As Matthew Warner grew up in Metamora, family and friends told him he had the qualities of a great attorney – he was driven and competitive. As a young man he aimed to be a police officer, but ultimately he shared his family’s observations and pursued his law degree from DePaul University College of Law.
Upon graduation, Matt returned home to the Peoria area and worked as a State’s Attorney for Peoria County. He embraced the challenge of being a prosecutor and quickly moved through increasingly demanding opportunities. After trying more than 100 misdemeanor and felony cases, Matt was ready to broaden his experiences and take on new challenges.
Matt joined Quinn Johnston in 2018. Today he works with clients to leverage his prosecution experience to support their defense strategies in all areas of litigation including civil law, Section 1983, medical malpractice, personal injury and criminal defense.
Matt is a firearm enthusiast and outdoorsman. He lives with his wife and young son in Morton.
- Illinois State Bar
- United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
- Peoria County Bar Association
- Southern District of Illinois
- 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
- J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2015
- B.S., History/Political Science, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 2011
Named to Illinois’ Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Only two percent of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been licensed to practice for 10 years or less earn this distinction. 2020-2021
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Quinn Johnston announces new attorneys in Peoria and Springfield
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo is pleased to announce the addition of three lateral attorneys to its team. The firm welcomes J. Matthew Thompson as a partner and Matthew Warner as an associate attorney to its Peoria offices, and Betsy Wirth as an associate attorney to its Springfield offices.