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Matthew Barton Sperry

Family Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Matthew Sperry, Matt Sperry


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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Divorce; Parentage; Maintenance, Child Support, DCFS Defense/Investigations, Orders of Protection, Parenting Time (Visitation), Parental Rights Allocation (Custody), Property Allocation, Injunctions, Order Enforcement, Modifications, Child Removals

    5 years, 200 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, Traffic/DUI, Active Police Investigations; including Jury Trials, Bench Trials, Motion Practice, Sentencing, and Collateral Civil Hearings, including Forfeitures, Summary Suspensions, and Orders of Protection.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Immigration
    30%
    Lawful Permanent Residency, Naturalization, Asylum, U-Visas, VAWA, Tourist Visas, Inadmissibility Waivers, Removal / Deportation Defense

    8 years, 300 cases

I am a passionate advocate who is dedicated to protecting the rights and advancing the interests of my clients. When asked to review any legal problem, I will provide my clients an honest assessment of the legal problem, present strategies designed to maximize the chances of a desired outcome based on my assessment, and once the client has selected a strategy after considering my advice, I will zealously execute the selected strategy to the best of my ability. 

My experience is wide ranging; and I have represented clients across multiple courts and administrative forums throughout the Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois.  I am well versed in dealing with opposing family law attorneys, guardian ad litems, prosecutors, EOIR (Executive Office of Immigration Review) attorneys, and immigration officials.  I am also no stranger to protecting my clients' rights during legal emergencies, as I also have extensive experience dealing directly with the police and DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) investigators on behalf of my clients during active police or DCFS investigations.  

 

I take pride in what I do, I love trial work, I am an effective negotiator, and I genuinely enjoy finding creative solutions to my clients' difficult legal problems.  I also appreciate that my work often can fundamentally alter the lives of my clients and their families, such as successfully having children returned to the client's care, obtaining legal immigration status for the client, retaining the client's driver's license, or obtaining not guilty verdicts related to felony sex offense allegations that carry potential decades long sentences and lifetime sex offender registration.  

My practice areas include Family Law (Divorce, Parentage, Child Support, DCFS Defense, Orders of Protection), Criminal Defense/Traffic (Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Petty Traffic Matters), and Immigration/Removal/Deportation Proceedings. 

While every case and potential outcome is different and dependent upon the evidence and laws pertaining to your specific situation, I am confident I can help you figure out the best way to maximize the possibility of obtaining a desired outcome.  

 

Licensed for 16 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 01/06/2023
State FL
Status Inactive
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Sperry Law LLC
2445 Dean St. STE H
Saint Charles, IL, 60175

