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Matthew J. Fischer concentrates his practice on complex litigation, with a particular focus on product liability, mass tort and energy-related disputes.
He has experience in:
-Complex commercial litigation
-Personal-injury cases involving catastrophic loss
-Civil conspiracy litigation
-False Claims Act litigation
In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. Fischer serves as national counsel to multiple clients, with responsibility for the development, coordination and implementation of overall defense strategy. He has also served as settlement counsel in numerous cases.
Mr. Fischer has tried cases in multiple jurisdictions around the country. He has defended product liability suits involving:
-Industrial insulation and other building product
-Agricultural and construction equipment
-Original equipment supplied to the automotive and trucking industry
Mr. Fischer has litigated a variety of energy-related disputes in Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Kansas and Wyoming.
He has also served as an arbitrator in an AAA administered arbitration.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Year of Birth: 1967
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., with honors, 1994, Order of the Coif, Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Finance, with honors, 1989
Mr. Fischer has successfully represented a class of minorities subjected to racial profiling by a local municipality and dozens of low-income citizens through a street-side legal clinic on Chicago's far north side.
Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation
Illinois Super Lawyers, General Litigation
Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Publishing Company: Named in Class Action/Mass Tort Defense; Products Liability Defense Law
Published Legal Writing:
"Defeating the Claims of Asymptomatic and Unimpaired Plaintiffs," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (3d Quarter 1997)
"The Equal Access to Justice Act: Are The Bankruptcy Courts Less Equal Than Others?" 94 Michigan Law Review 2248 (1994)
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila was established in 2016 to drive exceptional results and provide elite legal services with value-based pricing. Lean by design, their highly experienced and diverse team is intensely focused on solving their clients’ legal problems as business problems.
Additional Office Locations:
San Francisco, New York