Matthew J. Cate

Matthew J. Cate

Partner
Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Phone:
217-953-4979
Fax:
217-544-5225

Matthew J. Cate joined Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate in 2001 after having clerked at the Fourth District Appellate Court, based in Springfield.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2000.  Matthew became a partner with the firm in 2007.  He concentrates his practice in estate planning, real estate, structured settlement payment rights and transfers, bankruptcy and creditors rights, and family law.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Sangamon County Bar Association, and is a past President of the Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council.  He is also frequently appointed as a guardian ad litem by the court in necessary matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Family

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Review: Journal of Legal Medicine, Articles Editor, 1999 - 2000
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Sangamon County Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council, Past President, 2001 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fourth District Appellate Court, Law Clerk, 2000 - 2001