Matt did a great job of setting and explaining expectations for me and then following through on them and being available when I reached out to him. I hope I don't need his services in the future, but if I do, I'll contact him and recommend Matt to others.
Only word to describe my Experience is: PERFECT. Very informative from initial contact until outcome of court date. Very efficient and gets the exact results he says he will. Very confident in Matt's abilities and respect all his hard work. Thank you for being a man of your word.
One of the best attorneys around. Matt Fakhoury gets the job done!!! I was able to get my records sealed because of him. I highly recommend him.
Excellent Attorney - Professional, Carrying and Honest. I live out of state and found Matt online after researching several expungement attorneys in the Chicago area. Matt returned my phone call the same day and took his time to explain the process and costs involved in expunging my record. From the moment I hired Matt, he was available to answer my questions and promptly addressed all of my concerns. Matt kept me updated every step of the way, both via email and phone, and when the district attorney requested in person hearing Matt didn't charge me extra for appearing in court. I highly recommend Matt to anyone who’s looking to seal or expunge his criminal record. He’s not only an expert in his field and reliable as an attorney but also respectful and honest as a person.
You were amazing! I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and prompt attention to my case.
I would recommend you to anyone.
I just was able to get three criminal cases expunged from my record. I can finally move on from some mistakes I made as a youth. Matt made this process extremely easy and pleasant. He is very professional, and knowledgeable. Most of all he made himself very accessible through every step of the expungement process. I even had cases that were not local and he was able to connect to lawyers that were in that county and handle those cases for me. I am extremely pleased with the services he provided and and would highly recommend him to anybody trying to clear their record.
I was arrested several times five years ago. Matt Fakhoury helped my seal my cases, and was reasonably priced. He sealed my burglary arrest, and my theft cases. Helping change my life.
I cannot compare Mr. Matt Fakhoury to other lawyers, as he is the first lawyer I worked with, but I know quality service when I see and experience it. I have never been in a situation in any degree such as the one a few months ago, but Matt was assuring, informative, trustworthy, meticulous, and patient with me during the process. I was going through a rough time coping with my situation, but each time I spoke with Matt via email or phone, he was very optimistic and reassuring which helped me sleep at night; it's great to see such an amazing personality and sincerity from someone of his stature. Mr. Fakhoury finished all the paperwork immediately and was very responsive with emails, phone calls, and last minute meetings. The outcome of my case (I was arrested and appointed a local ordinance ticket for solicitation) was dismissed yesterday and is in the process of being expunged even after pleading guilty the day of my arrest. Overall, Mr. Fakhoury is someone you want to have on your side when stepping into a courthouse. He is very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and strives for the best outcome for your case. Thank you again Matt for all that you have done and continue to do. Words will never express my gratitude for your work and patience with me.
I tried to expunge my records by utilizing a cheaper online service. Five months and a thousand dollars later they informed me that they couldn't expunge my records. I was extremely disappointed. But I decided to contact a local attorney. While researching for and attorney, I stumbled into Mr. Fakhoury's name (website) and I am so glad I did. He gathered all my information, called me right back, explained my options in details, he was very responsive to all my emails, I never felt as if I was bothering him and within a month he had both of my records expunged. He was polite and professional. I hope I would never need his services again but I will sure recommend anyone in need of these types of services to go to him. He means business, he is extraordinary at what he does, and the price was affordable.
-A very happy customer
At the first moment that I talked to Matt on the phone, I could tell he was a straight forward no BS kind of guy not willing to just tell you what you wanted to hear just to make a buck. He was/is very professional, and he was quick to answer any possible questions and status updates on my case via phone or email anytime day or night and even on weekends. He never became frustrated with me no matter questions or emails I sent. He handled my case even better and faster than I expected with great success. I couldn't recommend him more, it was a very pleasant experience through a stressful situation from start to finish.
