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Matthew J. Canna

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  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Notre Dame
    J.D. Chicago-Kent College of Law


Prior to joining Phillips Law Offices, Matt was a partner at a large Chicago law firm, where he had over fifteen years’ worth of experience litigating and defending negligence and commercial claims, including personal injury, products liability, premises liability, and intellectual property claims.  Given this experience, Matt brings a unique perspective to the firm, as he has an intimate understanding of the tactics and strategies used by defendants and their counsel. In 2019, Matt realized that his true legal calling was to represent injured people, and to protect them from the types of companies that he had seen on the defense-side.

Matt focuses on automobile and trucking negligence, construction negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death. He takes great pride in representing injured victims and working tirelessly to provide them the justice they deserve. 

Matt was born and raised in on the south side of Chicago, as were his parents (retired nurse and hospital administrator) and grandfathers (former Chicago fireman and foreman at an agricultural company).   Matt graduated from Marist High School before moving on to the University of Notre Dame where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Matt graduated from Chicago-Kent School of Law where he was a member of the Dean’s List. 

Matt currently resides in Western Springs with his wife and two young sons.  He is a volunteer youth baseball and basketball coach.  Matt previously served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Special Olympics.  He is also an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. 

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Northern District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Patent Office

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