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 malpracticecatastrophic personal injuryautomobile accidents and premises liability. He joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in 2003 and was named partner in 2009.

Mr. Williams was recognized in the 2018 and 2019 Editions of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation. Every year since 2015, he has been named a Leading Lawyer 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, he was listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois. In 2013, he was named to Law Bulletin Media’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. 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.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (100%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About Matthew Williams

Admitted: 1998, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • 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


  •   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
  • 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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Office Location for Matthew L. Williams

161 N. Clark St.
Suite 4700
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-372-1227

Fax: 312-372-3720

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Last Updated: 8/13/2019

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