Core Values in Action

"Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate." – Thomas Aquinas

Matthew Anderson is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on complex commercial matters.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Matt was an Associate at Donohue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth, where he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including professional malpractice, products liability, and employment matters. In addition, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Will County, where he successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials. Before becoming an attorney, Matt had a career in the software industry, combining artificial intelligence and knowledge management solutions to deploy self-serve customer service solutions.

Matt earned his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, his Master of Arts from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and his M.B.A. and law degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He continues to be involved with Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy.

Professional Activities: 

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Practice areas


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
M.B.A., Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business
M.A., Trinity International University
B.S., William Jewell College

State Bar Admissions


Federal Bar Admissions

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar)


The Law Offices of Robert R. Tepper

Teaching experience

Loyola University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (January 2018 - Present)