Matt is a partner in the firm's financial services litigation practice group, where he defends financial institutions such as banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, auto finance companies and debt buyers/collectors in consumer lawsuits filed under various state and federal laws, including the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Matt practices in the firm’s Litigation section. He has worked on a variety of consumer fraud matters in addition to maintaining a significant general litigation practice. Matt is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Florida State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association and serves as a member of Burr & Forman’s Recruiting Committee. In addition, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Alabama Super Lawyers in 2011.
Matt received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 2001 from Samford University and his J.D., summa cum laude, in 2004 from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While in law school, he served as Articles Editor for the Cumberland Law Review and published an article therein entitled “Employment Involvement Programs: The Time Has Come To Amend Section 8(a) of the NLRA”, 34 Cumb. L. Rev. 503. Matt was also the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship and is a member of Curia Honoris.