Matt's Areas of Practice
Matt has a wealth of experience and knowledge. He can assist in a variety of legal matters, including in the areas outlined below. Contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 248-9123 to schedule a free consultation. Please note that contacting Matt via phone or email does not itself establish an attorney-client relationship.
Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination
Matt specializes in representing individuals who have faced discrimination (including discrimination based on race, gender, religion, pregnancy, disability, or age), racial and sexual harassment, and retaliation. He prosecutes claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 United States Code Section 1981, 42 United States Code Section 1983, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Civil Rights Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley anti-whistleblower retaliation provisions, among other claims.
Matt also assists employees with non-discrimination related employment matters. Matt prosecutes wage and hour or overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, as well as claims for unpaid bonuses. He represents employees seeking relief from onerous non-compete or non-solicitation agreements. He assists employees negotiating employment contracts or severance agreements. Whether you are seeking to pursue a claim in court, or simply want an attorney to review an agreement and offer feedback before you sign, Matt can help.
Matt spent two years as a staff law clerk at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where he learned the basics of appellate advocacy directly from some of America's most respected judges. He has applied these lessons in private practice, where he has amassed a wealth of appellate experience and success. He knows how to draft a compelling appellate brief and deliver a persuasive oral argument.
Matt's broad experience in civil litigation is not limited only to employment and civil rights laws. His experience includes, among many other things, prosecuting claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, tortious interference with contract or prospective economic advantage, fraud, and defamation. In addition, he is available to serve as Illinois local counsel in matters where lead counsel is from out of state.