About Matthew Haiduk
Haiduk has been dedicated to criminal defense work dating back to his studies at DePaul University. Even before entering his third year, Haiduk helped people with appeals through the Office of the State Appellate Defender. After graduation Haiduk went to work at the McHenry County Public Defender’s Office, where he would often defend more clients in a month than most attorneys do in a year. He started in juvenile court before working his way up to doing jury trials on DUI and criminal cases, and ultimately becoming a supervisor.
After perfecting his craft at the Public Defender’s office, Haiduk went into private practice and started his own firm. Matthew J. Haiduk concentrates his practice in criminal, traffic and DUI
When a decade is more than a decade
In the early-to-mid 2000’s, internet and commerce law were blowing up. Many lawyers were seeking those clients. Haiduk practiced criminal and DUI law. Then, real estate took off. Lawyers followed suit, and chased the real estate dollars. Haiduk practiced criminal and DUI law. Now foreclosure is a hot area for many lawyers. Guess what? Haiduk is still doing criminal law.
To paraphrase a great baseball commentator, “Don’t tell me what you practice, tell me how long you have been concentrating on it.” Haiduk has been concentrating on criminal law since day one, not chasing the hottest legal trends.
So, how good is your lawyer at real estate closings or foreclosure? When he was trying to land those clients, Haiduk was helping people like you. Tomorrow, when some other fad has caught the attention of the legal profession, Haiduk will be right here. Working for people like you.
DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2000
Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1996
Matt lives in the suburbs- conveniently located to help people with cases in McHenry and Kane counties. His practice consists of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. Matthew Haiduk has no professional interest other than helping people accused of breaking the law.
When not in court or fighting for his clients, Matt spends time fishing, watching and playing sports, racing bicycles, and trying to get so far back into the wilderness that no human could find him. On his bike he was the 2011 ABR 30+ State Criterium Champion. He considers his ability to dunk a basketball to be among his greatest non-legal achievements. He has a dog named “Bacon” and a girlfriend who wishes his dog was not named “Bacon.”
Courtroom bullies are everywhere. Prosecutors who try to get you to plea guilty to something you did not do. Police officers who will not remember the most important details when they testify. Even worse- defense lawyers who are scared to take a case to trial.
Matt believes in simple rules. “Never avoid a trial because of a bully” is the most important rule. A veteran of DUI, felony and misdemeanor trials, Haiduk has won jury and bench trials. Holding hundreds, possibly thousands, of contested hearings and trials in his career, Haiduk is always prepared to handle anything a courtroom bully might try.
A sampling of Matthew J. Haiduk’s current or former DUI and criminal clients include:
- Other DUI Attorneys
- Police Officer
- Factory workers
- Thousands of regular people
Word From The Lawyer
Thanks for researching my qualifications and accomplishments. Since law school I have been driven to represent people accused of breaking the law. I spent a lot of time at DePaul as the one guy trying convince the rest of the class that “things may not really be” what they all thought. I am happy to now be able to use those persuasive skills with judges, prosecutors and jurors.
Hiring a lawyer is not like buying a car… we are not all the same.
I appreciate the fact that you are looking around at lawyers. You should. After all, this is your life and you do not want to put that in the hands of somebody you do not trust.
So, take a look around and then give me a call. I offer free consultations. There is no risk, and I will not ask you to bring any money to come talk to me. I also offer payment plans and accept credit cards to make things a little easier for you.
Matthew J. Haiduk, Attorney at Law.