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Matthew Passen

Matthew Passen focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death actions.  He maintains a national practice, although his law firm, Passen Law Group, is based in Chicago.  Mr. Passen has developed substantial experience and success, and been repeatedly recognized as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers publication.

Mr. Passen takes special pride in representing victims of serious burn injuries, understanding the severe nature of these injuries — physically, emotionally, and financially — and knowing that many of these tragic incidents should have been prevented.  He is familiar with the safety standards and regulations, which ought to apply, but are often ignored by corporate defendants.

Mr. Passen received his law degree in 2006 from DePaul University College of Law, graduating with the highest honors, Order of the Coif and summa cum laude.  He served as a member of the DePaul Law Review. Mr. Passen graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with a bachelors degree in Economics, magna cum laude.

He is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to personal injury and trial advocacy.  He serves on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division.  He is an officer with the Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section and a liaison to the American Bar Association Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

Mr. Passen is committed to giving back to the community.  He serves on the Young Professionals Board of the Chicago Bar Foundation, which mission is to preserve equal access to justice for all members of the community regardless of financial status.  He is also an Associate Board member for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the nation’s top rehabilitation hospital.  He previously served on the board of directors of the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Mr. Passen can be reached toll free at 866-293-2615 or via email at mpassen@burninjuryfirm.com.