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Matthew Lyle Willens

Car accident Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   9 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    45%
    No matter how safe and defensive a driver you may be, you cannot control the actions of other people. A reckless driver is a person who exhibits willful disregard for the safety of other people. If you've been in an accident, call Attorney Willens.

    26 years

  2. Personal injury
    45%
    The negligence of a person or company can result in severe injury. If you are living in Chicago and have been hurt or injured in an accident of any type, you don’t need to feel alone. Navigating your way through the legal system unaided is not easy.

    26 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Visit Attorney Willen's website for a full list of outcomes of medical malpractice cases that he has successfully won for clients. Stop worrying, call Attorney Willens today for a free consultation.

    26 years

Matthew L. Willens is an experienced personal injury trial lawyer who fights for those who have been harmed by the negligence or legal fault of others. He is recognized as one of the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys and is consistently voted by his peers as "Best of the Best" in personal injury law.
Licensed for 27 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Willens Law Offices - Chicago
30 North La Salle Street #3450
Chicago, IL, 60602
Willens Law Offices - Rolling Meadows
3701 E Algonquin Rd #712
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
Willens Injury Law Offices - Joliet
1000 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL, 60435
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Reviews

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Posted by Larry | March 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I would recommend Matt to anyone. He is very easy to deal with and returns calls and emails promptly. I received a bigger settlement than I expected so I'm very happy that I hired Matt.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My wife and I were struggling about what we should do after I was hit by a truck. Matt was very helpful and efficient with everything that needed to be done. He and his staff were very responsive when we called with questions. Thanks to his efforts our case was resolved very quickly and we received a great settlement. We will recomend Matt and his team to all who may need his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went above and beyond
The settlement Mr. Willens obtained for my duaghter far exceeded our expectations. In addition, and just as important to us, he treated my daughter and I with great respect.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2015
Review for Matthew Willens
Everyone in the law office was kind, efficient and easy work with. I did a lot of research on lawyers before I reached out to Matthew Willens and it paid off. I was happy and satisfied with the settlement etc in end. I would recommend this law firm.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2015
Great lawyers. Great people.
A glance at Matt's web-site shows that he and his team are obviously skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers. What impresses me is that they treat you with dignity and respect. Great lawyers. Great people.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2011
Top Notch Lawyer
Matt Willens obtained an excellent result in my personal injury case. Not only was he responsive, sometimes he would call just to check in on me. Once my case was done, he continued to occasionally call me just to see how I was doing. A great lawyer and a better person.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2010
Great Lawyer!
Matt obtained an excellent result on my behalf. He kept me in the loop during each phase of my case. While I was expecting my case to take years to resolve, he brought it to a conclusion in less than one year.
Posted by Keith | November 23, 2010
Very Favorible Outcome
Mr. Willens obtained a very favorable outcome at a very traumatic time in my life. I felt very comfortable with him from the very first time that we spoke on the phone once I realized that I was over my head versus the "Big" insurance companies. I would recommend Mr. Willens to everyone that is in the situation that I was in."
Posted by Mother | November 14, 2010
Thank you
Words cannot express how grateful I am for what you did for my son. It has been a difficult few years for him and your care and concern for him, not only as a client, but as a person has helped him learn to trust again. It's obvious to me that you do your job with not just great ability, but with great heart.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Willens Injury Law Offices
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Clifford Law Offices
  • 2004 - 2007
  • National Litigation Counsel
  • CNA
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Rapoport Law Offices
  • 1995 - 2001
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • $15.8 Million Car Accident Verdict
  • $15.8 million verdict (pre-trial offer - $250,000)
  • Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer
  • $4 million settlement
  • Car Accident - Wrongful Death
  • $3 million settlement
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Tort Law Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top 1% of Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys in Illinois
  • NAOPIA
  • 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Merit and Appreciation
  • Loyola School of Law Alumni Association
  • 2011
  • Chicago Lawyer Highlight
  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Settlement
  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine
  • 2010
  • Who's Who
  • American Law Strathmore's Who's Who
  • 2004
  • 40 under 40
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2004
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2003
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2002
  • Recognition
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine
  • Q&A with Matthew L. Willens
  • 2010
  • Blackacre
  • Transitioning From Working at a Small Firm to Starting Your Own
  • 2010
