Concentrating in personal injury litigation, insurance litigation, professional malpractice litigation, products liability litigation and catastrophic property damage litigation
Law School: University of Illinois, J.D., 1971
College: University of Michigan, B.A., 1967
Don M. Mateer is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the U.S. District (Federal Court), the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Mateer has tried jury cases in both state and federal courts for over 35 years. He continues his active practice representing individuals in personal injury cases, as well as, insurance companies and self insured companies in complex litigation. His cases include personal injury, professional malpractice, dram shop, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and wrongful death.
Mr. Mateer, in addition to his trial work, is an active arbitrator and mediator. He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and is an approved Mediator and Arbitrator for Winnebago County.
Mr. Mateer has been honored by his peers in several ways. He has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois, named a Super Lawyer in Illinois and is AV peer review rated (the highest rating available to lawyers). He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and served as Vice Chairman of the Trial Techniques Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as an Illinois State Assembly Representative. He is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association and has served as the Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Judicial Liaison Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.
Mr. Mateer has served as Chair of the Princeton Children’s Home, Chair of Protestant Community Services, Chair of Bethesda Covenant Church, chair of The University of Michigan Club of Rockford and chair of the 100 Hole Golf Marathon Fundraiser as well as serving on many boards and committees of local organizations.