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Matthew Lawrence Williams

Medical malpractice Attorney at Chicago, IL

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About Matthew

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Matthew L. Williams concentrates his practice of law in the areas of medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and premises liability. He joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in 2003 and was named partner in 2009.

In recognition of his outstanding legal work, Mr. Williams has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state of Illinois across all areas of law. Additionally, he has been honored by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2018. Mr. Williams has also been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2015 from a survey of his legal peers, a distinction given to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. In 2013, he was named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Under Forty” attorney list, recognizing the top up and coming lawyers in Illinois.

During his time with the firm, Mr. Williams has obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his catastrophically injured clients. Mr. Williams took a medical malpractice case to trial that resulted in a multi-million dollar jury verdict for the plaintiff and ultimately settled for $25 million. In 2016, he obtained an $18.5 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered serious brain injury due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis.

Mr. Williams is a member of many local and national bar associations, including Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the DePaul University College of Law Dean’s Council.

Mr. Williams has extensive experience and success litigating cases throughout Illinois and has argued a case before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Williams gives back to the community through his work on the board of directors for three local charity organizations, including Raising a Reader, and the Michael Matters Foundation. Additionally, he has been a speaker at Kellogg’s School of Management’s MBA Business Law class and at Notre Dame Law School’s Personal Injury Litigation class.

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Matthew A. Williams before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Matthew Williams was selected for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's 40 Under Forty List.
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Licensed for 24 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4700
Chicago, IL, 60601

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Posted by Tony | September 16, 2014
A Top Notch Lawyer at one of the best law firms in the USA.
I would recommend Attorney Matthew Williams very highly. He took my case when other law firms said that I did not have a case. He was trustworthy and caring and I knew that I had an advocate every step of the way. He was very knowledgeable and kept my wife and I informed throughout the process. We won and he helped me to negotiate the greatest award possible. We are very satisfied.
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Posted by CS | August 8, 2014
Excellent personal injury attorney
Mr. Williams was excellent. He thoroughly researched my case and explained everything to me step by step. As I did not know what to expect, he made him feel comfortable by answering all my questions and guiding me through the legal process. My case proceeded quickly and the decision was favorable. I learned a lot about our justice system and, thanks to Mr. Williams, everything turned our very well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 1%-100%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lake County Managing Partner
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2003 - 2009

Education

  • DePaul University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • UNDISCLOSED, Plaintiff v. UNDISCLOSED, Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement)
  • Settlement: $25,000,000
  • UNDISCLOSED, Plaintiff v. UNDISCLOSED, et al., Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement)
  • Settlement: $15,000,000
  • TAMEKIA JOHNSON, et al., Plaintiff v. CONFIDENTIAL et al., Defendants (Per Confidentiality Agreement)
  • Settlement: 14,850,000
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Associations

  • DePaul University College of Law Dean’s Council.
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Raising a Reader - Lake County
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Michael Matters Foundation
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Investigator for the Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Managers
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyers `
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2015
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • 2013
  • Cali Award for Outstanding Scholastic Ach. in Bus. Organization
  • DePaul Law School
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Sporting Judgement: Want to avoid liability on the golf course? Try shouting 'fore'
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • DePaul Unversity College of Law Small Firm Networking Reception
  • The Small Law Firm Environment
  • 2015
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Settlements, Liens & Technology Seminar
  • Moderator
  • 2014
  • ITLA Transportation Seminar
  • Bicycles
  • 2013
  • ITLA Seminar
  • Underinsured/Uninsured Motorists Claims
  • 2012
  • Kellogg School of Management - Guest Lecturer
  • Tort Law
  • 2012
  • University of Notre Dame School of Law - Guest Lecturer
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2012
  • University of Notre Dame School of Law - Guest Lecturer
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2011
  • Kellogg School of Management - Guest Lecturer
  • Tort Law
  • 2011
  • DePaul Law School - Guest Lecturer
  • Networking and Contract Work
  • 2011
  • University of Notre Dame School of Law - Guest Lecturer
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2010
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Chicago Medical malpractice Lawyer Matthew Lawrence Williams
Matthew Lawrence Williams
Medical malpractice Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 24 years