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Matthew J. Cate - Springfield, IL

831 E. Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701

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Updated: 11/15/2021

Springfield Estate Planning Lawyer


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...

About Matthew J. Cate

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Probate
  • Structured Settlement Transfers

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

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

Other Affiliations

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


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Journal of Legal Medicine, Articles Editor, 1997 - 2000
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

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

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Office Information


831 E. Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701


  • 217-544-5225

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