After graduating from Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe Illinois, I enlisted in the United States Navy where I spent the next four years serving my country at home and overseas. I was stationed at many places throughout the country including Illinois, California and Texas. I served overseas for over two years at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I still value and use the many skills I learned in the military such as discipline, hard-work, integrity, toughness, and persistence. When my enlistment was up, I came back to Illinois and attended Illinois State University. I pursued a degree in Political Science, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude. While a student at Illinois State University, I became a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and President of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society). After graduating from Illinois State University, I enrolled in law school at Northern Illinois College of Law where I was on the Dean’s list for four semesters. During law school I became fascinated with criminal law and the criminal justice system. During law school I worked as a student attorney at the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office and completed my first jury trial while still in law school. After returning to law school I then became a student attorney at the Northern Illinois College of Law Criminal defense Clinic; defending indigent clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. After graduating from law school and passing the Illinois Bar Examination, I accepted a position as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Peoria County, where I was in court everyday of the week trying cases. While at the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office, I received rapid promotion, being promoted from traffic to misdemeanor prosecutor after only three months when the normal promotion time is nine months to a year. While an Assistant State’s Attorney, I gained a lot of experience in the courtroom, often trying a trial every week which enhanced my trial skills. In April 2008, I opened my own law practice. Criminal, Traffic, and DUI defense continue to be my areas of concentration. I enjoy the work and derive a great deal of satisfaction utilizing my knowledge and skills fighting to achieve the best results for my clients and protecting their constitutional rights. I very quickly realized that not only was there a need for skilled, compassionate and individualized representation in the area of criminal law, but the same need existed in the areas of divorce and child custody. I have found that having experienced the divorce and child custody process personally has given me insight into the emotional pressures that my clients are facing and has uniquely equiped me to communicate the divorce and custody process effectively and relate to what my clients are experiencing.
Effective, direct, and ethical; Matt helped guide me successfully navigate through a very difficult situation. Best of all, I felt strongly that his focus was on what was best for the children involved. Confidently recommend his counsel to anyone with the need for family- or criminal-law services.
I used Matt for my divorce and custody battle last year. After being served with an order or protection, I lost all legal rights to my children. I was unable to contact my kids in any way for over 6 weeks. Through his knowledge and experience, he was able to guide me through this process. Throughout the whole ordeal, everything went as he predicted. It was quite obvious that he knew the situations and outcomes to every circumstance that was brought up. My case was not a pretty one. I had to deal with a court system that allows perjury and that is extremely sexist. Matt understood that. The case was long, nasty, and expensive. Matt did everything he could to make sure that his services were as cost effective as possible. I greatly appreciated that. After dealing with several other attorneys I realize how cheap Matt has made this process. Looking back, I don't think Matt wasted any time or effort in order to drive up his fees. I also appreciated his response time. Matt almost always returns calls or answers emails in the same day. It was very easy to communicate clearly and effectively with him. To sum up my situation and experience. I was labeled an abusive father and husband in the eyes of the court. My order of protection was dropped without a trial. We were assigned a G.A.L. (a neutral attorney for the children). After proving all the allegations were nothing more than lies and manipulations, I was awarded 50/50 custody of my children again. The divorce was finalized without a trial saving me a ton of money. I highly recommend Matt.
Unfortunately ive had to use Miller law office twice now. If anyone is looking for a good lawyer they can trust, Matthew Miller is the best around. Both times ive had to use him he got everything dropped. I didnt have to do anything, he took care of everything! I would definitely hire him any time i have to and will recommend him to everyone that needs a lawyer!
If you're looking for an amazing attorney, I couldn't recommend anyone MORE highly than Matt Miller!! He remembered my husband from a traffic case OVER three years ago, kept me updated throughout my entire case and got a misdemeanor down to a petty offense with just a $200 fine..... Not only is Matt a beast in the courtroom, he's also a genuinely nice guy! Thanks Matt for all your help!!
If anyone is looking for an attorney, I HIGHLY suggest Matt Miller at Miller Law Offices! I have had my fair share of instances where I've needed to use an attorney. He is by far the most helpful, kind, and hard working attorney! He certainly knows how to get things done. I cannot thank you enough, Matt! You're the best!
Very professional and honest
Matt is very experienced in criminal law and knows how to get you the best possible deal if not get your case thrown out. He also handled my divorce and was very empathetic to my situation. His fees are fair and he is upfront and honest throughout each case. I would recommend him every time.
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