strikes the right balance between fighting for his clients and maintaining an effective relationship with his opposing counsel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Shaw is a kind person and an excellent attorney. He cares about his clients and seeks to do the best he can for them. His firm is one of the best in Kane County. I highly recommend and endorse Mr. Shaw and his Associates."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Charles Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew Gilbert Shaw
Matthew Gilbert Shaw
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 37 years
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