Matt chairs the firm’s appellate practice group. He represents clients in federal and state appellate courts, with an emphasis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Ohio intermediate appellate courts. Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable David A. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was the editor-in-chief of the third edition of the Sixth Circuit Practice Manual (LexisNexis 2006) and the author of several of its chapters. He was also a co-author of Kentucky Appellate Practice (Thompson/West 2006).
Matt also has significant experience as a commercial litigator, particularly in antitrust matters. He has handled a wide variety of antitrust litigation, including cases alleging price-fixing and other conspiracies, monopolization, tying, and exclusive dealing. He frequently consults with clients outside the litigation context on all aspects of state and federal antitrust law including relationships with competitors, relationships with suppliers and customers, and price discrimination. His antitrust work covers multiple industries, including sports, manufacturing, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, automobile-related businesses, and payment services.
Matt’s commercial litigation practice involves the prosecution and defense of claims for breach of contract (including UCC Article 2 litigation), tortious interference, fraud, and disparagement. Much of his work in these areas has involved Article 2 litigation for manufacturers, especially those in the automotive sector.
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1995, cum laude
Northwestern University, B.A., 1992, with highest distinction
The Honorable David A. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation 2013-2022, Cincinnati Litigation-Antitrust Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013, 2018
Selected to Super Lawyers®, 2018–2022 (Appellate Litigation)
Cincy Leading Lawyers, Antitrust and Appellate Litigation, 2006-2021
AV® Pre-Eminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Springer School and Center (primary school for children with learning disabilities), Trustee, 2009-2018, 2019-present; President, 2014-2017
Ethics Committee, Member
January 31, 2022
December 9, 2020
November 27, 2019
December 5, 2018
December 6, 2017