J. Matthew Dudley

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Libertyville, Illinois

Dudley & Lake
J. Matthew Dudley
Dudley & Lake

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1993

Education: The University of Tulsa College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Dudley & Lake

325 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048 Visit website


Attorney J. Matthew Dudley is co-founder of Dudley & Lake law firm in Libertyville, Illinois. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 27 years of total legal experience, Mr. Dudley provides invaluable counsel and support to clients across the greater Chicago metro area who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Workers' compensation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Sexual abuse
  • Wrongful death
  • Construction accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Other motor vehicle accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Birth injuries

Over the course of his legal career advocating on behalf of innocent injury victims and their families, Mr. Dudley has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of those suffering needlessly as a result of someone else's negligence. Focusing primarily on medical malpractice and other serious personal injury claims, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has secured some of the largest verdicts and settlements ever awarded in the state.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Dudley has earned a Leading Lawyers designation along with perennial recognition as among the top 100 trial lawyers in Illinois. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community during their times of dire need.

A 1989 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a dean's list scholar, Mr. Dudley obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa College of Law in 1993. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he has also served as vice president of the organization as well as a member of its board of managers.

Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Dudley is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Lake County Bar Association, where he has also served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.dudleylake.com/attorneys/j-matthew-dudley/

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Lake County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee (2019)
  • American Association of Justice
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers (2004-2015)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Third Vice-President (2018)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Second Vice-President (2019)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (2016-present), Executive Committee
Educational Background:
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, B.S., Communications, Honors: Dean’s List, 1989

Office location for J. Matthew Dudley

325 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 224-328-6679


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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