Matt Cannon


Matt graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2017 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November 2017. While in law school, Matt was a member and team coach of his school’s Moot Court Honor Society and earned a CALI award for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy II. Matt was also selected to the Dean’s List in three of his semesters.

Primary Practice Focus

Matt joined Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates in 2015 as a law clerk prior to passing the Bar, and devotes his entire legal practice to representing injured workers.

In-Depth Look

During his first year of law school, Matt worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm specializing in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. During his second year of law school, Matt joined Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates as a law clerk for the firm’s lead trial team.

In his first year practicing law, Matt briefed, argued, and won in front of the Supreme Court of Illinois in a case involving the interpretation of the Illinois Distributor’s Statute. Matt successfully argued that the trial court had erred in dismissing the distributor of a faulty product which had collapsed, causing catastrophic injuries to the plaintiff. Matt also wrote and won the underlying appeal of the case with the Appellate Court.

In addition, Matt has briefed, argued, and won before the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Circuit Court of Will County, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District.

Prior to obtaining his J.D., Matt served in the United States Navy for over 10 years as a Hospital Corpsman. He earned his bachelor’s degree while still in the military, majoring in Psychology and graduating with honors.