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 firmâ€™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 hospitalâ€™s negligence.
These cases are only a couple examples of Beam Legal Teamâ€™s many successes. View more settlementsÂ here.
Before joining â€œBLTâ€, Matthew was a standout student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Matthew graduatedÂ magna cum laudeÂ and was a member of The John Marshall Law Review. While earning Deanâ€™s list honors every semester, Matthew also received eightÂ CALI AwardsÂ as the law student with the highest grade in class.
Born and raised on the north side, Mattâ€™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 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 childrenâ€™s tragic injuries. Matthew specializes in birth injury cases with â€œBLTâ€, but would be happy to review and answer your questions for any kind of personal injury case.