Mr. Fakhoury did an exceptional overall job with handling my traffic case a few months ago. Matt was referred to me by a known personal injury attorney who stated Mr. Fakhoury was one of the best in the business. With what seemed to be an easy case to get dismissed, it was just the opposite. I had two traffic tickets which were pinned on me by an individual who blamed me for an accident. There was a mishap in the beginning of the hearing which lead to a quick judge trial after all other cases were done with. Matt was able to stay focused and I felt like he actually cared about the outcome, which ment a lot. After about a 45-1hr trial the case was dismissed and I was very pleased. The price I paid Matt is nothing compared to the work he accomplished in such little time. If I had to do it again I wouldn't want anyone else representing me when it comes to traffic court. The man is a genius. He puts his mouth where the money is.
-Traffic Case Client
Matt makes you feel comfortable from the beginning and not like some conniving lawyers, who look to take advantage of people's mistakes. He's a genuine individual who was looking out for my best interests from the beginning. He cut me break in his initial price based on my situation and what he knew he could do. I hired Matt in hopes that he would get my "driving while suspended" charge dismissed and he did just that. He was specific with what I needed to do on my end and what he would do on his end. He made no promises, but instead set realistic goals and possible outcomes. The kicker is I wasn't able to see Matt at work due to unforeseen circumstances that made me miss court. Even though I created a hurdle for my situation, Matt was able to come out of the situation unscathed. For that I'm thankful for Matt and Im happy that I was able to find him. Matt is a confident, intelligent, and charismatic individual. Mr. Fakhoury truly is one of one and I can't thank him enough for his service. I hope I never have to use a lawyer again, but I'll be sure to call Matt if a situation arises.
Couldn't be more thankful for the help that this great attorney offered! I almost had to face very serious consequences for what at the time was a simple and under informed mistake. Matt understood things from my perspective and knew how to make things right. I am now able to carry on with college and have no more worries of legal problems! 10/10 would recommend!!
I heard Matt's ad at the gym & decided to give him a try. Even though all the other lawyers I spoke with said I couldn't get my record sealed. Matt was super easy to work with & so worth it! Thanks to Matt I now have my record sealed & won't be stressed out trying to look for an apartment.
I don't give an A++++++++ rating very often, but Mr. Fakhoury certainly deserves it. He is professional, courteous and takes a genuine interest in his clients. I would never hesitate to refer or use Mr. Fakhoury in the future. Thank you, Mr. Fakhoury, for a job well done!
Matt could not have been more professional, and effective at expunging 2 events in my past. I cannot say enough good things about him. One of my expungements the state objected to. Matt explain the situation clearly and while I considered giving up, He reassured me of his intentions to succeed. I calmed down. As i waited for my hearing in the courtroom, He was upfront working his legal craft. 90 people were waiting for a hearing. I was called first. As I approached the bench to answer some potential difficult questions before the judge, Matt said to me quietly, the state has granted your expungement. The only thing the judge asked me was my name. Outside the courtroom he explained how he did it without even the required hearing. He quickly took advantage of the prosecutors missteps, along with his long term association with the courtroom. And I quote him " Like a good Lawyer should, I was prepared in every way, the prosecutors were not" Fantastic! Thank you so much Matt.
Working with Matt made a difficult situation go smoothly. He is outstanding in court and professional in his office and all other communications.
The bottom line when dealing with any business or professional is whether or not you would refer them to a loved one or close friend. In terms of my personal dealings with Matt Fakhoury as my attorney; that answer is a resounding yes. I chose Matt to represent me in a recent DUI case. I had a completely clean record and made a onetime mistake with my actions. However, I do need my car for my career and losing my license would put my livelihood at risk. Needless to say, I put all of my trust in Matt to defend me in this case. He was honest, direct, fast to respond and aggressive at settling things in a timely manner. Clearly Matt was quite experienced with handling issues like mine. Fortunately the outcome of my case well exceeded my expectations. I can't thank Matt enough for what he did. I have already given several people close to me Matt's contact information to save in their phones in case of an unfortunate incident. I can assure you that you will have no regrets by hiring Matt Fakhoury as your attorney.
