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Matthew R. Trapp and Jason E. Brokaw Join Springfield Law Firm Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.

Date Posted: 8/20/2014

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Matthew R. Trapp and Attorney Jason E. Brokaw to the century old, prominent downtown Springfield law firm.  

Matthew R. Trapp comes to Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. as a former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Springfield. While at the City of Springfield, he was part of the litigation department, where he worked on cases in both the trial and appellate courts. Prior to that, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Sue E. Myerscough at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield and for the Illinois Fourth District Court of Appeals. Mr. Trapp brings experience in local government law, and also works in the areas of business and commercial litigation, personal injury and appeals. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Biology from Illinois College and received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX. Trapp is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri and Texas and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Sangamon County Bar Association.

Jason E. Brokaw was previously a legislative analyst for the Illinois State House of Representatives. He returned to Springfield in 2012 as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Springfield. He brings experience in municipal and local government law. Mr. Brokaw received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Communications Studies and Political Science from Northern Illinois University and received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Government Bar Association and the Sangamon County Bar Association.

Together, their extensive experience, deep knowledge of issues facing the Springfield area and Illinois at large along with their commitment to the firm’s core values of integrity, excellence and community service will continue to foster Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.’s reputation as one of the pre-eminent law firms in Illinois. For additional information please visit GiffinWinning.com.

About the Firm
Since 1911, Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. has been providing exceptional legal services to individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies throughout Illinois. Many of its attorneys have received the prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating  from Martindale-Hubbell® and have been named to Illinois “Super Lawyers” and “Leading Lawyers Network” publications. The firm counts among its former members and associates a current United States Senator from Illinois, congressmen, judges, and prominent private and governmental leaders. Additionally, the firm is a member of SCG Legal, an invitation-only group of 145 preeminent independent law firms.  

The firm’s rich history includes direct ties to Abraham Lincoln’s law practice. In 1844, Lincoln joined William H. Herndon to form the law firm of Lincoln and Herndon. Their partnership was never dissolved; it ended with Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. In 1884, George W. Murray became Herndon’s last law partner. Murray was then elected a judge of Sangamon County in 1890. After Judge Murray retired from the bench, he joined D. Logan Giffin to form the firm of Murray and Giffin in 1911.
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