Most of our cases come to Willens & Baez from other lawyers – our peers “in the know” who trust us enough to handle personal injury and medical malpractice matters for their family members, friends, and clients.
Many cases come to us from previous clients. Below is a sampling of what others have said about our Personal Injury Law Firm – from former clients to referring attorneys – from law school professors to defense attorneys we have “done battle” with – from judges to heads of bar organizations and more:
I fell on a very slippery floor of a fast food restaurant where there was no wet floor sign visible. I dislocated my shoulder and tore my rotator cuff. Serious pain. I picked Willens Law because it was close to my job. I wasn’t referred. Matt took my case and treated me like I was a personal friend. He returned all of my calls the same day and usually within an hour. It never went to court. I received a large settlement within 9 months of filing the lawsuit. I would have been satisfied with half the amount. I highly recommend Willens Law to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer.
– Ed B, a former client
Willens Law Office was very attentive and accommodating during my case even with me leaving the area due to military reassignment. I highly recommend Mr. Willens and his team to anyone looking for legal assistance.
– Vernishia Renee, a former client
David was very good at keeping me up to date with what was going on and helping with every step throughout the entire process. I could not have asked for better representation.
– Jennifer B, a former client
When I had my accident 9 years ago, my family knew I needed a lawyer and they found and hired Matt immediately. As he learned about the details of my case, he immediately went back to the scene and started taking pictures of the evidence before the slumlord was able to destroy it, and gather eyewitness accounts of what happened (since the CPD didn’t bother to write a police report). It took just under 1 year, but he was able to have my case settled and had a check just after I had my last surgery. He was able to negotiate all of my medical bills down and get the most amount of money for me. He even kept a portion of the money in case any unknown medical bills came up, then sent it to me not long after. Matt was great and I would highly recommend him for any personal injuries you have in the future. If I still lived in Chicago and needed a personal injury lawyer again, I would call Matt.
– KB, a former client
When I had a car accident, I called Matt and he was easy to talk to, answered all of my questions, and he was tremendously helpful. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
– JD, a former client
I can’t thank you enough for how you were an absolute advocate for me. I could not have chosen anyone else that would have made me feel so “important” during all of the hearings and throughout the entire process. You are number one on my recommendation list for anyone needing legal advice in these matters. I know my family thanks you as well for taking such gentle care of me.
-E.D. a former client (after her successful arbitration)
Your professionalism, persistence and continued support let me and my family get through this very difficult time.
– M.W. a former client
Words cannot express how grateful I am for what you did for my son. It has been a difficult few years for him and your care and concern for him, not only as a client, but as a person has helped him learn to trust again. It’s obvious to me that you do your job with not just great ability, but with great heart.
– T.M. a former minor client’s mother
Matt has integrity and is an excellent attorney with tons of litigation experience – three key ingredients you should be looking for when selecting an attorney.
– M.C. an estate planning attorney
My deepest and most heartfelt sincere thank you for all of your efforts. You went above and beyond. I cannot thank you enough for all of your help. You are always in our prayers.
-P.M. a former client
What matters to us is identifying lawyers with experience who care about their clients. The kind of lawyers that return phone calls, explain things to the clients and get great results. We have sent a client to you and they have reported back to us that they got great service. Thanks for being a valued member of our community. We look forward to working with you often over the years.
-E.P. a referring lawyer
It has been several weeks since my settlement yet I cannot express the satisfaction of closing this chapter in my life… David Baez, is the most outstanding lawyer I have ever encountered in my life. His talent, personality, and professionalism is head and shoulders above 99% of most anyone. On behalf of my family I thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail on our case. It was not a very financial rewarding case for your practice but a case that insures the safety of the public. Life has no price.
-V.M. a former client
A few days after my auto accident I reached out to Matt at Willens & Baez. Matt took the time to explain to me how the overall process would work, and to be more concerned with my health rather than a settlement. Matt kept in constant communication with me during the entire recovery process, and kept me informed of the motives behind the insurance company’s urgency to settle, and why it was in my best interest to remain patient. Once I was recovered, Matt set reasonable expectations for a settlement and then beat those expectations by negotiating with, the auto insurance company to increase their offer, and my health insurance provider to reduce the amount they were owed to maximize the amount of the settlement I would receive. Matt and his staff did a great job, and I would recommend their services to anyone.
-D.B. a former client
Thank you for the role you have played in helping me get some closure and focus moving forward. My gratitude for believing in me and what you felt was the value of the case – to not settle for an amount I felt was so unfair – and to give us the chance to pursue a better outcome. And thank you for such a compelling closing argument and rebuttal – I think that helped seal the deal.
