Matthew C. De Re

Mr. De Re advocates for both plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in state and federal trial and appellate courts. His practice areas include class action, corporate, commercial, consumer fraud, general civil, product liability, personal injury, and other complex litigation. He also represents professionals, such as physicians, dentists, nurses, insurance producers, and real estate brokers, before state and federal agencies, including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Department of Insurance. In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Mr. De Re assists individuals and corporations in transactional matters.

Mr. De Re has experience in all phases of litigation, including extensive discovery and substantive motion practice. He has assisted in the defense of individuals and companies in cases involving personal injury, employment, and civil rights. Mr. De Re has also vigorously pursued recovery for plaintiffs in numerous civil matters. Prior to joining Zimmerman Law Offices, he served as a Law Clerk for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Mr. De Re graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in both political science and history. He earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. While in law school, he received academic awards and appeared on the Dean’s List multiple times. He also served two years on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association and was the Associate Managing Editor for the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.

Mr. De Re is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
    • J.D. – 2014
    • Honors:
      • Dean’s List
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Law Review: Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Associate Managing Editor, 2013 – 2014
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.S. – 2011
    • Double Major: Political Science and History

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

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