Reviews

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Posted by Bria | September 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Responsive, Personable, and Experienced
My husband and I met Mr. Sperry under unfortunately bizarre circumstances. It happened that we needed a second attorney for our case, and Mr. Sperry was the perfect complement to our initial attorney. He was professional, very knowledgeable in case law, and ensured that we were prepared in the event we had to go to court. We feel it was his citing case law that helped to dismiss our case entirely. While our experience was traumatic, Mr. Sperry was definitely a source of assurance that helped to ease any of our worries or doubts. His demeanor, responsiveness, and experience made us feel like we had a covert heavy hitter in our corner. We are so grateful for his work in representing us, and cannot recommend him enough. Should you need quality representation, you should be so fortunate to work with Mr. Sperry.
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Posted by Felipe | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer&team
My wife and I hired Mr. Sperry for our Immigration Process of getting the Lawful Permanent Residency for my self through Legal Marriage. Mr. Sperry and his team made it feel; easy, smooth and pleasurable. Keep the process in a very professional manner, down to the ground and simple. Thanks for your support and hard work. 100% recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A FANTASTIC lawyer!
My son lived in Illinois and was fighting DCFS for custody of his children. I found Mr. Sperry through the recommendation of another attorney that practiced law in St. Charles, IL. My son called his office and had a consultation with him the next working day. He was so thorough in explaining in detail how he can help my son, and regularly contacted him on the status of his custody fight. Although my son’s situation was VERY complicated and VERY unique, Mr. Sperry was able to work a miracle, and my son got his children back within just a few weeks. My son now lives in a different state with his children and is grateful every single day for Mr. Sperry. Please, if you know of anyone who is fighting DCFS, have them contact Mr. Sperry ASAP!!!
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Posted by Bill | October 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Frist time law executives
Like that we sit down discussing my case he was very thorough he was prepared to go to trial was very helpful in his explanations
Posted by Robertino | August 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer you need to kick butt and not play around.
He seemed extremely confident when I interviewed him for my case and gave me a sense of peace upon hiring. My case was a sticky situation with alot of odds against me because it was a false battery case from a family member who was simply offended at me. My wife was even there as a witness to the situation, but the police twisted her words to fit my arrest because of the family member. I could of faced serious repercussions and my own wife and kids to pay the price. But Matthew was an excellent attorney and patient with all my questions, concerns and fears. I needed an attorney who knew how to navigate the legal system which he did. Lots of weight is off of our family. I recommend Matthew B. Sperry.
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Posted by Wes | March 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Honest and Caring Attorney
I consulted with more than 7 other Attorneys and most of them were straight to the money or others just plain out disregarded my case and few were simply disingenuous. Everything was different with Attorney Matthew Sperry i was listened to even when i was, due to stress asking the same question multiple times. He always made time for me and even went above and beyond the call of duty by helping me when he could with lowering the price of his service when he did not have to do it but he knew i am a disabled veteran who had been struggilng with post traumatic stress and due to my physical disability aquired in the Marines had a hard time doing the only type of work i had the most experience in, which are physical jobs. I could write for a very long time about how many times he showed his heart for aquiring justice for all. There was one time i cried when i was overwhelmed about how it seemed i would never receive justice and have to be in jail for something i was innocent of but he hugged me and assured me that he would do all in his power to help prove my innocence. Another time when my post traumatic stress was making it hard for me to sleep or eat and i was going into depression he would connect with me on human level and share uplifting news and stories that would let me know i am not alone and that he truly believed i was innocent. Also once i had to ask for an order of no contact and he helped me right away and assures me that all was now well and that i could rest my heart knowing ive done all i should to not be worried about it anymore. I never knew men like Mr. Matthew Sperry existed and much less that such man would be an honorable and caring attorney. I feel blessed to know Matthew Sperry and would highly recommend him and his services to anyone who would like to be represented by an honest and caring attorney.
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Posted by Ernesto & Senia. | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Professionalism!
Mr. Sperry is one of the best attorneys I have come across from. His professionalism and optimistic way of working with his clients is what makes his top-notch at what he does. He's the kind of attonery that's able to obtain much better results to your case than you expected first hand. Personally, because of him I was able to get a big break! If you need a lawyer who gets things done professionally and coordinately, SEEK MR. MATTHEW SPERRY. Would definitly recommend to anyone, especially with traffic related circumstances. Thank you so much Mr. Sperry !!
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Posted by Victor Santaella. | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer to hire and trust.
My wife and I hired Matthew after reviewing several other lawyers in the area, his first free consultation was different from any other lawyers we talked to. He was eager to help us, he was very professional, direct, helpful and he knew very well the law of immigration and answered all our questions and fears we had on that first free consultation, we were satisfied with him that first day. After gathering all the information he required from us we then hired him to start an asylum application, he guided us thru all the process very efficiently and we were able to file the application on time. He also represented us in the asylum interview as our attorney and he did it very well. After a long time, we finally got the answer from USCI that our asylum was approved. He's definitely a lawyer to hire, very professional and his assistant Stefanie was also very kind and helpful.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Charges
Matt was hired to defend me against criminal charges. I felt that he and his office did an excellent job in negotiating a plea agreement. He was very competent and gave me solid advice during the our discussions. I felt he knew the law very well and knew what the process was going to be and communicated that very well. I would hire Matt again without any reservation.
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Posted by Reni | November 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent
I hired Matthew Sperry to help me with my application for permanent residency. Mr. Sperry and his paralegal Stephanie answered all of my questions regarding the immigration process promptly and thoroughly. Mr.Sperry is extremely competent and knowledgeable, and he will do his absolute best to help. The receptionist Sylvia and the rest of the office staff were very nice and friendly. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal advice!
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Posted by David Betancourt | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I live out of state & everything conducted over the phone
I wanted to deal with an unpaid traffic citation from almost 20 years ago in another state, Illinois. I contacted the county's clerk of court who provided a lawyer referral company who I used to reach out to the Mevorah law firm. I worked with both a Matthew Sperry & Charles Ogan. They charged a $500 retainer, obtained a court date and resolved everything in under 2 weeks. I did receive a last minute request to submit a notarized document the day before court, but the lawyers involved were flexible with using photo proof of my fine payment online to the county (I sent a photo message to the lawyer). Just a bit ago, I received a PDF copy of the positive court results. I was initially pretty nervous about using an out of state attorney whom I never physically met plus handing out my credit card over the phone. However, everything went very smooth and this old and annoying headache was quickly taken care of. I recommend both Matthew Sperry & Charles Ogan based on my personal experience with them.
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Posted by matthew grooms | March 4, 2014
good to have on your side....
I chose this sir because he answered my repeated questions, he seemed hungry and diligent in his proceedings with high levels of competence and professionalism.....plus...we won!! Trustworthy..
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Kane County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Acting Assistant Public Defender
  • Pinellas County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2007

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 2006
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Bachelor of the Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Member
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Senior Associate
  • Stetson Law Review
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Matthew
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Divorce and separation

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Saint Charles Family Lawyer Matthew Barton Sperry
Matthew Barton Sperry
Family Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation