December 7, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney Matthew R. Buckley to the firm where he will practice product liability, and toxic and mass tort law in the Trial department. Buckley previously practiced at a small Chicago family law, personal injury and worker’s compensation law firm before joining Polsinelli Shughart.


“I’m very excited to join a premiere national law firm,” said Buckley. “I look forward to growing my practice and collaborating with an experienced team of trial attorneys in Chicago and across the country.”


Polsinelli Shughart’s Trial department is made up of nearly 200 trial attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The Toxic and Mass Tort group at Polsinelli Shughart has successfully defended tens of thousands of toxic and mass tort cases. The firm’s Product Liability group has been at the forefront of tort law for more than half a century.


Buckley joins the firm during an exciting period of growth. In the fiscal year 2011, the firm opened Dallas and Los Angeles offices and added more than 39 attorneys nationwide. The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli Shughart, “the third fastest growing law firm in the country.”


“We are very committed to the development of our young attorneys,” said Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “Matthew brings energy, enthusiasm and exuberance to the Chicago office and we’re pleased to have him join our team.”


Buckley earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2010, and received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Constitutional Law and Process. He earned his B.A. in English from Loyola University-Chicago in 2005, and was a member of the Rugby team.


When he is not practicing law or participating in sports leagues, Buckley volunteers with the Chicago Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes as a volunteer attorney. Buckley helps provide essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney.


“I’m really pleased to give back to the community in this way,” said Buckley. “Some of my cousins are police officers, firefighters and paramedics, and they provide untold services for Chicago. How could I not volunteer to give something back? I find the work very rewarding and fulfilling.”


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About Polsinelli Shughart


With 570 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients.  The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.