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Matthew D. Ports

Matthew D. Ports


Super Lawyers Michael T. Gill 5 Years
Super Lawyers Matthew D. Ports


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."

Areas Of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

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


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

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 to 2006
  • Illinois Trial Attorneys Association
  • ITLA, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2014 to Present

Honors and Awards

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

Pro Bono Activities

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