Matt has a wide range of civil litigation experience, both commercial and tort. He has appeared before federal and state trial courts throughout Indiana and has argued before both the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals. Matt has also resolved many cases through alternative dispute resolution and mediation. His goal is to provide his clients with efficient, practical, and effective counsel.
His commercial litigation experience includes various breach of contract matters relating to business, construction, and real estate disputes, and landlord/tenant law.
Landlord/tenant law is a particular area of focus for Matt. He represents both landlords and tenants in the work-out of commercial lease disputes, and he strives to salvage relationships when it best serves his clients’ interests. When relationships cannot be salvaged, Matt serves as an advocate for his clients’ rights through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. He has experience with the termination of tenant possessory rights and the enforcement of tenant obligations, but he also protects the legal rights of several commercial tenants. Matt also represents property owners who feel they may be paying too much in real estate taxes. Specifically, he has experience appealing the over-assessment of both commercial and residential real estate and the denial of statutory real estate exemptions. This work has placed Matt before both County Property Tax Boards of Appeals and the Indiana Board of Tax Review.
Matt’s tort litigation experience includes the defense of a broad array of product and premises liability cases. His products liability defense work has related to asbestos, manufacturing equipment, and various consumer goods, and his premises liability defense work has included slip/trip-and-fall cases and alcohol consumption cases. Matt also represents several Greek and fraternal organization in Indiana.
- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D.)
- Indiana University (B.S.)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
- Product Liability Section, past chairman
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Leader Series (2005)
- Indiana Bar Association
- Indiana Rising Stars® (2010 - 2013)
- Best Lawyers®,
- Litigation – Real Estate (2022)