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Matt has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, and he represents clients regularly in state and federal courts, as well as in negotiations, mediations and arbitrations.

In addition to his dispute resolution work, Matt also counsels clients in connection with matters and transactions involving construction and/or insurance-coverage issues. He also speaks regularly at seminars and other public forums concerning construction, insurance, and product liability issues.

Matt has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 for Litigation Insurance. Additionally, he has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2014, and he has also been listed among the Top 50 Cleveland Attorneys and Top 100 Ohio Attorneys by Super Lawyers.

Matt is a member of both the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and the John M. Manos Inn of Court.

Matt serves as chair of the Calfee Inclusion Network.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation Insurance, 2018

Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2019

Ohio Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2014-2018

Education

J.D., with honors, The Ohio State University College of Law, 1997

B.A., summa cum laude, Kent State University, 1994

Experience

Experience

  • Representation of business and public clients in construction law matters, including construction litigation and arbitration, as well construction contract drafting and other counseling.
  • Defense of product liability, premises liability, toxic tort, wrongful death and other tort claims asserted against business clients, including steel mills, utility companies, and other publicly traded and privately held companies.
  • Representation of business clients in insurance coverage litigation and other disputes arising under many types of insurance policies, including general liability policies, director and officer liability policies, environmental liability policies, excess and umbrella policies, builder’s risk insurance policies, and property insurance policies.
  • Provide insurance coverage counseling in connection with insurance procurement and other transactions involving insurance coverage issues.
  • Representation of clients in connection with business disputes involving a variety of different types of issues and claims, including: merger and acquisition litigation, commercial contract claims, trade secret claims, business tort claims, litigation involving constitutionality of Ohio gambling laws and regulations, and litigation of disputes involving oil and natural gas leases.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, member

John M. Manos Inn of Court, member

News & Events

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Licensed In

  • Ohio 

Court Admissions

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