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. Mostly recently, in 2022, a $97.4 million birth trauma verdict was secured in Iowa City, the largest of its kind in Iowa state history. View more settlements here.
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. Matthew lives with his wife and best friend, Alex, and their 3 children. 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, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 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.