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.