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The Chicago injury law firm of Willens & Baez is dedicated to representing individuals and their families in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death matters. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients and our professional integrity when representing individuals who are going through an often painful and difficult time in their lives.

We are more than just a team of top-rated lawyers in Chicago – we are your dedicated allies, in and out of court.

Our Team

Matt Willens

Founding Attorney

The firm’s founder, Attorney Matthew Willens, is recognized nationally and by the Illinois legal community as the Best of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois. For instance, nationally, he has been selected for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel – The Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys. In Illinois, he is rated best and voted best by his peers, year after year.

Matt is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Personal Injury Law and a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer” – an honor given to less than 1% of Illinois lawyers.  While a majority of Illinois accident lawyers regularly attend legal seminars to learn from a top law firm in the personal injury field, Mr. Willens is frequently a speaker at them.  If you ask Mr. Willens what his firm does to receive so many honors and accolades, he’ll tell you, “We just care more.”

Attorney David A. Baez, a Chicago personal injury trial lawyer, joined Willens & Baez in 2014 as an associate and was promoted to Partner in 2019. David began his legal career working as an insurance defense lawyer. Before joining Willens Law Offices, Mr. Baez worked for a Chicago law firm that represented insurance companies in personal injury cases.

David A. Baez has become an award-winning personal injury lawyer, racking up millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for the firm’s clients. Because of his tireless dedication to his personal injury clients, he was selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list for the past two years. Each year, no more than 2.5% of Illinois lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

David B. Menchetti is “Of Counsel” to Willens & Baez. He concentrates his practice in the representation of injured workers throughout Illinois before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts.

He has been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America and has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer. He is also listed in Who’s Who in American Law. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association has presented him the President’s Award.

Mr. Menchetti graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (JD) and attained an undergraduate degree (BA) with distinction from Stanford University.

Our Team

Nancy Luchini

Law Firm Manager

Nancy Luchini, a graduate of Chicago’s own DePaul University, has 20 years of experience in information technology operations and business management. At Willens & Baez, she’s a jack of all trades and has many responsibilities with the firm. Nancy’s expertise results in high office efficiency.  Nancy’s compassion leads to outstanding client satisfaction. [Read More]


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