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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you, the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. Further, it is my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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Matthew Brodersen Joins McHenry County as Assistant State's Attorney in Criminal Division

Post Date:03/19/2019 11:23 AM


 March 18, 2019



Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Matthew T. Brodersen has joined the Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Criminal Division.

Matthew earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy cum laude from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Mr. Brodersen worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office in the Criminal Appeals and Felony Trial Division as a 711 Law Clerk from 2011 to 2013 and then as an Assistant State’s Attorney, first in the Child Support Division and then Misdemeanors from 2013 to 2015. From October 2015 through last week, he was employed at Cohen, Donahue and Walsh in Elgin, Illinois.

We look forward to working with Mr. Brodersen as he helps further our mission of doing justice on behalf of the residents of McHenry County.    


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