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About me

I am committed to helping my client's achieve the best possible results in their personal circumstances. I educate clients on the different approaches available to best meet their unique needs, and help clients understand the benefits, risks, and costs of different divorce approaches and how their family challenges may be resolved and what each path may look like for them.


Many of my clients prefer to stay out of court, and I believe that the collaborative process is a good alternative to the traditional divorce process.  Applying my litigation experience, supported by on-going education, I see a consistent pattern: a less painful settlement process truly helps clients move forward to where they want to be and not to an arrangement imposed upon them by an impartial judge.


Languages spoken: Polish

Practice areas


  1. Prenuptials: 20%
    13 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    13 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    13 years
  4. Family: 20%
    13 years
  5. Child Support: 20%
    13 years



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lyn C. Conniff

    Eva Matela is an outstanding family law attorney. I have worked with Eva on several Collaborative divorces and she always maintains a very professional demeanor, while diligently and assertively representing her client's interests in a manner that preserves the relationship between the couple. Eva is substantively extremely knowledgeable, and her ability to solve problems creatively and cooperatively are an asset to her client and the Collaborative process.


    Lyn Conniff Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Matela. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up a great work!


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C.

155 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 715
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200105/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
40 Under Forty to Watch (2015)Law Bulletin Publishing Company2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law Attorney/Founding Partner at Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C.Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C.2015 - Present
Family Law Partner & Collaborative Law FellowBeermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove, LLP2013 - 2015
Family Law Attorney/PartnerKamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, LLC2004 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisBoard Member2014 - Present
Between FriendsN/A2005 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of West FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1997