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Matthew L. Williams
Attorney Matthew L. Williams

Matthew L. Williams concentrates his practice of law in the areas of medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, automobile accidents and premises liability. He joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in 2003 and was named partner in 2009.

Mr. Williams has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2018. He has also been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2015 from a survey of his legal peers, a distinction given to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. Mr. Williams has been named to Super Lawyers’ list of top personal injury attorneys in the state every year since 2016, and in 2019 and 2020, he was listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois. In 2013, he was named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Under Forty” attorney list, recognizing the top up and coming lawyers in Illinois.

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“Mr. Williams was excellent. He thoroughly researched my case and explained everything to me step by step. As I did not know what to expect, he made me feel comfortable by answering all my questions and guiding me through the legal process. My case proceeded quickly and the decision was favorable. I learned a lot about our justice system and, thanks to Mr. Williams, everything turned our very well.”

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Mr. Williams has obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his catastrophically injured clients, including a $14.85 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was left permanently blind after being prematurely discharged from the ER on multiple occasions. In addition, he obtained an $18.5 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered serious brain injury due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis.

Mr. Williams is a member of many local and national bar associations, including Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Williams has extensive experience and success litigating cases throughout Illinois and has argued a case before the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Mr. Williams gives back to the community through his work on the board of directors for three local charity organizations, including Raising a Reader, GLASA, and the Michael Matters Foundation. Additionally, he has been a speaker at Kellogg’s School of Management’s MBA Business Law class and at Notre Dame Law School’s Personal Injury Litigation class.

Education
  • J.D., DePaul University Law School (1998)
  • B.A., University of Illinois (1995)
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois Bar (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1998)

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