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   3Matthew B. SmithPeoria(309) 674-1133msmith@quinnjohnston.commsmith@quinnjohnston.comQuinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulowww.quinnjohnston.comwww.quinnjohnston.comsmithmatthew.jpgMedical Malpractice Defense LawProfessional Negligence (Including physician malpractice)Healthcare Law
Matthew B. Smithmsmith@quinnjohnston.com
Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulohttp://www.quinnjohnston.com
227 NE Jefferson Ave
Peoria IL 61602
Ph.(309) 674-1133 Fx.(309) 674-6503
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Medical Malpractice Defense Law    Professional Negligence (Including physician malpractice)
    Healthcare Law
County:  Peoria
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Smith joined Quinn Johnston in 1993 and devotes all of his practice to defending doctors and healthcare providers against medical malpractice claims. Matt represents the full spectrum of healthcare professionals, from highly specialized physicians and nurses to administrators. He has obtained successful outcomes for his clients through jury trials, dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1993
Iowa, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1997
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1994


Year of Birth:  1967

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1993
Law School Honors/Involvement:  
Chicago Moot Court Team, 1991-1992
University of Illinois Law Review, 1991-1993


Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S., architecture, 1990
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  High honors

Representative Clients:  
    Illinois Provider Trust
    UnityPoint Health (f/k/a Iowa Health System) ISMIE
    Kewanee Hospital
    Macon District Hospital
    Methodist Medical Center
    Pekin Hospital
    Proctor Hospital
    Trinity Medical Center


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys


  • Published Legal Writing:  
    "Defining Property in the Post Lucas World", University of Illinois Law Review, 443, 1994

    Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012-present
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, 2009-present


  • Firm Description:  
    Founded in 1945, Quinn Johnston provides comprehensive legal services to its clients ranging from private individuals to large business entities. With more than 25 lawyers in offices in Peoria and Springfield, the firm litigates cases and serves business clientele throughout Illinois. The firm's practice broadly covers the areas of business, civil litigation and healthcare.




    Additional Office Locations:  

    Springfield Office
    400 S. 9th Street, Ste 102
    Springfield, Illinois 62701
    Phone 217-753-1133
    Fax 217-753-1180

    1067815
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