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About Matthew

Matt's practice is focused on fighting for individuals and homeowners in complex litigation, including construction defect, mass tort, product liability, and wrongful death cases. Matt has played a key role in securing substantial verdicts and settlements in a variety of matters, including obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for homeowners associations in construction defect cases and substantial settlements in wrongful death actions. Matt earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006 and his Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America, cum laude, in 2001. While at Wake Forest, Matt was the 2005 Zeliff Trial Competition Champion, a regional finalist at the 2006 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Competition, the AAJ Student Chapter President, and was selected as a member of the Order of Barristers. Matt is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh 25 with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and serves on the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Legal Affairs Committee and Communications Committee. PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS February 2013: Won a $1.39 million verdict after a three week jury trial in Madisonville, Kentucky on behalf of a church and a business against two coal companies for causing subsidence to their properties June 2012: Won a verdict and judgment of over $3 million after a three week jury trial in Wilmington, North Carolina involving a contractor's defective construction of marine bulkhead February 2011: Won a verdict and judgment in excess of $3.5 million after a two week jury trial involving developer's deceptive advertising and shoddy construction of subdivision roads in the mountains of Western North Carolina Co-chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Competition in Raleigh, NC for 2013 and 2014 Pro bono service with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the NC Bar Association's Lawyer on the Line project helping ensure access to justice for low-income families Named to the Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in North Carolina for 2012, 2013 and 2014 Selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina Legal Elite for 2014 BAR ADMISSIONS North Carolina Florida U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina You can reach Matt at 919-600-5005 or by emailing him at matt@wbmllp.com

work Experience

Attorney
Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby, P.A.
Jan. 1, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2007
None

Attorney
Emanuel & Dunn, LLP
Jan. 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2010
None

Attorney
Lewis & Roberts PLLC
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011
None

Attorney
Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP
Jan. 1, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2015
None

Partner
Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP
Jan. 1, 2015 - Current
None

school Education

Catholic University of America
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 2001

Wake Forest University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2006

bookmark Awards

Rising Star
SuperLawyers
2016
Legal Elite Young Guns
Business North Carolina
2016
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
2015
Legal Elite Young Guns
Business North Carolina
2015
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
2014
Legal Elite - Young Guns
Business North Carolina´╗┐
2014
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
2013
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
2012
Order of Barristers
Order of Barristers
2006

group Associations

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North Carolina Bar Association
2006 - Current

N/A
American Association for Justice
2005 - Current

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American Bar Association
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
None -

import_contacts Published Works

HOA wins $2.6 million verdict over bulkhead
Wilmington Star News
Hot Coffee
WBM LLP Blog
Anatomy of a Win: The Inlet Point Bulkhead Case
WBM LLP Blog
Seascape owners file suit
Wilmington Star News
Jury: Coal Company at Fault For Damages
The Messenger
Expert Discovery: Are the Revisions to Rule 26 of the FRCP in 2010 Retroactive?
WBM LLP Blog
How to Turn a Piece of Paper into Justice
WBM LLP Blog
Advisory Committee Revises, Simplifies FRCP 37(e) Regarding Preservation of ESI
WBM LLP Blog
Insurance: Covered vs. Uncovered?
Construction Defect Litigation From A to Z

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