If you want something done and done fast, I would recommend Matt. Other lawyers didn't follow up with phone calls and seem to be a great hassle to get a hold of. Matt was quick and professional and got it done right the first time.
-Criminal Defense Client
Mr. Fakhoury is an excellent communicator and is very straight forward. He gave me realistic expectations and followed through with everything he said he could do. He is very knowledgeable and consistent in his process. He made me feel comfortable and walked me through every step of the way.
-Criminal Defense Client
Matt Fakhoury demonstrated every aspect of legal representation/assistance that I could have asked for. He was extremely knowledgeable about the details pertaining to my case and also carries himself in an extremely professional way. He does his job in a manner that is comforting, without giving false hope, but still shows passionate confidence when appropriate. His rates were extremely reasonable and has given me reason to believe he is amongst the top criminal lawyers in the Chicagoland area.
Thank you! You were very professional and did what you promised. Matt did a great job for me. He kept me exceptions in line with what was doable and get me everything he promised me. I would recommend him 100%. Thanks again!
- Expungement client
I received very fast and efficient service from Mr. Fakhoury. He was very helpful throughout the entire process of resolving my legal issue and provided answers to my concerns very quickly. He is very knowledgeable about the expungement process in Illinois and was able to successfully obtain an expungement from the court within three months for me. He was very honest and straightforward with me about my case from the beginning. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs.
- Expungement client
I am very impressed with Matt and will recommend him to anyone I know! The whole process was amazing he explained everything and made it so easy for me . Thanks to Matt I have fresh start with a clean record.
I have a lot to deal with in my personal life, not including all the stress the case gave me. Yet, Matt assure me that he would do everything possible to win the case. Which he did, the entire duration of the case Matt would continuously support me and always helped me feel comfortable and secure about the case. After months of waiting and emotional turmoil, we stepped into the final court hearing. Matt was relentless and swift with his defense actions. I was so happy to have hired him and I will continue to hold on to his card for friends and family if ever needed. Thanks Matt
-Criminal Defense client
Matt did an amazing job on my matter. In addition to being highly knowledgeable, he has a great "bedside manner" and is always reachable -- even late evenings and weekends. In my experience, that combination of attributes is rare. He achieved a great result for me -- reducing the charge to reckless driving even with breath test results and admissions. I can't recommend him highly enough.
- DUI client
We had hired Matt for a serious matter for a family member. Since our first phone call, Matt was very thorough in explaining the charges and our options. When we met him person at his office he was extremely professional and understanding of the situation. He helped us guided through the system. He worked really hard to get us a very good outcome. Matt kept us posted through out the process. We are grateful for his services.
-Criminal Defense client
Matt was professional and understood the sensitivity of this situation and made sure I was comfortable, and understood the process. Matt had given me an estimated timetable of when this would be resolved and fortunately several weeks later it was over. I would definitely recommend Matt not only for his professionalism, and honesty, but for having the best rates also!
I was very happy with the work that was done by Mr. Fakhoury. He handled the case with professionalism and made me feel very comfortable with what was expected of me during the case and the court proceeding. Because I was very tense and curious about my case, he called me on many occasions to update me on where we are and stuff. Matt is very aggressive in the court room and he worked as a state prosecutor in the court. So, he knows in and outs very well.
Matt provided most competent and thorough legal representation-two qualities I wouldn't always associate with attorneys. He not only efficiently filed my cases but also regularly communicated with me through the process and was always very reachable when I had a question.
Would definitely recommend him to others needing his specific areas of expertise as he and his firm seem willing to go to any length to ensure the client is satisfied and the their cases are suitably resolved.
Thx, Matt. Most appreciated.
