Matthew Gannon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Healy Scanlon Law Firm
 | 111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-977-0100
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%)
Attorney Profile

Having close ties to the labor community, Matthew Gannon focuses his practice on representing people in Cook County and Chicago, Illinois, in personal injury cases such as trucking and car accidents, construction site negligence and workers’ compensation. As a third-generation union member, he operated heavy equipment in his role as an engineer prior to joining the Healy Scanlon Law Firm.

Mr. Gannon has had an impressive career, obtaining millions of dollars on behalf of clients. In one notable case, an insurance company initially refused to reach a settlement. The matter went to trial – Mr. Gannon’s first – where he secured more than $250,000 for the injured victim. He is known for his fierce advocacy in settlements and in negotiations. Mr. Gannon has also brought a number of cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. For his achievements, Mr. Gannon has been recognized by Leading Lawyers.

Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Gannon is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. He serves on the board of advocates for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

He attended Merrimack College on a football scholarship, earning an undergraduate degree there before receiving a law degree from The John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Mr. Gannon had notable success in the advanced trial advocacy program.

Sharing his knowledge with others, Mr. Gannon’s writing has been published in the Irish American News and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Notebook. He writes primarily about workers’ compensation issues and tort law.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Workers' Compensation (50%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2013, 2016 - 2018

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About Matthew Gannon

Admitted: 2011, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer
  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, featured in Chicago Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Advocates, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Published author in the Irish American News
  • Co-author of a chapter entitled "Settlement Contracts" in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Notebook

Educational Background:

  • Merrimack College in Massachusetts, with honors
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Office Location for Matthew Gannon

111 W. Washington Street
Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-977-0100


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Last Updated: 10/30/2017

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