Matthew is a proven advocate for his clients, and his practical and competitive nature has allowed him to achieve an unparalleled level of success in the courtroom, as well as positive outcomes for his clients at all stages before trial. Additionally, his creative and thoughtful approach to business and legal issues, coupled with his insurance, accounting, and construction background, allow him to serve as a trusted and effective adviser to his general representation clients.
As co-chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group, Matthew oversees a team providing comprehensive litigation and transactional services to his clients in the construction industry, commonly dealing with contract issues and disputes, construction defect claims, personal injury claims, and OSHA citations. As chair of the firm’s OSHA Practice Group, he oversees a team ensuring that clients in all industries are in compliance with applicable safety and health regulations. When compliance issues arise, he represents clients at all stages, from the initiation of an OSHA inspection through the litigation of any citations issued.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Construction Law||Architectural Law, Construction Accidents, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Finance, Construction Insurance, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Labor Law, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Construction Safety, Construction Workouts, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, Environmental Construction Law, International Construction Contracts, International Construction Law, Materialmens Liens, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Public Works, Roof Industry Liability, Scaffolding Liability, Structural Work Act|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Occupational Safety and Health||Industrial Accidents, Occupational Injuries, OSHA|
|Utility Law||Electric Cooperatives Law, Electric Utilities, Electric Utility Finance, Electric Utility Regulation, Electric Utility Restructuring, Gas Utilities, Gas Utility Regulation, Public Utility Finance, Public Utility Law, Public Utility Rates, Public Utility Regulation, Public Utility Taxation, Sewer Utilities, Telephone Utilities, Telephone Utility Regulation, Utility Acquisitions, Utility Contracts, Utility Finance, Utility Liability, Utility Mergers, Utility Rates, Utility Regulation, Utility Taxation, Water Utilities|
Partner & Practice Group Leader | SmithAmundsen
2006 - 2018
Chairman of SmithAmundsen's Construction Practices Group.
Juris Doctor | The John Marshall Law School
2004 - 2007
Bachelors in Accounting | University of Illinois
2000 - 2004
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TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $350
TYPICAL FIXED FEE: $5000
TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 35%
Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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