Matthew Witsman

Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Healthcare

Medical Malpractice Defense

Office Locations:

Springfield, IL

Phone: 217.522.8822

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts-Psychology (magna cum laude), University of Dayton, 2014

Year Joined Firm

2017

 

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Matt’s practice is focused on civil defense litigation, professional liability defense, and healthcare law. In the healthcare area, he works with hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare organizations on statutory and regulatory matters, including the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. Additionally, Matt’s practice includes defending physicians in cases claiming medical malpractice, advising small businesses and healthcare providers on cybersecurity and data privacy, and general tort litigation defense.

Matt is a native of Springfield, IL, who returned to Illinois in 2017 after graduating from Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, Matt was the Managing Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of International & Comparative Law. Matt served as summer Judicial Extern for the Honorable Sue E. Myerscough of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois in 2015. In 2016, he spent the summer as a legal intern in the Department of Athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he assisted the University on various risk management issues and researched legal issues concerning University policies, NCAA compliance, and intellectual property. Matt graduated from the University of Dayton, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Notre Dame Alumni Association of Central Illinois