Matthew Lee joined Meyer Capel in March of 2014 to become a part of the firm’s litigation services practice group.
Matthew earned his law degree in 2003 from the University of Illinois, where he also received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Political Science and Speech Communication in 2000. Immediately after graduating from law school in June of 2003, Matthew became a prosecutor with the McLean County State’s Attorney in Bloomington, Illinois, where he honed his skills as a litigator for over ten and a half years.
During his tenure as a prosecutor Matthew established himself as an excellent trial attorney. While representing the people of the State of Illinois, Matthew successfully prosecuted defendants at trial for crimes ranging from petty and traffic offenses to first degree murder and charges of the most serious magnitude. Now as a criminal defense attorney, Matthew utilizes his experience to zealously advocate for his clients in all manner of charges and in jurisdictions across central Illinois.
Outside of the office Matthew enjoys serving the community and is on the board of directors with Family Service of Champaign County, which is the oldest private social service agency in the area. Matthew also serves in the music ministry at his church and leads an outreach group for international students at the U of I. He and his wife Jennifer have two sons, and they reside in Champaign.