Matthew Hess

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Hess Law Firm, LLC
Matthew Hess
Hess Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2003

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019

Hess Law Firm, LLC

3601 W Algonquin Rd
Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Visit website


Matthew Hess, the founder and principal attorney at Hess Law Firm, LLC, brings over two decades of legal knowledge to his practice. His focus encompasses probate, estate and trust litigation, estate planning and corporate law, catering to clients in the Chicagoland area.

Mr. Hess initiated his legal career by passionately representing injured patients and their families in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. He later shifted his focus to defend medical providers, including doctors and hospitals, working closely with their insurance companies in similar cases. His legal experience also extends to defamation litigation and successfully handling numerous medical malpractice cases that resulted in favorable jury verdicts at trial.

After dedicating thirteen years to litigating these emotionally charged cases, Mr. Hess recognized the need for a change. Witnessing the profound impact of medical and nursing home negligence on families, both emotionally and financially, he resolved to redirect his legal skills toward helping individuals, families, and small businesses plan for the future. He understood the importance of offering aggressive yet compassionate representation to individuals facing disputes following the loss of a loved one.

Mr. Hess's educational journey includes obtaining his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000, where he double majored in political science and finance. He furthered his legal education by earning his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2003.

A resident of Plainfield, Illinois, Mr. Hess holds licenses to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is an active member of various legal associations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been peer-reviewed through Martindale-Hubbell with a 4.4/5 score based on his vast legal acumen and he holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo.

Practice areas

Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Estate Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 50% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 40% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2003, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Active Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Active Member
  • Will County Bar Association, Active Member
  • American Bar Association, Active Member
Educational Background:
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Majors: Political Science and Finance, 2000

Office location for Matthew Hess

3601 W Algonquin Rd
Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Phone: 847-464-9236


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019

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