Matt Stanton is a practicing attorney and law professor who has dedicated his life to protecting and helping others. He was among the first of his generation to graduate college and did so he did while raising his five children, some with special needs, as a single parent. In addition to being a trial attorney, he has been an educator in the Lake County schools and is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Matt is committed to volunteering and has worked for various groups serving Lake County for the past 30 years including disabled sports, media education and food bank relief work.
“The primary duty of a lawyer engaged in public prosecution is not to convict, but to see that justice is done.” These words are from the old Canon of Ethics of the American Bar Association and I believe in them. I have never felt that defense attorneys should have a monopoly on concern for innocence, fairness and justice. I promise to work with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and the local judiciary to make our county a leader in common sense reform.
Matt Stanton volunteers at the Gurnee Day Parade