Hess Injury Law Firm – About Us

The story of our law firm is inseparable from that of its founder, Matt Hess.

Matt Hess has handled thousands of insurance claims and hundreds of lawsuits over the past sixteen years. Before becoming an attorney, he worked for one of the nation’s largest multi-line insurance carriers, where he learned how poorly insurance companies treat the victims of their insured’s negligence. He also learned how to beat them at their own game.

Matt has won numerous awards and accolades for trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution and is a 2017-2023 “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” as awarded by Super Lawyers magazine.

He firmly believes that being an attorney is a privilege that comes with great responsibility, which is why he has provided countless hours of free (pro-bono) legal service through the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and served as the Pro-Bono Committee Chairman for over four years.

Matt is a resident of Hoffman Estates and has lived there for over 41 years. He is often at Fabbrini Park with his wife and daughters.

Our Philosophy

As a firm, we believe in treating our clients the way that we would want to be treated. We understand that being injured in an accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Our goal is to relieve the burden on our clients so that they can focus on what’s important – their health and recovery.

We also believe that every case is unique and deserves to be treated as such. We take the time to get to know each of our clients and their individual needs to tailor our representation accordingly.

Our Track Record

We are proud to have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years. While we cannot guarantee a specific outcome for any particular case, we can promise that we will fight tirelessly on our clients’ behalf to get them the compensation they deserve.

Client testimonials and case verdicts speak for themselves. We invite you to read what our past clients have said about us and look at some of our recent case results.

Local Experience Means Optimal Results

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Insurance companies have attorneys and adjusters working in their local Illinois offices who know the local landscape, the local players, and, most importantly – the local jury pool. This is why it’s so important to have an attorney who is just as familiar with the area.

As a lifelong resident of the Northwest suburbs, Matt Hess knows the local landscape and has the connections necessary to level the playing field against the big insurance companies.

Our accident and personal injury law services are available throughout Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Fox River Grove, Gilberts, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Marengo, McHenry, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, South Barrington, South Elgin, Streamwood, Union, West Dundee and Woodstock, Illinois. 

Our Core Values



We believe in always doing the right thing, even when it’s not an easy thing. We will never sacrifice any of our client's best interests for our own.



We understand that being injured in an accident can be a traumatic experience. We will treat our clients with compassion and understanding throughout the entire process.



We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation possible. We will never stop fighting for our clients until they get the outcome they deserve.

Our Promise to You

We understand that being injured in an accident is a stressful and overwhelming experience. Our goal is to take the burden off of our clients so that they can focus on what’s important – their health and recovery.

You can expect us to:

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We would be honored to help you through this difficult time.