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Matthew L. Williams

Meet Matthew

Matthew L. Williams was named the Managing Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Lake County office in 2015. Mr. Williams concentrates his practice of law in the areas of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, construction negligence, premises liability and product liability. He joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard in 2003 and was named partner in 2009. In 2016, Mr. Williams 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 was named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 2013 “40 Under Forty” attorney list, recognizing the top up and coming lawyers in Illinois. In 2018, he was recognized in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation. In 2015, he was named a Leading Lawyer from a survey of his legal peers, a distinction given to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. In 2016 and 2017, Super Lawyers added Mr. Williams’ name to the list of top personal injury attorneys in the state.

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.

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.


  • J.D., DePaul University Law School (1998)
  • B.A., University of Illinois (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Bar (1998)