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   3Matthew J. MaddoxSpringfield(217) 753-1133mmaddox@quinnjohnston.commmaddox@quinnjohnston.comQuinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulowww.quinnjohnston.comwww.quinnjohnston.commaddoxmatthew.jpgMedical Malpractice Defense LawPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProfessional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/FinancialProfessional Negligence (Including physician and attorney malpractice)Automobile NegligenceRailroad LitigationInsurance Coverage and Analysis Litigation
Matthew J.
Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo
400 S 9th St Ste 102
Springfield IL 62701
Ph.(217) 753-1133 Fx.(217) 753-1180Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Medical Malpractice Defense Law    Professional Negligence (Including physician and attorney malpractice)
Personal Injury Defense Law: General    Automobile Negligence
Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial     Railroad Litigation
    Insurance Coverage and Analysis Litigation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Maddox joined Quinn Johnston in 2001 and concentrates his practice defending claims of professional negligence and other personal injury defense. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict in various negligence cases involving products liability, FELA, ERISA, farm liability, and legal malpractice. He has also extensive experience in jury trials in medical negligence cases including claims involving general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecologic surgery, primary care, podiatry, and psychiatric claims. These trials have taken place throughout the state and federal courts in downstate Illinois.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1987
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1985

Year of Birth:  1956

Law School:  Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota,  J.D., 1983

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S., agricultural economics, 1978

Representative Clients:  
    ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company
    The Doctors Company
    Canadian National Railroad
    Podiatry Insurance Company of America
    General Casualty
    Country Companies

Employment History:  Hinshaw & Culbertson, 1988 - 2001

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Lincoln Douglas Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
      • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished® Peer Review Rating
      • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Medical Malpractice Defense Law and Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Published Legal Writing:  
  • "Section 2-1117 and the Minimally Culpable Defendant," (co-author), IADC Quarterly, Spring 2003

Legal Lectures:  
  • "Defense of Automobile Liability Cases," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • "Liability Exposure for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants," Illinois State Medical Society
  • "Defense of Repetitive Stress Injury Cases," Association of American Railroads
  • "Defense of Medical Malpractice Cases," Podiatry Insurance Company of America
  • "Available Privileges in Hospital Setting"
  • Presentation to Illinois Provider Trust/Illinois Risk Management Association Annual Meeting, 2008

Firm Description:  
    Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, with offices in Peoria and Springfield, Illinois, provides dedicated, experienced counsel and litigation for individual and corporate clients. Its mission is to provide quality counsel and aggressive representation to clients in an ethical and civil manner. The firm solves legal issues when they arise, and helps its clients avoid situations that may become problems. The firm provides a wide breadth of defense and litigation services with particular emphasis on healthcare law, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, products liability, and personal injury, as well as commercial litigation and business law.

    Handling business and commercial matters, insurance law, and litigation defense matters ranging from personal injury to civil rights defense, our lawyers take special pride in their ability to meet clients' needs, resolve issues, and work for the best possible outcome.

Additional Office Locations:  

Peoria Office
227 NE Jefferson
Peoria, Illinois 61602
Phone 309-674-1133
Fax 309-674-6503

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