Matthew W. Moustis graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law and ranked third in his class. He was sworn into the Illinois Bar in November 2023 after scoring a 345 on the Illinois Bar Exam.
During his time at NIU Law, Matthew was a member of the NIU Law Review. In that role, he edited scholarly articles for publication, wrote an article that was published, and helped other students write and edit their own articles. He also worked for two years as a Graduate Assistant with NIU’s Office of the General Counsel. In that role, he provided research and writing assistance to NIU’s litigation attorneys on matters involving employment law, education law, and university policy.
Prior to law school, Matthew graduated Summa Cum Laude from Governors State University with a bachelors degree in political science. While at GSU, Matthew participated in a course on Illinois government which focused on the legislative process. That course culminated in a government-simulation at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield, where Matthew was awarded the Robert Spencer Outstanding Freshman Delegate Award for his efforts. Given his passion for law and government, this experience was especially meaningful to Matthew and was a highlight of his educational career.
Matthew is also a graduate of Joliet Junior College and Lincoln-Way North High-School. Prior to becoming an attorney, he held various positions in local government, including valuing residential property for tax-assessment purposes for the residents of Frankfort Township.
Matthew currently focuses his practice on municipal prosecution, where he prosecutes petty and misdemeanor traffic matters and ordinance violations for the Firm’s municipal clients. In addition, he and his co-workers represent the State of Illinois in appeals brought under the Pretrial Fairness Act.