Matthew Hammer

Matthew Hammer

Matthew handles litigation and employment matters including FELA, commercial litigation, professional malpractice, insurance coverage and appellate/post judgment litigation for a wide range of clients from railroads and heavy manufacturers to privately held LLC's and individuals.

Prior to joining Daley Mohan Groble, Matthew was a litigation associate with Donohue, Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC where he concentrated his practice in commercial litigation, appeals, product liability and professional negligence. Matthew started his career in the Illinois Attorney General's Office where he defended employers and individual managers against employment torts, discrimination claims, and retaliation claims under ยง1983, ADA, Title VII and the Human Rights Act and also defended agency regulatory decisions on administrative appeal.


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • James Madison College at Michigan State University, B.A. International Relations, 2006
  • University of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge UK, 2003
    • Certificate in International Relations


  • Illinois, 2009


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central & Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel


  • Co-editor, Illinois Association for Defense Trail Counsel (IDC) Survey of Local Government Law Cases, 2/2012
  • Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, IDC Committee Newsletter 11/2012
  • Discretionary Immunity Under the Tort Immunity Act, IDC Monogram (pending publication)
  • Employee Handbooks and At-Will Employment in Illinois, IDC Survey of Law (pending publication)


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