53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1624
Chicago, Illinois 60604


Recently Published Writing

Limiting the general: How practitioners can (and should) use the ejusdem generis rule of construction in everyday practice, Trial Briefs, ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure, December 2017, Vol. 52, No. 5, pgs. 1-3.

McWilliams v. Dunn: An Unseemly Maneuver or a Necessary Compromise?, Mental Health Matters, September, 2017, Vol. 4, No. 1, pgs. 8-10.

A final court's not-so-final words, Illinois State Bar Association, Mental Health Matters, June, 2017, Vol. 3, No. 4, pgs. 1-3.

A resolution for 2017: Giving serious consideration to outpatient treatment, Illinois State Bar Association, Mental Health Matters, February 2017, Vol. 3, No. 3, pgs. 5-6.

Understanding the Role and Application of the Dead Man's Act in Disputed Estates and Trusts, Lake County Docket, January 2017, pgs. 12-14.

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Recent Speaking Engagements

"Learning to Live with the Dead-Man's Act", Presenter, Lake County Bar Association, 2017 Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar

"Mental Health Resources: Pathways to Help for Persons & Families in Crisis", Panelist, Chicago Bar Association, June 29, 2017

"Innovations in Mental Health Law", Presenter, Illinois State Bar Association, May 17, 2017

"Law and Psychiatry - The Role of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program." Panelist, Chicago Bar Association, April 13, 2017

"What to Consider When Considering Outpatient" - John Madden Mental Health, January, 2017

Interview with the Illinois State Bar Association regarding the Illinois Supreme Court decision in the matter of DeHart v. DeHart, May, 2013, Vol. 101, No. 5, pg. 222.

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The Practice

This office concentrates in litigating civil disputes in various counties and courts throughout Illinois. Specifically, Matthew R. Davison focuses on mental-health law, legal malpractice, disputed estates and trusts, and related fiduciary litigation.


I have a niche practice which allows me to immediately inform the client if we're a good fit or not. If we are, great. If not, I can offer a list of quality referrals for the area of law they may need. Meaning, my office accepts limited matters in select areas of law. Limited acceptance means maximum attention to current clients. I do not divide my attention among too many files. I will not let a client "slip through the cracks." It's a better way to do business.

— Matthew R. Davison