Matthew Hiltibran

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor

Specialty Area: ChildLaw (Online)



Matthew Hiltibran is an attorney who has worked with children and families in both legal and non-legal settings. He is an Assistant Cook County Public Defender in the Child Protection Division where he represents parents in child welfare cases. Currently he is the lead Assistant Public Defender assigned to Early Childhood Court, a pilot project in Cook County focused on improving outcomes for some of the youngest children in the child welfare system. Previously he worked at LAF in Chicago, where he represented youth in care in special education and school discipline cases, and also managed the Juvenile Expungement Help Desk at Cook County Juvenile Court. Before law school, Matt worked as a foster care case manager in Chicago, IL. 

Matt graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was senior editor of the Penn Law Journal of Law and Social Change.