Matthew Patterson is a partner with Beam Legal Team. Thus far, Matt has
focused his practice on obstetrical and neonatal hospital, physician,
and nursing negligence cases.
As part of the firm’s many success stories, Matthew teamed with Jack
Beam and Geoffrey Fieger to win a record-setting $53 Million verdict against
the University of Chicago Medical Center in June of 2016 for a boy who
suffered severe brain damage at birth. In 2017, Matthew and Beam Legal
Team also obtained a $15 Million settlement for a young girl with Cerebral
Palsy caused by a Chicagoland hospital’s negligence.
These cases are only a couple examples of Beam Legal Team’s many
successes. View more settlements
Before joining “BLT”, Matthew was a standout student at The
John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Matthew graduated
magna cum laude and was a member of The John Marshall Law Review. While earning Dean’s
list honors every semester, Matthew also received eight
CALI Awards as the law student with the highest grade in class.
Born and raised on the north side, Matt’s Chicago roots run deep.
His father, Robert Patterson, is a premier plaintiff's personal injury
lawyer. His mother, Cathy, is a teacher at Pope John XXIII of Evanston
and a regular volunteer with the Misericordia Home for individuals with
disabilities where Matt also volunteers his time. His cousin, Bill Murray,
is The Second City’s greatest comedian and the Cubs’ biggest
fan. Matthew lives with his wife and best friend, Alex, and their son,
Joey. When not fighting for the families of Cerebral Palsy children, Matt
enjoys his own family time, watching local sports teams, and staying current
on news and politics.
Matthew is licensed to practice in Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois,
Minnesota, and Michigan. Also, Matthew is a member of the Illinois Trial
Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Birth
Trauma Litigation Group.
In December of 2017, Matthew became the youngest lawyer to be made partner
in the 33-year history of the firm. Matthew has helped Beam Legal Team
obtain numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements to help
families in need pay for the extraordinarily expensive medical care costs
caused by their children’s tragic injuries. Matthew specializes
in birth injury cases with “BLT”, but would be happy to review
and answer your questions for any kind of personal injury case.
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