Biography

“I could not have asked for better representation. Matt not only knew what to do in every situation but did it with style and great finesse.  We certainly don’t want to be in a similar situation again but would call on him for sure.” Owner, Sanders Homeworks

Matt is a partner in the firm’s Raleigh office and has been with the firm since 2007. While Matt doesn’t back away from active litigation, his practice focus is developing effective global solutions for his clients be it before, during, or after encountering workers’ compensation litigation through blending his unique background in, and understanding of, business administration and corporate law.

Matt attended the University of North Carolina where he majored in Business Administration.  He then took his business studies to the University of Tennessee – College of Law. Matt cut his teeth in representing business clients through the College of Law Business Clinic and served on both the Tennessee Law Review and Transactions – Journal of Business Law where he wrote on a variety of topics including published commentary on the legal necessity of fiduciary out clauses in merger agreements. 5 TRANSACTIONS 177, 193-95 (Fall 2003). Matt graduated cum laude from Tennessee with a concentration in Corporate Law.

Since 2006, Matt has had a principal focus on workers’ compensation defense. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from serving as dedicated counsel to a top 25 and top 200 Fortune 500 company, to representing small business owners penalized for failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Matt’s representation has included appearances before all levels of the Courts including before the North Carolina Supreme Court. When not actively practicing, he enjoys providing his clients and the defense bar with presentations on topics ranging from The Interplay of Workers Compensation and Employment Law to Practice Tips for Effective Claims Investigation.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys