Matthew is a litigator whose practice is focused on civil litigation and insurance defense with an emphasis in environmental litigation. He manages a variety of cases in state and federal courts and has significant experience in real estate litigation including boundary disputes, title claims and easement issues. He also represents architects, engineers and other design and construction professionals in contract and negligence claims.

Matthew’s civil trial practice encompasses all phases of litigation including trial and motions, discovery and mediations.  He is a thorough researcher and uses his skills to provide the best possible outcomes for his clients.

A former senior prosecutor in Virginia, Matthew has considerable courtroom experience including murder trials and other serious criminal offenses.

Experience Highlights

(Every case is different and depends on its own unique facts. Results may vary.)

Obtained a defense verdict in bench trial in favor of contractor involving allegations of breach of contract and negligent construction.

Successfully argued Motion to Dismiss on behalf of an environmental services firm in a case of major hydraulic fluid spill on the Colonial Pipeline.

“Diligence, skill and dedication are required to be an effective advocate for the interests of my clients. I am committed to upholding this responsibility through all stages of the litigation process.”

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Education & Admissions

Education
William & Mary Law School – JD 2016
cum laude
William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Notes Editor
National Trial Team – Semifinalist, AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

University of North Carolina at Wilmington – BA 2011
CALI Excellence for the Future Award

Admissions
North Carolina
Virginia
US Districts Courts – Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
Virginia State Courts

Professional Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

NC Association of Defense Attorneys

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Publications

Barometer Rising: The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as a Model for Holistic International Regulation of Ocean Fertilization Projects and Other Forms of Geoengineering, 40 WM. & MARY ENVT’L L. & POLICY REV. 591.

Community

North Carolina Legal Aid, Lawyer on the Line

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch 2021
Construction Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Notes Editor
William & Mary National Trial Team – Semifinalist, AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
CALI Excellence for the Future Award