Matthew A. Arnold is a partner in the firm. Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, nursing home law, health care law, products liability, insurance defense, appellate law, insurance coverage, and professional liability. Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice (Pre-Law) from Northern Illinois University in 1993.
While at NIU, Matt volunteered in the Night Narcotics Division and Felony Trial Division at 26th and California, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He also received a paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University. Matt received his Juris Doctorate degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1997.
While a full-time student at John Marshall, Matt continued to volunteer and work as a paid intern in the Appellate Division writing appeals for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Matt began his practice with the firm of Galvin, Lowery & Meade in 1997 handling general liability files. There, he continued his appellate practice, managed a satellite office in Rockford, and began his coverage experience in the field of bad faith law.
After working for two years, Matt joined Price Tunney Rider, a Chicago law firm where he specialized in medical malpractice defense, nursing home law, health care law, products liability, insurance coverage, and professional liability. In 2002, Matt moved his practice to the western suburbs and joined the firm Meyer, Kreuzer & Esp, where he continued his practice in medical malpractice, nursing home law, health care law, products liability, insurance coverage, and professional liability.
Matt started early in his career trying cases. During Matt’s final year in law school, he successfully prosecuted dozens of criminal defendants on felony charges as a 711 law student. After getting a taste of trying cases, Matt continued trying numerous jury cases to verdict in counties across northern Illinois, as well as arguing successful motions on behalf of his clients. Matt has also argued in the First, Second and Third Appellate Districts, successfully defending his clients.
Some of his published cases include Walikonis v. Halsor, 306 Ill.App.3d 811 (2d Dist. 1999); Sullivan v. Edward Hosp., 209 Ill.2d 100 (2004); Karas v. Strevell, 369 Ill.App.3d 884 (2d Dist. 2006); People v. Johnson, 379 Ill.App.3d 710 (2d Dist. 2008); Scott v. 5448 Campbell, 391 Ill.App.3d 1126, 991 (1st Dist. 2009); and Bosman v. Riverside Health System, 2016 IL App (3d) 150445.
In Sullivan v. Edward Hospital, Matt successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. There, for the first time in the nation, a state’s highest court found that nurses should have their own nursing standard of care, and physicians should be prevented from offering their own opinions about the nursing standard. Also, Sullivan is one of the most cited cases relating to proper expert disclosure under Supreme Court Rule 213.
For more than 15 years, Matt has enjoyed serving as a court-appointed chair arbitrator for the DuPage County Mandatory Arbitration System and the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration System. Matt is a member of the Bob Jones DuPage Inns of Court, the Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, and the Illinois State Bar Association.
- The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
- Northern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1993
- B.S., Criminal Justice
- Minor: Philosophy
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