Overall a solid experience. Matt was professional, helpful, and covered all the bases.
Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Chicago area
Matt did an excellent job with my case. This was my first time needing a lawyer with the exception of getting off a traffic ticket, and I am new to the Chicago area. Matt came highly recommended by his peers (I had called a Cook County-only attorney and my case was in Lake County) and from the get-go he was very informative and kept me involved. He helped settle some of my nerves and got me the absolute best case scenario ruling. I couldn't have been happier and I felt that he went above and beyond what was necessary because he genuinely cared what happened to me. Definitely trust him and go with him if you need the best possible representation.
A lawyer with Knowledge, Heart & Integrity
Matt has played a large role in our life in the past year. We had a business issue with a customer that ended up in criminal courts in Illinois. This was our first time having any interaction with the law. Mortified, confused and financially strapped Matt held our hands, fought hard for us, and most of all believed in us. Above it all we could reach him and get a response at 4 am on a Sunday morning if needed. He also worked with us according to our financial constraints. You can certainly put your trust in him to get you through your legal battles. He knows the law, he will do what's right and he treats you like a human being!
-Criminal Defense Client
Matt defended me in a Domestic Battery case. From the beginning, he was honest, open and believed in my innocence and character. He was responsive and very connected in the Rolling Meadows court system. His demeanor was professional and thorough. The outcome was a dismissal and Matt will be handling the expungement from this point as I look forward to having my name and record completely cleared. I would highly recommend Matt as a superior defense attorney to anyone.
YOU ARE AWESOME! We are so thankful to God for showing our family the way toward you, Matt. HE knew we needed all that you are, to help our son. Thank you from the bottom of our Cajun hearts. We are happy! You made a huge difference in our family's life today. Go look in the mirror and hug yourself, from us.
"Excellent Attorney, Easy to Work With"
I hired Matt to expunge a retail theft and drivers license suspension misdemeanor off my record. I definitely waited to long to get this off my record thinking it will be a long and confusing process. But I am glad to have had Matt work on my case. He was very helpful and made the process feel like a breeze. He explained the process and made everything clear for me. It took exactly the 3 months time he said it would. I was so pleased to have received my petition for expungement approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you very much Matt.
I contacted Mr. Fakhoury after going to court with another lawyer on an aggravated speeding violation. He was kind, diligent and spoke in terms I could understand regarding my violation and its consequences. His professional manner in court helped me tremendously. Not only did he change my court date to benefit my holiday travel plans, he also managed to get my case reduced far beyond what I thought would be possible. He is respected and admired and I am so thankful for his services. Without his help, I would have been charged with serious penalties. If you are looking for someone who you know you can trust and rely on, Mr. Fakhoury is your go-to man. I am ever grateful for his talents for the law.
Mr. Fakhoury represented me on an alleged DV case. The case itself was bogus from the beginning. Even with false reports and lying on the stand Matt was still able to fight and get me a Not Guilt. Matt was extremely responsive regardless of the time of day. He kept me in the loop at all times and explained what was going on. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Lawyer.
I am very pleased with Mr. Fakhoury's work and the overall outcome. Not only was he able to expunge all the cases off my record but it was done in a very swift professional matter. Mr. Fakhoury is a person you can truly depend on. I would highly recommend Mr. Fakhoury to anyone who is looking to start fresh and put past mistakes behind them. In my case he exceeded my expectations.
I am very pleased with the service Mr. Fakhoury and his team provides. Quick, efficient and very knowledgeable as it should be. Would recommend Mr. Fakhoury to anyone who is looking for a quick successful outcome which he provides.
The representation and advice by Matt was exceptional, very professional. I was very satisfied with the outcome. It was even better than I expected. I highly recommend anyone who needs legal help to contact Mr. Fakhoury.
Thank you Matt - You saved my life and the life of my family. I was charged with my 2nd DUI in Chicago and Matt took the case to trial and won. I have my life and my license back!
