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Chicago, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Recreation, Sport and Tourism, with a concentration in sport management, 2010


  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Practice Description

Matthew H. Brandabur focuses his practice on the litigation of professional and general liability cases. Prior to joining HeplerBroom, he practiced in the Northwest Indiana office of a Chicago civil defense litigation firm.

Previously, Mr. Brandabur served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Rudy Lozano and the Honorable Judge Andrew Rodovich, both of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and for the Honorable Judge John Pera of the Lake County (Indiana) Superior Court.

Professional Association Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association

Law School Involvement

  • Heritage Law Scholarship
  • Jack Hiller Endowment
  • Valparaiso University Law Review
    • Executive Board
    • Executive Editor, Symposia and Lectures
      • Developed the Law Review-sponsored Symposium honoring the retirement of Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard

Published Legal Writing

“Getting Back to Our Roots: Increasing the Age of Child Support Termination to Twenty-One” 47 Valparaiso University Law Review 169 (Fall 2012)

Representative/Recent Case Results

Secured complete defense victory for client, a periodontist. Plaintiff alleged dental implant was placed too close to inferior alveolar nerve in lower right jaw and caused permanent pain and numbness to lip and chin. Jurors found periodontist was not professionally negligent.