Matthew D. Ports

Matthew D. Ports

Attorney
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
872-225-0195
800-721-8055
Email:
American Board of Trial Advocates
Leading || Lawyers || Bruce R. Pfaff|| selected 2017 ||The nations top Lawyers || Based upon a survey of their peers

Matthew Ports has dedicated his entire career representing those killed and injured by the negligence of others. Matt started working with Bruce Pfaff immediately out of law school and became partners with Bruce and Mike in January 2008. Matt regularly represents the victims of medical malpractice, defective products, construction negligence, auto collisions and other unsafe or dangerous conditions. He has prosecuted cases in both state and federal court and represented plaintiffs throughout the Chicagoland area, many of Cook County's collar counties and throughout Central Illinois, including Peoria and Tazewell Counties.

"Being able to focus on a small number of significant cases with the intention of taking every case to verdict allows Bruce, Mike and me to maximize the recovery for each of our clients in all our cases." Matt Ports

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Negligence
  • Auto Collisions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Legal Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

Honors and Awards

  • Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, 2014
  • Named to the Leading Lawyers Network, 2013 - 2017
  • Named to Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017
  • Named a Rising Star by Illinois SuperLawyers, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Constitutional Society
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, CBA/Young Lawyers Section – Co-Chair of the Tort Litigation Committee, 2005 - 2006
  • Illinois Trial Attorneys Association
  • ITLA, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2014 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Literacy Chicago, Associate Board Member/Volunteer, 2004 - 2008
  • Literacy Chicago, President, 2006 - 2008
  • Literacy Chicago, Co-Chair of Literacy Chicago's 2006 Well-Read Ball
  • Midtown School for Boys Tutoring Program, Volunteer/Tutor, 2001 - 2004