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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.

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J.Matthew Thompson, of Morton, has more than a decade of experience in medical malpractice defense and healthcare litigation, earning the distinction of being named an Illinois Emerging Lawyer and Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly and serves on the Illinois Cancer Care Young Leaders’ Board.

Matthew Warner, of Morton, will focus his practice in the litigation practice group. An honors graduate, De Paul University School of Law, he previously served as an Assistant Peoria County State’s Attorney, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases, trying multiple cases to verdict.

Betsy Wirth, of Springfield, has 10 years’ experience both defending personal injury lawsuits and handling family law matters. She has earned the distinction of the AVVO Rating Excellent and being named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star.

“We regularly review the trending needs of our clients and evaluate the experience and capabilities of the Quinn Johnston teams that serve them. The experiences and diverse concentrations that these attorneys bring will further strengthen and broaden our client support” said John Kamin, Managing Partner at Quinn Johnston.

About Quinn Johnston

Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo has built a reputation as a leading provider of comprehensive legal services. The firm advocates on behalf of its clients ranging from private individuals to large business entities. With 23 lawyers in offices in Peoria and Springfield, Illinois, the firm represents clients with a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to, transactional law, civil litigation and healthcare. The firm’s website can be found at

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