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Matthew J. Piers

Matthew J. Piers

Practice areas:

Litigation, Class Action, Employment & Labor, Commercial, Constitutional, Discrimination, Gaming, Wrongful Termination

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Litigation: 30%
    0 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 15%
    0 years
  3. Class Action: 15%
    0 years
  4. Discrimination: 10%
    0 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joseph Michael Gagliardo

    Matt is an excellent lawyer with diverse complex litigation experience.

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    Joseph Gagliardo Employment & Labor Attorney
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Contact Info

Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.

70 West Madison Suite 4000
Chicago, IL, 60602

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INTemporary Admission200712/02/2012
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Legal LegendAmerican Constitution Society2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
National Law JournalTop Rated Lawyers of Chicago2013
William R. Ming, Jr. AwardCook County Bar Association2012
Lawyer of the Year AwardHispanic Council1999
Legal Services AwardMALDEF1998
Trial Lawyer of the Year, finalistTrial Lawyers for Public Justice1998
Legal Eagle AwardIndependant Voters of Illinois1985
Legal Eagle AwardIndependant Voters of Illinois1981

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWhistleblower Advocates2013 - Present
President and ShareholderHughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.1989 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration CouncilBoard Member2014 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Chicago Lawyer chapter)Advisory Board2012 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Chicago Council of LawyersMember1984 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jones v. WalgreensSettled for $17 million and injunctive relief requiring objective criteria for pay and promotions.
Gecker v. Flynn, et alCourt awarded $272 million in damages (post-trial motions pending)
Lewis v. City of ChicagoJudgment following trial required City to hire 106 new African American firefighters, and to pay about $80 million in back pay and pension contributions.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Police Misconduct & Civil Rights Law ReportPolice Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report1984

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Cornell UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Workplace Discrimination: Current Issues in Employment LawLewis v. City of Chicago: Challenging Standardized Employment Tests Under Title VII2015
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Chicago Lawyer chapter)False Claims Act: Combatting Fraud on the Government2014
Sociedad Civil y Acciones Colectivas Class and Lecture SeriesClass Actions in the United States2011
Law Clerks Education ConferenceLessons Learned From Class Actions in the United States2011