May 19, 2019

J. Matthew Thompson

Matt concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, including the defense of cases in the areas of medical malpractice and professional liability, products liability, and commercial litigation. Matt regularly defends physicians, nurses, hospitals and clinics in professional liability claims involving significant injury or death. He has also defended complex product liability actions involving catastrophic injury. Matt also represents businesses and individuals in commercial and real estate litigation. 

He has successfully assisted in the defense of multiple medical malpractice actions to jury verdict. Matt also represents clients and their interests at depositions, and regularly argues significant motions before the trial courts, including summary judgment, dismissal, discovery, and pre-trial in limine motions.

Matt began his career with Heyl Royster in the fall of 2008, after working as a summer associate for the firm in the summer of 2007. During law school, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Scott Drazewski, Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, McLean County, in 2006. He was also a member and articles editor for the Southern Illinois Law Journal.

Articles in the National Law Review database by J. Matthew Thompson

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