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Matthew Alexander Passen

Matthew Alexander Passen

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Car Accidents

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About Me

Matthew A. Passen is a personal injury lawyer with Chicago-based Passen Law Group.  Mr. Passen concentrates in all areas of personal injury, including truck accidents, brain and spinal cord injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Prior to joining Passen Law Group, Mr. Passen was an attorney in the litigation department of Jenner & Block LLP.

Mr. Passen received his B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2002.  He played four years of college hockey as a member of the University of Michigan Club Hockey Team.

Mr. Passen obtained his law degree, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law in 2006, where he graduated Order of the Coif.  During law school, Mr. Passen was as a member of the DePaul Law Review.

During the 2003-04 academic year, Mr. Passen clerked for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He also spent the following semester clerking at the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Passen is a member of the Illinois Bar.  He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.  In addition, Mr. Passen  volunteers with elementary students in Chicago-area public schools as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago's "Lawyers in the Classroom" program.

Mr. Passen is the author of several articles concerning various aspects of Chicago personal injury law.  In addition, he authors Passen Law Group's Chicago Personal Injury Blog discussing issues impacting Chicago personal injury lawyers and Illinois personal injury law.

Mr. Passen has completed several triathlons, including an Ironman triathlon in 2008.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    6 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
  4. Brain Injury: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jefferey O. Katz

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jefferey Katz Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Clifford Horwitz

    Matthew is a skillful and ethical attorney who works tirelessly to achieve justice for his clients.


    Clifford Horwitz Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPassen Law Group2008 - Present
Associate in Litigation DepartmentJenner & Block LLP2006 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater ChicagoBoard Member2010 - Present
Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoAssociate Board Member2010 - Present
Chicago Bar FoundationYoung Professionals Board Member2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationOfficer, Young Lawyers SectionN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeNLD Board of GovernorsN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif2006
University of MichiganEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa2002