Matthew Gannon concentrates his practice in construction negligence, wrongful death, automobile negligence, product liability, and workers’ compensation.
In Matt’s first year as an attorney, he was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, featured in Chicago Magazine, a distinction that is limited to fewer than 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois. Recently, Mr. Gannon was selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer, an honor bestowed to less than 2% of all attorneys licensed in Illinois. In 2015, Mr. Gannon was appointed to the Board of Advocates by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Matt has recovered millions in jury verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers and has tried numerous cases at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. In Matt's first jury trial, he recovered over a quarter of a million dollars in a case where the insurance company refused to make any settlement offer.
Mr. Gannon has written in various areas of tort law and workers' compensation. He is co-author of a chapter entitled "Settlement Contracts" in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Notebook and is a published author in the Irish American News.
He earned his bachelor's degree with honors from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, where he attended on a football scholarship. Matt received his law degree from John Marshall Law School, where he excelled in their advanced trial advocacy program.
Mr. Gannon is a third generation union member. During and post-college, Matt operated heavy equipment as a Local 150 Operating Engineer. He has extensive experience working with the labor community and is dedicated to serving the working men and women of the state of Illinois.
Matt is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.