-J.S. a former client (after her successful jury verdict)
You know you’ve chosen a good firm when you go into mediation and the other side opens with, “You’ve chosen an excellent lawyer.” I’ve never once through this entire process doubted that fact. Every single person in the legal system I’ve spoken to speaks very highly of Willens Law…Having David and Matt by my side during mediation made me incredibly grateful for their negotiation skills and knowledge of the law. This firm took an experience that can be horrible and stressful and turned it into one where I never, for one moment, questioned if I was being taken care of or making the right choices…
-M.B. a former client (after her successful mediation)
I can’t tell you how comforting it was to talk with him (Matt Willens) – he sounds tough and thorough and I know we are in good hands.
-L.K. a current client (written to a referral source)
Thank you again for all that you have done for my family members. I know they are so happy right now – I am glad to hear it all worked out. As I mentioned to you, my aunt told me that she thought you did an excellent job. I look forward to continuing to refer clients, family and friends to you.
-A.M. a referring lawyer
After calling Willens Law I had an in-person meeting scheduled almost immediately. They were honest and kept me informed about the status of my personal injury case every step of the way. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, very trustworthy and great results.
-M.H. a former client
As a court reporter, I see personal injury attorneys at work on a daily basis. When I had my own personal injury case, I chose you to be my attorney. You brought my case to a prompt successful conclusion. I have no doubt that I made the right decision in hiring you. Thank you so much.
-L.C. a former client
I appreciate all of your expertise in my very favorable outcome at a very traumatic time in my life. I felt very comfortable with you from the very first time that we spoke on the phone once I realized that I was over my head versus the “Big” insurance companies. I would recommend you to everyone that is in the situation that I was in.
-K.K. a former client
I never want any of my friends/clients/family to get hurt but glad I have you guys on speed dial when I do.
-J.K. a referring lawyer
I have turned to Matt for advice on tricky issues when needed, and refer any and all Chicago area cases to his office. Matt is aggressive but caring – and extremely talented and skilled. If you are injured, particularly with a serious injury or even death, I cannot more highly recommend that you think carefully about who you hire, then hire Matt Willens.
-T.W. a referring lawyer
I just wanted to thank you and your team for your guidance and patience while helping me with my injury case. I’m sure you would say what you did was nothing…but it really was something. And it meant more than you know. Thank you again!
– A.B. a former client
Matt is a well-known PI attorney who consistently achieved great results for my clients. Importantly, he (and his team) have been very responsive to my clients’ inquiries and kept them informed about the progress of their cases.
– O.F. a referring lawyer
I really appreciate all the help you have given me in sorting out this matter. Should I, or anyone I know be in need of legal services, you will be the 1st person contacted.
– K.L. a former client
We thank you for all your help in our accident settlement. We had reached the end of out patience dealing with insurance and legal requirements. We found great relief placing the case in your capable hands. Thank you for bolstering our faith in the legal community. If we ever have friends or family that need your services, we will send them your way with no reservations!
– G and Y M. former clients
My mom said you were very helpful and gracious to her on the phone. I appreciate you taking the time to speak with her directly. Thank you very much, it means more than you know. – C.A., son of potential client I wanted to congratulate you on being selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Illinois!! I know it is deserved. I am glad that I don’t need your services, but if I did you would be the first person I would call because I know I could trust you and that you would be the best person to represent me on any person injury case.
– S.K. a peer
Wow, Matt! How do you do that? We are very satisfied with our settlement. Thank you very much for your hard work.
– L.K. a former client
Thank you so much for taking such good care of me. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate it. Thank you for all of you hard work!
– K.L. a former client
Thank You for helping me through this journey that I have experienced with my injury. At times I felt that it was a lost cause. However, you didn’t give up on us and got the job done. I am forever grateful.
– M.R. a former client
My wife and I would really like to thank you very much for everything you have done for us and for all of your hard work. I know it wasn’t easy at all dealing with those insurance companies but you did a great job.
– B.H. a former client
Thanks very much for handling my case and doing so much for me. People like you make the world a better place.
– M.T. a former client
Thank you for all you have accomplished with my case and I highly recommend your firm. My family and I wish you the best in all you do!
– D.G. a former client
You assisted in bringing much needed peace of mind back into my life.
– T.W. a former client
Thank you so much for the hard work you all did on my behalf. I appreciate your knowledge and advice. You made an unpleasant experience as easy for me as possible.
– T.W. a former client
Matt: Thank you for your work on my behalf. This was my first lawsuit and it went very smoothly with good results. I will recommend you to anyone who needs a Personal Injury Lawyer. Good luck and God bless.
– E.B. a former client
On behalf of LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, we congratulate you on your status as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. The AV Peer Review Rating serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and professional ability and is used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions. This honor is a reflection of your expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. You are part of a select group of Chicago area lawyers recognized for their legal abilities and professional ethical standards.
– C.D. VP, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
Matt displays remarkable dedication, persistence and judgment. He is aggressive, yet diplomatic in approach. He possesses a tremendous work ethic. He is also conscientious about his family and desires to keep them a focus in his life, which I admire. I am enriched by the time spent with Matt.
