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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 60%
    6 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
    6 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    6 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Robert Novak

    Matthew is an exceptionally intelligent, competent and approachable attorney. Each time I have encountered him at various lawyer conferences and in court, he has always been very knowledgeable and well prepared. Matthew has earned the trust necessary to be an effective lawyer, and I recommend him to anyone.


    Robert Novak Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin F. Alexander

    Matthew Swenson is a great lawyer and I strongly endorse him. He is very meticulous about detail and handles each matter with the same amount of importance and commitment. I have worked with Matthew on several matters and besides his high level of professionalism, he was always a pleasure to deal with.


    Kevin Alexander Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

715 Lake Street
Suite 420
Oak Park, IL, 60301


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateEmerson Law Firm, LLC2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesVolunteer attorney2011 - Present
Association of Foreclosure Defense AttorneysMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Private foreclosure and short sale clientForeclosure case was dismissed, and client retained a large part of the cash for keys.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oak Park Library ConferenceLoss Mitigation Options for Underwater Condominiums2012