Matthew Sims

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C.
 | 20 North Clark Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-327-9880
Fax: 312-327-9881
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., Matthew Sims is dedicated to serving clients in Cook County and throughout the Chicago, Illinois, area. He focuses his civil trial law practice in the areas of wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He accepts many cases, including aviation accidents, construction injuries, product liability, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, trucking accidents and appeals.

Mr. Sims graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University in 2006 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor and Certificate in Trial Advocacy from The John Marshall Law School in 2009. He became admitted to practice law in Illinois the same year. Mr. Sims is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois as a member of its trial bar and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Before coming to work for his current firm, Mr. Sims served as a clerk for the Law Office of the Public Defender of Cook County. He subsequently worked as an associate for two prominent Chicago firms. Mr. Sims has had notable successes on behalf of his clients, including a case in which he advocated the expansion of Illinois law to benefit construction workers by incentivizing employers to protect them.

Always aiming to improve and expand his knowledge of law, Mr. Sims holds membership in numerous legal organizations. These include the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Recognized by his fellow professionals for his ethics and skill, Mr. Sims has earned an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Aviation and Aerospace (20%): Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

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About Matthew Sims

Admitted: 2009, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.rapoportlaw.com/Our-Attorneys/Matthew-S-Sims.shtm...

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Rising Star, 2014 - 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • Illinois, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Post-Ramirez: A Close Focus on the Current State of the 55-Series Illinois Pattern Instructions," IDC Quarterly, 2014
  • "Retaining Control: Recent 2014 Interpretations of Restatement Section 414," IDC Quarterly, 2014
  • "Appellate Court Relies on Subcontract to Save General Contractor from Construction Negligence Claim," Cassiday Schade Blog, 2014
  • "Danger: Res Judicata Ahead - Why Construction Contractors Need to Take a 'Use it or Lose it' Approach to Express Indemnification, and Other Cautionary Tales Arising from Camper v. Burnside Construction," IDC Quarterly, 2014
  • "Illinois Appellate Court Broadens Scope of Anti-Indemnity Act to Protect Illinois Contractors," Cassiday Schade Blog, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, B.A. - 2006
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Office Location for Matthew Sims

20 North Clark Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-327-9880

Fax: 312-327-9881

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Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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