Matthew L. Williams

Matthew L. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
 | 161 N. Clark St., Suite 4700
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-372-1227
Fax: 312-372-3720
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

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

    Mr. Williams has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2018. He 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. Mr. Williams has been named to Super Lawyers’ list of top personal injury attorneys in the state every year since 2016, and in 2019 and 2020, he was listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers 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.

    In October of 2018, Mr. Williams obtained a $50.3 million jury verdict on behalf of a young boy who suffered a serious and permanent brain injury at birth. Just a few months later, he obtained a $14.85 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was left permanently blind after being prematurely discharged from the ER on multiple occasions. 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. 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, GLASA, 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.

    About Matthew Williams

    Admitted: 1998, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.salvilaw.com/our-attorneys/matthew-williams/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2018
    • Named a 2020 Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and Law Bulletin Media, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers - Law Bulletin Media, 2020
    • Named a 2020 Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers and US News and World Report, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers - US News and World Report, 2020
    • Leading Lawyers is a division of Law Bulletin Media and uses a four-phase selection process that begins with a survey of every lawyer listed in Sullivan's Law Directory, followed by interviews with the lawyers most frequently nominated, an ethical evaluation, and finally an intensive review by the Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board. The total number of members in the Leading Lawyers network never exceeds five percent of the total number of lawyers in the state., Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2019
    • One of Northern California's Super Lawyers, San Francisco magazine, 2005-2012
    • Leading Lawyer, 2015
    • 40 Under Forty, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2013
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Top personal injury lawyers in Illinois every year since 2016, Super Lawyers
    • Cali Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Business Organization, DePaul Law School, 1998

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    •  Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association - Investigator for the Judicial Evaluation Committee
    • American Association for Justice

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • GLASA, Board of Directors
    • Michael Matters Foundation, Board of Directors
    • Raising a Reader, Board of Directors

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • University of Notre Dame Law School, "Personal Injury Litigation', Spring 2010, 2011
    • Illinois Trial Association Seminar, "Underinsured/Uninsured Motorists Claims", March 23, 2012
    • Kellogg Business School, Speaker, 2011

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • UNDISCLOSED, Plaintiff v. UNDISCLOSED, Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement) SETTLEMENT:$10,000,000 Case No.: CONFIDENTIAL Case Type: Medical Malpractice Venue: Cook County, IL Case Disposition: 05-23-2019, 2019
    •   TAMEKIA JOHNSON, et al., Plaintiff v. CONFIDENTIAL et al., Defendants (Per Confidentiality Agreement) SETTLEMENT: 14,850,000 Case Type: Medical Malpractice Venue: Cook County, IL Case Disposition: 04-05-2019, 2019
    • JULIEN FLOREZ, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM d/b/a EVANSTONHOSPITAL, et al. Defendants Verdict: $50.3 Million, 2018
    • KELVIN BALDRIDGE; and DARLENE BALDRIDGE; Plaintiffs vs. FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE, INC., d/b/a FRANCISCAN ST. JAMES HEALTH; et al.; Defendants SETTLEMENT: $20,600,000 Case No.: 2015 L 010132 Case Type: Medical Malpractice Venue: Cook County, IL Case Disposition: 2-13-2019, 2019
    • GUEVARA, et al, Plaintiffs v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al,. Defendants Settlement: $18,500,000, 2016
    • UNDISCLOSED, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED HOSPITAL, Defendant Settlement: $7,500,000, 2015
    • ESTATE OF ANTON URBAN, deceased, Plaintiff v. ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, et al, Defendants Settlement: $4,000,000, 2007
    • HENRY ETTER, deceased, Plaintiff v. DR. HORINEK, et al., Defendants Settlement: $2,000,000, 2015
    • CATHERINE A. ROHLWING and JEFFREY ROHLWING v. SHERMAN HOSPITAL, an IllinoisCorporation, SHERMAN HEALTH SYSTEMS, an Illinois Corporation, NICHOLAS RUNKEL, R.N., AMITABH SINGH, M.D., NORTHWEST SUBURBAN IMAGING ASSOCIATES, S.C. Settlement: $1,500,000, 2015
    • STEPHEN JUHREND, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL FACILITY Partial Settlement: 10,800,000, 2004
    • HOLLY SHIFFMAN, Individually, Plaintiff v. NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, an IllinoisCorporation, NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL FACULTY FOUNDATION, an Illinois Corporation, and RICHARD M. GREEN, M.D., Individually Partial Settlement: $5,000,000, 2016
    • KYLE REED, a minor, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED MANAGEMENT COMPANY, et al., Defendants Settlement: $2,400,000, 2014
    • JACOB SHOOK, a minor et al., Plaintiffs v. UNNAMED SUBURBAN HOSPITAL et al., Defendants Settlement: $1,500,000, 2012
    • CODY G. SMITHEY, et al., Plaintiffs v. MARTIN BRAUWEILER, M.D., et al., Defendants Settlement: $15,350,000, 2008
    • UNDISCLOSED, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED HOSPITAL, Defendant Settlement: $7,250,000, 2014
    • TERRY et al. Deceased. Plaintiffs v. WEAVER et al., Defendants Settlement: $3,750,000, 2013
    • ESTATE OF DOUGLAS AUGUSTINE, deceased, Plaintiff v. MAURICIO MORALES, et al., Defendants Settlement: $1,800,000, 2008

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, B.A., 1995
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    161 N. Clark St.
    Suite 4700
    Chicago, IL 60601

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