Matthew M. Gannon

Location : Chicago, Illinois

Fax : 312-977-0795

Email : E-mail Me

Matthew M. Gannon concentrates his practice in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, construction negligence, and workers’ compensation.

Matthew has repeatedly earned excellent results for his clients. His long record of winning verdicts in complex cases and securing seven and eight figure settlements has earned him a reputation as one of the top personal injury attorneys in Illinois. In 2023, Matthew was recognized as one of Illinois “40 Attorneys Under 40” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

In every year that Matthew has been an attorney, he has been selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer, an honor bestowed to less than 2% of all attorneys licensed in Illinois. In 2015, Matthew was appointed to the Board of Advocates by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He was also elected to the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, a position he has held since 2016.

Matthew recently obtained a $4.6 million verdict in a medical malpractice trial for a grandmother who experienced complications during an angiogram procedure. Matthew also obtained a $2.5 million verdict in a product liability case for the family of a 20-year-old who was killed in a pole-vaulting accident.

Matthew is a third-generation union member. During and post-college, he operated heavy equipment as a Local 150 Operating Engineer. He has extensive experience representing the labor community and has dedicated his practice to serving union members throughout the country.

Matthew is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, where he attended on a football scholarship. Matthew received his law degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law, where he excelled in the advanced trial advocacy program.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Negligence
  • Workers’ Compensation


  • University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
  • Merrimack College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Media Engagements

  • CBS news discussing  Medical Malpractice case –
  • Davenport, IA Building Collapse –