Matthew Kaufmann has dedicated his practice to defending owners and operators of commercial motor vehicles, including semi-trucks and school buses, in transportation cases involving catastrophic injury and tort litigation. He has a solid understanding of the legal framework in which these companies operate, including the Department of Transportation rules, and the nuances and common issues that arise in this type of litigation. Having successfully resolved many lawsuits involving severe accidents, including through mediation, Matthew helps his clients understand their situation and guides them through this difficult process.
Bringing extensive experience and a particular interest in medical causation issues, Matthew is especially proficient at discussing medical issues with experts and deposing care providers. He leverages his medical knowledge related to injury accidents and strong attention to detail when reviewing medical records and arguing medical causation issues. With a background in dealing with and deposing doctors and trucking experts, he can foresee what questions may be asked and thoroughly prepares his clients for depositions.
- Oregon, 2021
- Washington, pending
- Illinois, 2015
- U.S. District Court, District of Illinois, 2021
- The John Marshall Law School – J.D., 2015
- Loyola University of Chicago – B.A. in History, minor in Economics, cum laude, 2011
- Defense Research Institute (Member)
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Chapter Co-Author (Choice of Law Issues in International Disputes), “International Litigation: Defending and Suing Foreign Parties in the U.S. Courts,” Tom Stillwell, revised by Mark E. Wojcik (2021)
- Student Chapter Editor (Ocean Dumping), “The ABCs of Environmental Regulation,” 3d edition, Joel B. Goldstein Ph.D., revised by Albert I. Telsey, et al (Spring 2016)
INTO THE WOODS WITH HIS DOG AND A CAMERA
Matthew spends most of his free time hiking in the woods with his four-year-old German Shepherd. While he grew up in Chicago, he wanted to move to the Pacific Northwest after seeing many nature documentaries filmed here. He and his wife drove across the country to make the move and are now enjoying hikes in the Mt. Hood area and around Mt. St. Helens. As a recreational photographer, Matthew often takes his camera with him on hikes to capture nature shots. It’s something he picked up from his dad who is a professional photographer.