“Experience you need. Results you want.” – Matthew J. Byrne

Matthew Byrne is a partner with Odelson, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Ltd. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics. He received his law degree from John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of the John Marshall Law Review. Prior to coming to our firm, Matthew served as a judicial clerk in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Matt focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law and real estate. He has served as general counsel for various municipalities, park districts, school districts and library districts. He counsels our municipal clients on a variety of matters such as land use and zoning, economic development, intergovernmental agreements, annexation and contracts as well as the drafting of resolutions, ordinances, agreements and policies. Matt has extensive experience with drafting and negotiating real estate purchase and sale agreements and has completed hundreds of residential and commercial real estate closings. 

Matt has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. He regularly handles property maintenance issues including demolition complaints, property abandonment complaints, eminent domain, lien foreclosure and property tax matters.  He has represented municipalities and private defendants in civil rights, due process, adverse employment, and personal injury actions.

Matt has been awarded the honor of being a member of the Law Bulletin’s Forty Illinois Attorneys under 40 to Watch, Class of 2017. He was one of 40 attorneys selected out of over 1,500 nominees.

Matt and his wife, Katie Regan, have 4 children.