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Matthew M. Fakhoury

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Skokie, IL

The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
10024 Skokie Blvd. #210
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-920-7199
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
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Matthew Fakhoury is a criminal defense attorney based in Skokie, Illinois. The founder of the Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC, Mr. Fakhoury is a former prosecutor who now focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense law, representing clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area with offices in Chicago, Skokie and Rolling Meadows. XpungeChicago is a division of the firm that focuses on criminal record clearing, known as expungements, throughout Illinois. 

Mr. Fakhoury has over a decade of legal experience and handles all types of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters. These include assault, battery, burglary, disorderly conduct, drug crimes, DUI, expungement, gun charges, home invasions, juvenile crimes, property crimes, robbery, sentence violations, sex offenses, theft, traffic violations, violent crimes, warrants and white collar crimes.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Fakhoury has appeared on television programs for CNN, NBC and WGN to discuss legal issues. Additionally, he has been featured on radio programs and appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times. He has spoken on criminal defense topics at numerous events and continuing legal education seminars.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Fakhoury is an adjunct professor at DePaul University, where he teaches in the sociology department. He is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association

Mr. Fakhoury earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and received his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. He acquired his initial legal experience during law school by clerking for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. He holds a license to practice law before all Illinois state courts.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Matthew M. Fakhoury

First Admitted: 2005, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois – Corresponding Secretary 2005 – Present 
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association – Member – 2006 – Present
  • Chicago Bar Association – Member – 2006 – Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association – Member – 2005 – Present
  • Illinois Bar November, 2005
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois January, 2006
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association: Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee 


  • Academic Excellence Award: Criminal Procedure – Saint Louis University School of Law – 2005
  • Academic Excellence Award: Secured Transactions – Saint Louis University School of Law – 2004
  • Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Trial Advocacy Competition Judge - John Marshall Law School 2007
  • Hate Crimes Panel – DePaul University, 2007 – 2011
  • Cannabis Law Panel – John Marshall Law School, 2020

Educational Background

  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance, Cum Laude, Dean’s List Honors 1998 – 2002, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Peer Mentor, June 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor at DePaul University: 1. Theories of Crime and Delinquency 2. Law and Society, Adjunct Professor - DePaul University, 2007
  • Hate Crimes Awareness Workshop – Hate Crimes – 2009
  • Hate Crimes Awareness Workshop – Hate Crimes – 2010
  • DePaul University – Law School Admission – 2011
  • Law School Admissions and Criminal Record Clearing – Criminal Record Clearing – 2012
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association – Expungement CLE – 2013
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association – Expungements & Sealings – 2014


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Office Location for Matthew M. Fakhoury

10024 Skokie Blvd. #210
Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 847-920-7199

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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