Overview

Matt Garrett is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial, toxic tort, health care and product liability matters, including defending manufacturers in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Matt also represents manufacturers and premise owners in asbestos-related litigation throughout the United States.
Matt has experience litigating breach of contract and business tort claims, including:
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Trademark infringement
  • Unfair competition
  • Securities fraud
  • Health care fraud 
  • Insurance recovery

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Education

University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. magna cum laude

Quincy University
B.S. summa cum laude

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Assisting veterans in obtaining benefits
  • Represented nonprofit community service organizations in action to recover embezzled assets

Civic Activities

  • Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Veterans Rights Project — Past Board of Advisors Member
  • St. Jude Knights Hockey Club — President

Honors

  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine — 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, 2014
  • Bonaventure Award (highest academic honor)
  • Harno Scholarship
  • CALI Award
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