– D.C. a former defense attorney and insurance company executive
Congratulations on the victory a few weeks ago. Always nice to see somebody take an unreasonable insurance company to task and prove them seriously wrong. Too many attorneys would have forced a settlement down their client’s throat when push came to shove. So many attorneys talk the talk but very few walk the walk. Keep up the hard work.
– P.H. a referring attorney
You are a great guy and consummate professional – a true cut above most attorneys
– J.A. a referring attorney
Matt Willens is in the league of premier Chicago personal injury attorneys. He has the knowledge and experience to handle the big cases. His professionalism, pleasant customer service and excellent results keeps him atop of the pack.
– A.Z. a referring attorney
I have worked with Matt in cases involving significant injuries and death cases with complex liability issues. His ability to accurately assess cases is uncanny. His resolve to stand by his evaluation and take matters to trial is unparalleled.
– D.F. a defense attorney
Thank you for being so helpful to me on the phone the other day. Thanks for the sound and honest advice you gave me, it was very helpful. We will keep your company on file,
just in case we will need a fine lawyer we know where to get help now if we need it.
– S.W. a woman that we were unable to offer our professional services to
Mr. Willens was excellent in his trial presentation.
– J.C. a former Cook County Judge
Willens Law never fails to impress! Great work!!
– M.L. a former client’s mother
Congratulations on your win today, it was very impressive. I learned so much over the past week. I am truly indebted to you. You changed your client’s life in a major way
– J.T. a judge’s clerk (currently a lawyer) after trial
I find Matt to be a very hard worker, incredibly bright and the type of person that when someone gives him a problem, it is no longer theirs – it is his.
– M.H. a defense attorney
You are a true gentleman. Too often people in our line of work forget that we are dealing with other human beings and forego civility. You are definitely a cut above the rest.
– T.C. a defense attorney
Matt, Thank you so much!! You are amazing. We really appreciate all your hard work. I will recommend you to everyone I know that may need your services. Thanks again.
– J.C. a former client
Thank you for another semester of dedicated teaching and leadership for our trial advocacy students. I ran into many of your students at the law school and they commented on the valuable experience they gained under your direction.
– Z.H. a clinical professor of law
Thank you very much for teaching my class. I asked my students for their reactions to the session. All of them were very enthusiastic about how practical, informative and interesting your teaching was. I’m so glad that I can provide an expert like you for my students.
– W.E. a professor of law at Kent Law School
Thank you so much for being part of the “What Do Lawyers Do?” panel. The students found the presentation very informative and helpful. Our outstanding and accomplished alumni remain one of Loyola’s greatest strengths, and the law school grows stronger every year as alumni like you return to share their experiences with our students. We know how busy you are, and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to give back to the current law students.
– Loyola University Chicago School of Law
What truly impresses me about Matt is that his ethics are beyond reproach. He is well respected by his peers for his personable and professional demeanor no matter how contentious the case may be.
– M.S. an attorney
He is very comfortable in a courtroom setting. He relates well with juries. He is confident, competent and energetic. He is an honest individual, one with integrity. He fights the good fight.
– M.S. an attorney that opposed Matt at trial
Matt was a fierce advocate for the plaintiff. On the other hand, he was able to walk that line between being a fierce advocate and being a professional that one could respect. Matt’s demeanor in Court was outstanding and presented huge problems for me. His ability to aggressively pursue points but come across as being very low-key forced me to change strategy at points.
– R.R. an attorney that opposed Matt at trial
Matt is a tireless and dedicated attorney who brings passion and good judgment to his work.
– The Law Bulletin Publishing Company
You’ve achieved a great result. Thanks for your work on this matter.
– B.F. a referring attorney
Congratulations on your admission to Illinois Super Lawyers! It is a prestigious honor granted to only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state and is a great indicator of peer recognition and professional achievement in your primary area of legal expertise. Your inclusion into this esteemed list distinguishes you as a highly motivated leader dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the field of law. Well done and I wish you continued success in the future!
My wife and I are extremely pleased with the legal services of Willens & Baez. Your firm is extremely professional and you made my wife and I feel very confident that our legal needs were being met as our case progressed. From the beginning, you were very honest and up front with what fees we would face as well as the realistic expectations for us in terms of what our settlement may produce. Additionally, you and your associates were very accessible if we had any questions and knowing that we had no experience with this type of situation, were also extremely patient if we had questions or needed clarification on anything. If anyone were to seek a recommendation from my wife and me for legal representation in a civil matter, I would highly recommend Willens & Baez.
– C.S. a former client
You are an excellent attorney and your clients are fortunate to have your representation…in addition to working with a good human being.
– J.R. a defense and referring attorney
Congratulations on being voted as one of the top 100 attorneys in Illinois! Huge accomplishment for you and your office. IICLE is proud to be working with you.