Firm News


Danielle Luisi Joins Matushek Nilles LLC as an Associate

The firm recently welcomed Danielle Luisi, a seasoned associate with a wealth of experience in defending asbestos claims, to Matushek Nilles LLC's toxic tort team. 

Matushek Nilles LLC Welcomes Margaret Foster as a Partner

Margaret Foster joined Matushek Nilles LLC as a partner on April 10, 2017.  She has more than 28 years of experience in defending toxic tort claims. She serves as National Counsel for a manufacturer client with nationwide asbestos exposure claims. Margaret is a former President of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois.      

Vincenzo Chimera and Justin Garner Join Matushek Nilles LLC as  Associates

The Partners of Matushek Nilles LLC are pleased to announce that Vincenzo Chimera and Justin Garner joined the firm as associates in the Spring of 2017. Mr. Chimera and Mr. Garner previously worked as associates in Chicago area insurance defense firms.

                    Matushek Nilles LLC Co-sponsors Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

Matushek Nilles LLC was a proud co-sponsor of Perrin Conference's Spring Seminar:  Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation. The Conference is an acclaimed, neutral forum showcasing thought leaders from all perspectives within the legal industry, including Plaintiff and Defense attorneys, in-house counsel, insurance professionals, consultants, experts, and judges. It was held March 6-7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Ali P. Myhre Joins Matushek Nilles LLC as an Associate

On February 1, 2017, Ali P. Myhre joined Matushek Nilles LLC as an associate. Ms. Myhre earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota School of Law, where she had a dual concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and Health Law and Bioethics, and was a Best Brief Nominee in Moot Court Competition. She is a welcome addition to the firm's toxic tort practice group. 

 Amy Callaghan Advances to Partnership at Matushek Nilles LLC

Amy Callaghan advanced to the partnership at Matushek Nilles LLC on January 1, 2017. Previously, Ms. Callaghan had several years experience as an associate with Matushek Nilles LLC, successfully defending manufacturers in construction litigation and asbestos litigation in Illinois and Missouri. Ms. Callaghan was also recently selected as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyer.

Matushek a Featured Speaker at Perrin Conferences' National Asbestos Litigation Conference

On September 12, 2016, Ed Matushek spoke at Perrin Conferences' Asbestos Litigation Conference in San Francisco, California on "Settlement Dynamics and Negotiation Strategies: Ethical Considerations and Effective Strategies for Finding Middle Ground."  This highly acclaimed annual event assembled leaders in U.S. asbestos litigation, including many of the most prominent plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, in-house counsel, insurance professionals, risk managers, and scientific and medical experts. Matushek Nilles LLC was a co-sponsor of the conference, which was attended by nearly 600 registrants.

Danielle Bello joins Matushek Nilles LLC as an Associate

Danielle A. Bello joined Matushek Nilles LLC as an associate on September 6, 2016.  Ms. Bello previously worked in complex commercial litigation, and she is licensed in both Illinois and Arizona. 

Members of Matushek Nilles LLC selected as Rising Stars

Partners Brent Eisenberg and Amy Callaghan and associate Mike Martinez were recently named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyer, a distinction given to only the top 2.5% of lawyers.  

Brent Eisenberg Elevated to Partnership at Matushek Nilles LLC

Brent Eisenberg joined the partnership at Matushek Nilles LLC on July 1, 2016. Previously, Mr. Eisenberg had more than seven years experience as an associate with Matushek Nilles LLC, successfully defending manufacturers in asbestos litigation throughout the State of Illinois and Missouri. Mr. Eisenberg has achieved the highest rating, AV-Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell.


Matushek Nilles LLC Sponsors 2016 Race Judicata

Matushek Nilles LLC was proud to sponsor the 2016 Race Judicata, a 5K Run/Walk, benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation and our mission to ensure that the law works for everyone. This was the 22nd anniversary of the run, and  all proceeds from Race Judicata® went to the general operating costs of CVLS. More than 5,000 of Chicago's most active judges, lawyers, paralegals and other professionals joined us this year on September 15, 2016 to continue the important work of ensuring that the law works for everyone, not just those who can afford it.


Matushek Nilles LLC Sponsors 2016 FETTI Conference

Matushek Nilles LLC has again supported the 2016 National Forum for Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues ("FETTI") as a Gold Level Sponsor.  FETTI is a world-class seminar on a broad range of environmental issues with nationally recognized speakers.





This year's conference will be held from September 21 through September 23, 2016 at the Union League Club in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit  

Matushek Nilles LLC Receives Highest Rating

The firm of Matushek Nilles LLC has again been rated AV Preeminent  by its peers in Martindale-Hubbell, as have all of the firm's partners individually.   AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment -      a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Randy Smith Joins Matushek Nilles L.L.C. as a Partner 

Randy Smith, formerly of Schoen, Mangan & Smith, P.C., joined Matushek Nilles LLC as a partner on July 1, 2014. Mr. Smith has tried seven jury trials and five non-jury cases to verdict. He has represented an industrial insulation contractor in asbestos litigation throughout the State of Illinois for the past thirteen years with great success.

Matushek Nilles LLC Expands to Madison County Office

To better serve our existing clients in Southern Illinois and Missouri, on September 4, 2012, Matushek  Nilles LLC opened a branch office in Edwardsville, Illinois. This allows us to efficiently handle our cases in Madison County, Illinois and the Metro St. Louis area in Missouri. Located off Route 157, at 600 Country Club View, Suite 300, we are only minutes from the Madison County Courthouse, and a convenient drive to St. Louis City Court. Our branch office phone is 618-307-6005.