Attorney Matthew L. Hess Joins The Personal Injury Law Firm Of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.

The law firm of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd., announces the addition of a new Associate Attorney to the firm, Matthew L. Hess.

Online PR News – 14-April-2015 – Arlington Heights, IL – The law firm of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd., announces the addition of a new Associate Attorney to the firm, Matthew L. Hess. Hess graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL, in May of 2014 and passed the Illinois Bar Exam in July of 2014. Hess obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University Chicago and is a long-time resident of the Northwest Suburbs.

Attorney Hess brings with him to the firm over seven years of combined law firm and insurance industry experience. He most recently served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Sandra Tristano of Cook County's Third Municipal District, in addition to clerking at the Alleman Law Finn, P.C. while in law school.

While earning his law degree at Southern Illinois University School of Law, Hess earned two "Cali" awards for obtaining the highest grades in both Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Hess also received the Pro Bono Legal Participation Award for being very active in service roles. He served as the Vice President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Vice President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and as the Student Representative of the Youth Leadership Division of the II 1inois State Bar Association.

As a member of the Moot Court Mock Trial Team, Hess participated in seven mock trials including winning First Place at the 2013 Sacramento Interstate Mock Trial Competition and Third Place at the 2014 University of Missouri-Kansas City Invitational.

With the addition of a third attorney R.F. Wittmeyer Ltd. is positioning itself to best serve the personal injury legal needs of its clients well into the future.

In 2013, Hess served as a 711 Licensed Intern at the Southern Illinois Juvenile Justice Clinic in Carbondale, IL. As an Intern, Hess represented juvenile clients in hearings for shelter care, adjudication, disposition, permanency, and termination of parental rights.

Hess was also a writer for the Electronic Discovery Database of the Sedona Conference based in Phoenix, AZ, and is the author of "To 'Friend' Or Not to 'Friend?': Ethical Considerations Regarding Social Media and How to Comply With the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in E-discovery."

His experience in the insurance industry includes working as a Senior Field Claims Representative for Farmers Insurance Group in Aurora, IL, from 2008 to 2011. During this time, he received the Farmers Insurance Superior Service Award in both 2010 and 2011 for excellence in his field.

Hess is a member of the following organizations: Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Phi Alpha Delta, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, American Psychological Association, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

"Matthew Hess is a bright, trustworthy, hard-working young man. Matt has an excellent education as well as valuable practical experience having worked as an insurance claims representative for over three years. Matt has excelled everywhere he has studied or worked. We welcome Matt as the newest member of our team, and I look forward to his helping us continue to improve and expand our law firm," said Attorney Ron Wittmeyer, personal injury attorney and founding attorney of the firm.

With the addition of a third attorney, R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd., is positioning itself to best serve the personal injury legal needs of its clients well into the future.

Recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, the law firm of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd., has been successfully serving its clients in the area of personal injury law in the suburbs of Chicago and Illinois for over three decades. The three attorneys and five staff members of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd., are a dedicated team, providing a high level of personal service and prosecuting each client's case to the fullest extent of the law. The firm's office is located in Arlington Heights, IL. Attorney Wittmeyer is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also the President-elect 2014-2015 of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community by inspiring excellence in the practice of law.

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