Laurence J. Bolon, Esq.
Laurence is a trial and appellate lawyer who has tried hundreds of cases in trial courts of Illinois and handled dozens of cases on appeal in both state and federal courts. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and his J. D. from the John Marshall Law School. He spent eight years in the Cook County States Attorney’s Office including over four years prosecuting major crimes in their felony trial division; he was a supervisor of the felony trial division and was Chief of the Criminal Appeals Division for three years. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. He has been chairman of the Civil Practice and Continuing Legal Education committees of the Chicago Bar Association. He has drafted legislation, court rules and published numerous legal articles. He has taught appellate advocacy and lectured on trial matters. He has had the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell (a nationwide attorney rating service) for 26 years. He is a Chicago Magazine Superlawyer (a peer-review attorney rating service of Thomson Reuters) in family law and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer of The National Trial Lawyers.
Matthew R. Bolon, Esq..
Matthew is a trial and appellate lawyer who has handled dozens of cases in state and federal court. He earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law as well a M.A. in English and a B.A. in English from Tulane University. Matthew spent one-and-a-half years as a law clerk in the Felony Trial and Juvenile Justice divisions of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, including ten months utilizing his Rule 711 temporary law license trying major felony cases. Since entering private practice Matthew has tried cases and argued at hearings in the criminal, domestic relations, chancery, civil, parentage, and domestic violence courts. Additionally, Matthew has drafted appeals at both the state and federal level, negotiated and drafted settlement agreements, and drafted contracts and other legal documents for clients. During law school, Matthew was a Dean’s Award Scholarship Recipient, made the Dean’s List, and earned the Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the Chicago-Kent Certificate of Service, the CALI Award for Excellence in Public Interest Law, and a Certificate in Public Interest Law. Matthew has had a passion for helping people in all walks of life since prior to entering the legal profession. Before law school, Matthew taught undergraduate courses at DePaul as an adjunct professor in the Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse and English Departments. .