Matthew R. Basinger

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Shapiro, Cohen & Basinger, Ltd.
Matthew R. Basinger
Shapiro, Cohen & Basinger, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2005

Education: Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023

Shapiro, Cohen & Basinger, Ltd.

180 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


Matthew Basinger, an attorney based out of the firm Shapiro, Cohen and Basinger, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois, has over 18 years of experience in the legal field. A partner at the firm, his practice areas include medical malpractice and personal injury matters, including automobile collisions and wrongful death, and he serves clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. 

Mr. Basinger has a genuine concern for his clients’ well-being and serves as a tireless advocate for their rights. He spends time with his clients to understand the various aspects of their case, communicates well and keeps them up to date with the proceedings of their case. Empathetic and diligent, he takes the legal burden off of his clients who are already suffering because of someone else’s negligent behavior and helps them pursue the justice they deserve. 

With a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University, Mr. Basinger majored in legal communication. He pursued law and attended the Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2003. In law school, he served as a law clerk in Cleveland at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Mr. Basinger is licensed to practice in Ohio and Illinois. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Bar Foundation and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He was also a part of the Fred Lane Trial Techniques Course. 

In recognition of his notable work in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice, Mr. Basinger has earned a “Very Good” rating on Avvo, along with many five-star ratings from his happy clients. He has obtained numerous million-dollar and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. 

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 50% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 50% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2003, Ohio

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Educational Background:
  • B.S., Ohio University – 2000
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio
  • Fred Lane Trial Techniques Course – 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois

Office location for Matthew R. Basinger

180 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-263-3443


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

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