Matthew P. D'Avanzo focuses on health care law, with a concentration in medical malpractice defense. He has defended numerous cases relating to medical malpractice and the Nursing Home Care Act. Prior to Johnson & Bell, Mr. D'Avanzo gained experience from working at two personal injury plaintiffs' law firms, including Levin & Perconti.
In addition to his health care law practice, Mr. D’Avanzo has successfully participated in jury trials, summary judgments and dismissals on cases involving false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. He also has handled the defense of a class action case brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Mr. D'Avanzo holds a B.A. in Economics & Business with a minor in Political Science from Kalamazoo College and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While attending Loyola, he received a certificate in trial advocacy. He was also a member of the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court team.
Mr. D'Avanzo is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and The Justinian Society, and has been named an Illinois Rising Star from 2015-2022. He has been included in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.