The representation, advice, and guidance by Matt was exceptional. Very professional and cares for your best sake. I knew from the time I talked to him on the phone that he was the real deal and felt he was truly a great person. Helped ease my thoughts and feelings until my case was heard, and was satisfied with the outcome. It was even better than I expected. If you are ever in need of legal advice as everyone's case is different, you're best bet is to reach out to Matt and his team!
I live in Los Angeles so my looming court dates in Chicago presented practical and financial hardship. I interviewed a few attorneys by phone and Matt immediately stood out as the best. He did not disappoint. Working on a tight time schedule, Matt got my case dismissed without me ever having to step foot in the courtroom. He is knowledgeable, professional and well-connected. I highly recommend him.
Responsiveness is the most important attribute a lawyer can display to a client. Matt was responsive and kept me posted on relevant changes to my case.
I strongly recommend Mr. Matt Fakhoury. He is an outstanding lawyer, as responsive and professional as they come. With out a doubt, if not for him I would be in a nightmare situation. Thanks to Matt Fakhoury, that potential nightmare, is simply just a life lesson.
- DUI client
I hired Matt after getting into some serious trouble. I work in a accounting firm and was arrested of possession of controlled substance (approx 2.7 gr) which is a Class 4 felony. Having a clean background , and a good job this was a serious charge. I called Matt, and he explained what he would try to do, given my background. When court came around, I could over hear states attorney say she didn't want to offer drug class, but proceed. Matt talked to the supervising states attorney, and got me drug class. This is 2 hours a day , for four Saturdays, then the case is dismissed . After that I can expunge my record. I shouldn't of even qualified for this, but Matt got me into this program, and literally got my life back. As a former states attorney he has great knowledge of the system, is very responsive, and really works with you. This was the first (and will be the last) I need to hire an attorney for criminal offense, but I would definitely recommend him.
- Criminal Defense client
I would first off like to give all my thanks to Mr. Fakhoury. I have dealt with a couple of lawyers in my past and I absolutely did not get the kind of help that I received from Mr. Fakhoury. Throughout my expungement process i was frequently updated on the status of my expungement and always informed on what was going on. At a time where I should have been stressing out I felt calm, and also confident in Mr. Fakhoury. Mr. Fakoury expunged not one but four of my cases in a timely manner. I can honestly say I had an enjoyable experience throughout this process, and I highly recommend anyone who needs legal help to contact Mr. Fakhoury. Thank you again for helping me get a second chance to better my future!
The only mistake I made with my case was not hiring Matt from the beginning! With a history as an ex-prosecutor for Cook County, as well as a highly esteemed Professor at DePaul University his knowledge in the field of Law is immaculate. Matt is incredibly talented and an expert when it comes to the Art of Negotiation. I hired Matt 1 year ago Jan 25, 2012. I was charged with possession, transportation, and intent to distribute schedule 1 & 2 narcotics/stimulants. Which came out to about 3+ Class X felonies. As you can see, I was looking at some serious jail time, at least 7 years. Matt was committed to my case, professional at all times and connected with all the right people. He handled my case with the utmost integrity.
I received 2 years of probation (expungable), which is practically a miracle in many cases like mine!
If you have a serious criminal case, look no further.
- Criminal Defense client
I hired him two days ago and he got my case dismissed today. My case was no walk in the park. Fast, efficient, and to the point.
I called Matt on Saturday night expecting to get his office voicemail. Instead it was his work cell and he answered on the second ring. I asked about expungement of a juvenile record and he took my name and number, promising to call me Monday. He called me Monday afternoon with all the answers to my questions! Free consultation and everything. He was nice and easy to talk to- I trust him completely with my information. I highly recommend him to anyone that asks me for a lawyer!
Matt Fakhoury is a great attorney. Very knowledgeable, great office and staff as well. Got my case dismissed -- what a relief. Would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
- Criminal Defense client