|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Winston & Strawn LLP||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||Northern Illinois University College Of Law||2013 - Present|
|Principal||The Law Office of Matthew J. Sullivan, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Winston & Strawn, LLP||2004 - 2009|
|Judicial Clerk||Honorable Jack O'Malley, Second District Court of Appeals, Illinois||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cook County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois||N/A||N/A|
|Pronsivakulchai v. Gonzalez||Won appeal|
|EEOC v. R.J.B. Properties, et al||Won summary judgment for vast majority of claims. The remainder settled.|
|Relational, LLC v. Hodges||Won appeal|
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|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
Posted by Ray Maggio
As owner of a family general contracting company specializing in municipal projects, Matt's expertise and ability are invaluable to us whenever we need his assistance. We were first introduced to him when he was with Winston and Strawn, where he helped us win a case against a subcontractor who had walked off the job. When he struck out on his own, it was a no-brainer to continue to use him. Since then he has helped us in disputes against not only subcontractors but also owners, ie, municipalities and public boards. Matt has a great talent for discerning the subtle nuances of the AIA construction agreement (a superficially simple document with great underlying complexity) and articulating those points clearly, concisely and to our great benefit. In fact, I have seen attorneys with many more years in construction law appear dumbfounded by the AIA contract and what it contains. Furthermore, Matt was able to quickly understand the different construction techniques, processes and technical jargon that was needed to argue our cases, an ability we place paramount in our representation. (After all, if you cannot understand a difficult technical point, how can you make others see it?) Finally, when the situation requires it, Matt is a skilled negotiator, adept at building consensus and providing resolutions that were satisfactory to all parties, thus saving expenditure of far more resources in further litigation.
Above all, Matt is an intelligent, ambitious and driven attorney who was always available, and always had our best interests in mind. I can't recommend him enough.
Posted by anonymous
¨When searching for the right heart doctor, you start by finding out the doctor's credentials and whether the doctor has a steady hand. You want to make sure this doctor will perform with their one chance opportunity. Finding the right lawyer is no different. Matt Sullivan and his firm represented my father in his criminal appeal. My father, a vascular surgeon for more than 30 years, was wrongly convicted on federal charges. At trial, my father was represented by the biggest and supposedly best lawyers in Chicago. Matt Sullivan was a refreshing change. He understood the law better than the supposedly big time firms. He didn't just offer hope; he brought real legal solutions. His understanding of the law and his legal guidance has very much impressed my family."
Posted by Dean
As General Counsel for Relational Technology Services I hired and worked with Matt on a complicated international appellate matter. In addition to being knowledgeable, trustworthy and conscientious, Matt also demonstrated a great deal of integrity. On a personal level Matt is extremely easy to work with and simply rolls up his sleeves and gets the job done. I recommend Matt without reservation.
Monika Blacha, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Matt is a fantastic attorney. He is detail oriented, extremely knowledgeable as to the law and its ramifications in specific situations but more than anything he is a superb advocate for his clients. I refer my own clients to Matt all the time when they need representation in areas I do not practice in. I wholeheartedly endorse Matt.