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Matthew Willens | Chicago Accident Injury Lawyer

Matthew Willens Lawyer

Matthew Willens

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I am recognized by the Illinois legal community as the “Best of the Best” in personal injury law. I have been designated by my peers as a top 100 “Illinois Super Lawyer” – an honor given to less than 1% of Illinois lawyers. I have an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating – the highest rating possible in personal injury and medical malpractice – in the highly distinguished Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory. I have a 10/10 (Superb) Avvo Rating with the highest possible marks in all categories including experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. I am recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Personal Injury Law and Professional Malpractice – based on a survey of legal peers conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyer Network. In 2004, I was named one of the ’40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch’ by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company – an honor given to less than 1% of the lawyers in Illinois. I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum – where membership is limited to trial attorneys who have obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements – where less than 1% of lawyers in the United States are members.

Position Organization Location Duration
Owner, Attorney Willens Law Offices Chicago, IL Current
Adjunct Professor Loyola University Chicago School of Law Chicago, IL 2007 - Current
School Degree Major Graduation
Loyola University Chicago School of Law J.D. Law School 1995
Northern Illinois University Bachelor of Science N/A 1991
State / Court Date
Illinois 1995
  • Member, Illinois State Bar 1995-Current
    Member, American Association for Justice 1995-Current
    Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association 1995-Current
    Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 1995-Current
  • Superb Lawyer Rating, Avvo - 2011
    10/10 (Superb) Avvo Rating with the highest possible marks in all categories including experience, industry recognition and professional conduct

    Top Settlement, Chicago Lawyer Highlight, Chicago Lawyer Magazine - 2010

    40 Under 40, Law Bulletin Publishing Company 2004
    Awarded to the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40

    Who's Who, American Law Strathmore's Who's Who - 2004
  • $15,808,277 Chicago Brain Injury Verdict

    $4 million settlement | Medical Malpractice
    in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose lung cancer in a young man

    $3.1 million verdict | Medical Malpractice
    in a medical malpractice case where two physicians failed to diagnose breast cancer in a woman (pre-trial offer – $0)

    $3 million settlement | Wrongful Death Car Accident
    for a young woman whose mother suffered a wrongful death in a car accident

    $2.25 million settlement | Wrongful Death Car Accident
    for a man whose wife suffered a wrongful death in a car accident

    $2.01 million settlement | Premises Liability
    for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a second floor balcony when a railing collapsed

    $1.7 million settlement | Medical Malpractice
    for a woman who underwent leg amputation after physicians failed to timely treat blood clots

    $1.5 million settlement | Wrongful Death Trucking Accident
    for the family of a maintenance worker who suffered a wrongful death when struck by a truck at a construction site

    $1.25 million settlement | Personal Injury
    for a bystander who suffered partial blindness when struck in the eye by a bullet fragment during a police chase

    $1 million policy settlement | Medical Malpractice
    in a medical malpractice case where a doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer in a woman

    $850,000 settlement | Medical Malpractice
    in a medical malpractice case where a surgical error occurred during removal of a lump on a young boy’s neck

    $750,000 settlement | Construction Accident
    for a man hurt at work when he fell from a scaffold at a construction site

    $750,000 settlement | Construction Accident
    for a woman who suffered back injuries when she fell through an unguarded hole at a construction site

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(1995) Juris Doctor, Loyola-Chicago. Verified with DegreeVerify. May 01, 2015
(1991) Bachelor of Science in Business Admin, Northern Illinois University. Verified with DegreeVerify. May 01, 2015
(1995) Licensed as Attorney in Illinois. Verified with Illinois State Bar Association. May 01, 2015

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