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Product Liability Paralegals

At Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth, LLC our product liability paralegal team support our attorneys by servicing our clients in a variety of local and national matters. Each paralegal brings a unique skill set that further supports the firm’s ability to provide the highest level of skill and professional legal services.

Timothy R. Augustave

Biography

Tim joined Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth in October 2021 and has over 7 years of legal experience in several fields of law. Tim is currently a paralegal on the products team and assists the product attorneys with servicing Fortune 500 automobile manufacturers and a select group of clients in a variety of local and national litigation matters including trial assistance.

Education

University of West Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 2014
MacCormac College, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 2020

Professional Affiliations

Notary Public for the State of Illinois

Jacquelyn D. Bender

Biography

Jackie joined Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth in March 2022 and has 10 years of legal experience in various fields, including medical malpractice, insurance defense and toxic torts. Jackie is currently a paralegal on the products team and provides support to attorneys who serve as local and trial counsel for a Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer and other high-profile clients. In this role, she is responsible for preparation of pleadings and discovery responses, coordinating voluminous document productions, legal research, and writing, and assisting with trial preparation.

Education

Indiana University Indianapolis, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
Ivy Tech Community College, Associates of Applied Sciences, Paralegal Studies, 2010

Professional Affiliations

Notary Public for the State of Illinois

Matthew J. Juan

Biography

Matthew joined Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth in January 2018 and has over 6 years of litigation legal experience including legal malpractice, family law, real estate, and e-discovery. Matthew is currently the paralegal manager of the products team and assist the product attorneys with servicing a Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer and a select group of clients in a variety of local and national litigation matters. In this role, he is responsible for preparation of pleadings and discovery responses, coordinating voluminous document productions, tracking, and monitoring of crucial deadlines, serving as a subject matter specialist amongst a national network of partner firms and assisting with trial preparation.

Education

Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2000
Loyola University Chicago, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Notary Public for the State of Illinois
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX)