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Matthew L. Johnson has practiced as a defense attorney for 16 years in personal injury, professional negligence, transportation and pharmacy liability issues. Mr. Johnson joined Johnson & Bell as a law clerk in 1995, and practiced as an associate from 1996 until 2002, when he was promoted to shareholder. Currently he serves as co-chair of Johnson & Bell's Health Care practice group.

Mr. Johnson belongs to many organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, the Chicago Bar Association, the Professional Liability Defense Federation and the Chicagoland Hospital Risk Management Society.

He has written and spoken on several topics related to his practice areas, including the defense of informed consent medical negligence lawsuits, the impact of medical record documentation errors on the defense of medical negligence lawsuits, and the so-called "Never Events" related to patient care in hospitals that have been deemed to result in non-reimbursable patient care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In his community, he’s active with several autism non-for-profits, including Autism Speaks and Have Dreams, dedicated to helping children with autism improve their abilities to learn, function independently and socialize.