Matthew C. Jardine

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Office Location

200 W. Adams St.
Suite 2445
Chicago, IL 60606
Matthew C. Jardine is a proven litigator, with over 20 years of experience representing corporations in high-stakes litigation from coast to coast. He represents clients in a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts, including product liability, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation actions. He regularly defends national railroad companies in Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) lawsuits. He also serves as a high-level risk manager and strategic advisor to his clients.

Before joining Knight Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC., Matt was a partner in a national litigation firm, focusing on defending product manufacturers in cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automotive & trucking equipment and industrial machinery.

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation and Counseling
  • Environmental
  • Railroad/FELA
  • Transportation


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Four CALI Awards for highest grade
    • Law Review: Chicago-Kent Law Review, Member
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. – 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Past Positions


  • Named 2008 Illinois Rising Star – General Litigation, Illinois Super Lawyers

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Representative Clients

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Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Member

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