Jordan Matyas

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Phone: 312 968 9600

Attorney Jordan Matyas founded the law firm 1818 to provide legal counsel and government relations services to individuals and businesses. Jordan's choice for the firm name pays homage to the state where he was born, grew up, and has lived most of his life. 1818 is significant as the year that the great State of Illinois was admitted to the Union.

One of Jordan's greatest strengths is his in-depth knowledge and understanding of government operations and procedures. For those who are unfamiliar with government and administrative processes and customs, navigating through the government framework can be daunting, confusing, and at times even frustrating. Regardless of what type of matter a client brings to Jordan, he always ensures that the client fully understands the process, issues, and politics that are involved. Then, he takes the client step-by-step through the necessary processes leading to resolution.

Jordan's keen insight into business operations benefits clients who need assistance with both routine and complex matters. Whether a client requires help resolving a dispute or developing a solution to a particular business or legal issue, Jordan dedicates himself to finding the best possible resolution, while being mindful of the client's overall goals and interests.

Jordan is a registered State and City lobbyist and helps clients with government relations goals, legislative and policy concerns, and other public affairs opportunities. Jordan also works with clients who have existing government contracts or who are looking to learn about the government procurement process.

As a lobbyist and lawyer, Jordan is uniquely qualified to help clients that have administrative law matters. He assists clients with regulatory issues, enforcement actions, investigations, and other administrative law concerns arising in both state and local agencies.

Many clients retain Jordan because of his previous work and knowledge with financial and professional licensing at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. While some IDFPR matters are relatively routine, others have the potential to significantly impact a client's life and livelihood.

All aspects of Jordan's practice at 1818 capitalize on his more than twenty years of professional experience in and around government. His tenure as Chief of Staff at the Regional Transportation Authority, his role as Illinois State Director and Legislative Consultant for the Humane Society of the United States, and his experience as Supervisor and Counsel for the Division of Financial Institutions and Supervisor of the Consumer Credit Section at IDFPR all contribute to the knowledge and skill that Jordan now draws on to serve his clients.

Jordan's broad experience also includes time working in the state legislature and City of Chicago Law Department, as well as at private law firms and as a clerk in the Cook County Circuit Court. Jordan also spent a few years working in the White House during the Clinton Administration and as Press Office Manager in the Office of the Vice President Al Gore.

Jordan, his wife Tiffany Madigan, and their two children reside in Lincoln Park with their English Bulldog Earl. When Jordan's not working, he spends time with his family doing things they all love, like cheering on both the Cubs and Sox. Jordan is an avid collector of cufflinks and has a love-hate relationship with his banjo.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial and Professional Licensing (IDFPR)
  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Litigation


  • The John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctor, 2004
  • The George Washington University
    Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, 2001

Bar Admission

  • Illinois Supreme Court

Professional Registration

  • Registered State and City lobbyist

Board Memberships

  • Illinois English Bulldog Rescue
    Founder and Co-Director
  • Old Town Triangle Association
    Board Member

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