Title: Trial Lawyer
Company: Rapoport, Weisberg & Sims PC
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Matthew S. Sims, Trial Lawyer at Rapoport, Weisberg & Sims PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in personal injury litigation.
Since 2014, Mr. Sims has excelled with Rapoport, Weisberg & Sims PC, Chicago, where he represents victims in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has litigated cases in jurisdictions across the country and has tried cases to verdict in several states. Mr. Sims has prospered handling high-profile and complex cases, including traumatic brain injury cases, explosions, commercial trucking accidents, defective product cases, construction injuries, medical malpractice, and commercial aviation crashes, recovering millions of dollars for his clients.
Mr. Sims obtained a Bachelor of Arts in history from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Illinois in 2006 and continued his education with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the John Marshall Law School at the University of Chicago in 2009. He clerked for the firms Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. and Corboy & Demetrio 2007 to 2009 and excelled as a personal injury attorney Steven J. Morton and Associates in Chicago from 2009 to 2010 and with civil litigation firm Cassiday Schade LLP from 2010 to 2014.
Attributing his success to his mentors that he had along the way who supported and guided him, Mr. Sims considers his career highlight his prosecution of an industrial lead poisoning event incident at a very large shipyard on the Great Lakes that ultimately led the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to change industry exposure standards. In the coming years, he sees himself continuing his work as a trial lawyer and continuing to help people who have gone through terrible events in life. Additionally, he hopes to start mentoring younger lawyers.
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