Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Matthew L. Williams concentrates his practice of law in the areas of medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and premises liability. He joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in 2003 and was named partner in 2009.
In recognition of his outstanding legal work, Mr. Williams has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state of Illinois across all areas of law. Additionally, he has been honored by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2018. Mr. Williams has also been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2015 from a survey of his legal peers, a distinction given to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. In 2013, he was named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Under Forty” attorney list, recognizing the top up and coming lawyers in Illinois.
During his time with the firm, Mr. Williams has obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his catastrophically injured clients. Mr. Williams took a medical malpractice case to trial that resulted in a multi-million dollar jury verdict for the plaintiff and ultimately settled for $25 million. In 2016, he obtained an $18.5 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered serious brain injury due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis.
Mr. Williams is a member of many local and national bar associations, including Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the DePaul University College of Law Dean’s Council.
Mr. Williams has extensive experience and success litigating cases throughout Illinois and has argued a case before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Mr. Williams gives back to the community through his work on the board of directors for three local charity organizations, including Raising a Reader, and the Michael Matters Foundation. Additionally, he has been a speaker at Kellogg’s School of Management’s MBA Business Law class and at Notre Dame Law School’s Personal Injury Litigation class.
Law Bulletin Media "40 Under Forty" (2013)