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Matt has experience in matters spanning numerous industries in state and federal courts, including contract disputes, class action defense, intellectual property litigation, and First Amendment claims, among others.

Matt received his law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, Order of the Coif and was the recipient of the Arthur E. Petersilge Award. He also served as an editor for Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine, a journal of legal scholarship focusing on the intersection of law, ethics, medicine and policy. Matt received his B.A., cum laude, from Davidson College.

Matt was selected for the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s LEAD (Link. Engage. Advocate. Develop.) Program in 2019, which develops emerging leaders who have an interest in economic development and engaging in work that impacts the region.  

Prior to joining Calfee in 2020, Matt was a litigator in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of a large, regional law firm.

Honors & Recognitions

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests, and Core 3: Transactions, Writing & Skills
  • Arthur E. Petersilge Award for Excellence in the Study of Wills and Trusts

Education

J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2015

  • Order of the Coif
  • Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Associate Editor

B.A., cum laude, Davidson College, 2012

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • New Partners of the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Associate Board Member (2018-Present)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Mentoring Alumni Program (2019-Present)
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership LEAD (Link. Engage. Advocate. Develop.) Participant (2019)

Presentations & Publications

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

  • “Ohio Supreme Court Mentoring Training,” Supreme Court of Ohio, Cleveland, OH, Guest Panelist (January 2017 and February 2019)
  • “Strategies for Success on the Ohio Bar Examination,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH, Guest Panelist (March 2016)

Publications

  • "Tort Reform, Apportionment and Immunity," Ohio Lawyer, Vol. 30 No. 5 (September 2016)
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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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