Matthew S. Clark


PHONE (847) 261-0700
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Illinois Office
6300 N. River Road
Suite 121
Rosemont, IL 60018

Matthew Clark practices law in both state and federal court throughout Indiana and Illinois. Since joining Clark Johnson & Knight, Ltd., his cases focus in the areas of civil rights defense and negligence claims against municipalities, police departments, governmental officials, police officers, mayors, board members, prosecutors, schools, and all officials and departments involved in local and county governments. Matt has had great success in both the court room at the motion and trial stage of civil litigation and the appellate level.

Most often, Matt represents municipalities and officials in areas of civil liability claims including Section 1983 constitutional law claims involving use of force and false arrest, employment litigation practices including Title VII and investigations by the EEOC and Department of Labor, and negligence claims involving trip and falls on governmental properties. However, he defends claims against private entities involving general civil liability including construction negligence cases and worked with not-for-profit organizations. Matt has given speeches and training for clients in civil rights and employment law.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt started in the court rooms of Juvenile Court representing abused and neglected children handling thousands of cases in front of the Chief Judge and helping create a civil rights division to fight for their rights. Also, he served as staff attorney for the Department of Human Rights setting precedent for employment practices and learning the intricacies of how state government works.

Since joining the firm in 2000, Matt developed a diverse practice with create success at the motion stage obtaining the grants of motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment provided for cost-effective results for clients, while also creating law for others. However, as necessary, Matt has had success in trials and at the appellate courts in both state and federal court. He is mindful of the objectives of each clients and puts forth a defense in mind for each client, keeping the client informed and apart of each case assigned. At the firm, Matt serves as the managing partner and handles administrative duties with the other partners.