  • Florida Trial Lawyer Journal
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • 2005
  • Illinois Trial Journal
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • 2004
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Trial and Evidentiary Considerations in Wrongful Death Actions
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2012
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Mediating High Value Cases
  • 2012
  • Preparing and Presenting Experts
  • Preparing and Presenting Experts in Civil Trials
  • 2011
  • Loyola Law School Conference for Lawyers and Students
  • Career Choices
  • 2010
  • Loyola Law School
  • What Lawyers Do
  • 2010
  • Blackacre
  • Transition From Working at a Small Firm To Starting Your Own
  • 2010
  • Lake County Center for Independent Living Conference
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • 2006
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Conference on Liens
  • Liens - Contractual Reimbursements
  • 2006
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown
  • 2006
  • American Bar Association Chicago Conference
  • Presenting Psychological and Neuropsychological Evidence in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2005
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Top 10 Mistakes Made by Attorneys
  • 2003
  • Kent Law School Student Conference
  • How Personal Injury Law and Workers' Compensation Law are Related
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding lawyer and person. Excellent legal ability as well as compassionate individual who truly cares for his clients and works tirelessly for the best result for them. I give Matt my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Willens is a top-notch Chicago personal injury lawyer. He stands ready to protect the legal rights of his clients and will fight to obtain the compensation they need and deserve. He truly understands how to compassionately handle personal injury cases. Matt is a zealous advocate who is experienced and knowledgeable. His hard work fighting for his personal injury clients has earned him honors and recognition both in Illinois and nationally. I would highly recommend and endorse Matt Willens to anyone needing a personal injury lawyer in Chicago."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who does great work for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Matt. He is a very competent, aggressive and compassionate trial attorney. Matt and I were opposing counsel some years ago. I have since recommended him to a number of people needing a top-notch personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a very experienced personal injury attorney who also provides excellent personal service to his clients. This has allowed him to build a very successful practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew's knowledge and litigation skills are unsurpassed."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Matt and have always been pleased with the results. He has handled each case with great skill and professionalism while maintaining excellent communication with the client. He combines outstanding courtroom skills with impeccable ethics. Matt has my highest recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse, and highly recommend, attorney Matthew Willens. I have known Matthew for a number of years. His integrity is impeccable, his work ethics is strong, and he is a fierce fighter on behalf of his clients. He has vast experience in personal injury and medical malpractice law. I have seen Matthew at trial. You couldn't ask for a more confident attorney by your side at trial. His knowledge of law is impressive and most importantly, he keeps up with the latest trends in law. Matthew has a unique experience. Although he represents plaintiffs, he knows the ins and outs of the insurance industry. That has given him the advantage of knowing the fair value of each case. And, since Matthew is well respected among his fellow lawyers, judges, arbitrators, and mediators, his settlement demands are taken seriously by his opponents. Matthew's settlements and verdicts are in millions of dollars and too numerous to list here. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Great lawyer; great guy. I've known Matt well for the last 16 years and give him the highest endorsement. One of Matt's unique qualifications is that he once had a job advising a huge insurance company what to pay in its highest risk cases. From this and his other experience Matt knows what personal injury cases are really worth and how hard insurance companies work to underpay claims and thereby increase profits. Armed with this knowledge Matt does whatever it takes (of course within the bounds of the law and evidence) to obtain the highest monetary recovery for his clients as fast as possible. While most of the time accomplishing this means assigning the case to himself for handling from start to finish; importantly (and unlike too many of his colleagues), when the job calls for help that might cut into Matt's profits, he does not hesitate to get it anyway because Matt always puts his client's best interests first. These reasons are why I ask Matt for help in my cases when needed."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt since he first became a lawyer and started working for our law firm. From the start he was dedicated, hard working and talented. Having watched him progress in his career, it is obvious he has developed into a very successful in his practice as a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great lawyer. I handled a case against him back when I was a defense attorney and he was a tough opponent. Since switching to the Plaintiff's side about 10 years ago I have periodically called on him for advice. He's a great lawyer, and a nice guy, who has obtained great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous cases to Matt and he has professionally, honestly and ethically handled everything I have ever sent him. He has obtained wonderful results where the case merited it and quickly let me know when a client had no case. This is the kind of honesty and integrity I look for when I refer one of my clients out for another attorney's care. I highly endorse Matt."
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