About Us


We are civil trial attorneys skilled in the defense of claims involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death. We have tried cases to verdict in Cook County, McLean County, and Madison County, Illinois. Our practice includes the defense of product manufacturers, distributors and contractors, as well as premises owners, in product liability, construction defect, and toxic tort claims.  Our experience ranges from aviation to asbestos, and our talents have been utilized in matters as diverse as the defense of employers and not-for-profit organizations in sexual abuse cases, to defending long term care facilities and health care liability claims.

With offices in Chicago and Edwardsville, our lawyers are available throughout the States of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. We regularly appear in Cook County, Peoria County, McLean County, Madison County, and St. Clair County courts in Illinois. Additionally, we have counsel licensed in the State of Missouri to defend cases in the Metro St. Louis courts, as well as attorneys experienced in jurisdictions in Indiana. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality legal service, while producing results in a cost-effective and timely fashion.


Matushek Nilles LLC has defended thousands of complex mass toxic tort and product liability cases, including multi-party personal injury and property damage claims involving asbestos exposure, benzene, silica and toxic fumes, as well as aviation cases, automotive parts and construction defect claims. We share our wealth of experience and leverage our long-standing relationships with opposing counsel to your benefit. We also recognize that our role is to help you reduce and eliminate claims, and provide risk management counseling in addition to our proficiency in the defense of litigation.

We have the capability to effectively handle complex matters of large liability exposure. We have tried cases to verdict in Cook, McLean and Madison County, Illinois, and we have earned the respect of our opponents as well as our peers.

We back up our results; our firm is well-versed in appellate practice to preserve your rights on appeal with a proven track record of success in the Illinois Appellate Courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Indiana Appellate and Supreme Court.


Matushek Nilles LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity. Respect for the dignity and worth of each individual is one of our basic tenants. We promote the advancement of the best lawyers without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability, to create a team environment that benefits our clients and allows our employees to thrive in a positive atmosphere.