Matthew P. Walsh concentrates his practice in complex litigation with particular emphasis in the areas of construction, commercial, employment, municipal, medical malpractice and religious institutions liability. He is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 25 jury trials to verdict.
Mr. Walsh’s practice includes the representation of construction companies and national retailers in complex property damage, personal injury and employment litigation.
Mr. Walsh has also represented state and local officials in tort and civil rights litigation in his capacity as a special Cook County State’s Attorney.
Mr. Walsh represents numerous Illinois hospitals, doctors and religious organizations in complex litigation, and leads a team of attorneys who conduct internal investigations at hospitals, municipalities, religious organizations and companies to identify potential criminal and civil exposure.
In addition, Mr. Walsh has handled numerous high-profile and high-exposure alleged sexual abuse matters on behalf of school districts, religious orders, medical and mental health facilities.
Mr. Walsh also is general counsel for several multimillion-dollar companies, where he manages, coordinates and directs all legal activities, including the drafting of contracts and the handling of commercial litigation, trademark and copyright issues and employment disputes.
Mr. Walsh joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in December 1999 and was quickly promoted to noncapital partner in July 2002. In July 2006, he was promoted to capital partner, making him one of the youngest capital partners in the firm.
Mr. Walsh is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is also co-leader of Hinshaw’s Business Litigation Department, which includes approximately 100 lawyers.
Before joining Hinshaw, Mr. Walsh served as a prosecutor for more than seven years in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. While there, he tried hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases, including more than 20 murder trials.
Additionally, Mr. Walsh was a Supervisor in the Felony Review Unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he was responsible for a team of Assistant State’s Attorneys who investigated, analyzed and approved felony cases throughout the city of Chicago.
Professional Affiliations :
- Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Board of Directors (2017)
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois Bar Association
- Chicago Inn of Court
- Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, Member, Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness (2007–2017)
- J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1992
- B.S., Business, Bradley University, 1989
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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