MATTHEW S. MCLEAN, a Shareholder with the Firm, focuses his practice in the areas of property subrogation and warehouse legal liability. He litigates property damage cases arising out of product liability, construction defect, negligent workmanship and cargo liability. Matthew also represents numerous public warehouses in contract disputes, general liability, and enforcement of warehousemen liens.
Litigating property subrogation matters across the United States, Matthew has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients via first chair trial victories, mediations, and negotiations. He has published numerous litigation guidelines including an overview of the effect of contractual damage limitations on property damage claims. Matthew has also presented seminars on topics including deposition preparation for subrogation adjusters, the effective investigation of cargo liability matters, and liability and coverage implications in Illinois premises liability claims.
Matthew is an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and was named a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and again in 2017. Matthew is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and State of Indiana as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Matthew is a summa cum laude graduate of Illinois State University (B.A.) and a cum laude graduate of The John Marshall Law School (J.D.) where he was a member of The John Marshall Law Review.
Garba v. W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co., No. 75A04-1611-PL-2546, 2017 Ind. App. Unpub. LEXIS 603 (Ct. App. May 16, 2017)
Willekes v. Serengeti Trading Co., Civil Action No. 13-7498 (ES) (MAH), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129404 (D.N.J. Sep. 21, 2016)
H. Kramer & Co. v. CDN Logistics, Inc., No. 13 CV 5790, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94254 (N.D. Ill. July 11, 2014)