ABOUT THE FIRM

 

Matthew L. McBride III, the Firm’s founder and Principal, is honored to have been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Illinois each year from 2012-2017. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, and rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation, and peer review by practice area.

Super Lawyers named Mr. McBride to the list based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. These factors include: verdicts, settlements, and transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certification; position within law firm; bar and other professional activity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.

With over twenty years of experience, Mr. McBride began his legal career as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney. Mr. McBride acquired the skills necessary to litigate in a fast-paced environment where every case counted. Rising quickly through the ranks, he was assigned to handle an average of thirty cases per day before the Division’s Presiding Judge. This experience drove him to enter private practice as a civil litigator.  Mr. McBride has first-chaired 18 jury trials to verdict and tried hundreds of bench trials.  During the majority of his legal career, he also represented his Brother Brian McBride, a former professional athlete and U.S. Men’s National Team soccer player.  

Representing Fortune 500, Small Businesses, and Individuals

In 2005, Mr. McBride joined a prestigious boutique litigation Firm in Chicago as the Senior Associate. There, he handled considerable litigation on behalf of, and against, Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial matters. Many of these matters involved multi-million dollar property damage claims. In addition, Mr. McBride has prosecuted and defended catastrophic personal injury claims, including wrongful death. This experience and versatility allows him to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in an array of complex matters in both state and federal courts.

In addition to being admitted to practice law in Illinois and Nebraska, Mr. McBride is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and has litigated in many federal district courts throughout the Country including Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Virginia. He possesses over twenty years of litigation experience, along the way representing large corporations, small businesses, and individuals alike. Mr. McBride has tried hundreds of bench trials and first-chaired numerous jury trials to verdict in state and federal court.

Our Definition of Success

Although sometimes trial is a necessity, McBride Law Offices, P.C. recognizes that “success” is usually not achieved through lengthy litigation.  Rather, true “success” is primarily achieved by identifying goals early in the attorney-client relationship, reaching those goals as quickly as possible, and keeping costs to a minimum. While no lawyer can guarantee how litigation will proceed, McBride Law Offices, P.C. will seek to craft a path to “success” with those ideals in mind.

If you or your business has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit, is under threat of legal action, or you wish to determine what legal rights may be available to pursue others, our Firm can help. Please e-mail Mr. McBride at mmcbride@mcbridelawpc.com or call 847-394-3300 for a free telephone consultation and find out why McBride Law Offices, P.C., conveniently located in Arlington Heights, is “The Downtown Firm in the Suburbs.”

Matthew L. McBride III Bio:

Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1992

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Admitted Pro Hac Vice)
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (Admitted Pro Hac Vice)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (Pro Hac Vice)

State Bar Admissions

  • Illinois (1996)
  • Nebraska (1999)