Matthew’s litigation practice focuses on the defense of toxic tort, product liability, personal injury, employment, environmental, trade secret, and insurance coverage matters. Matthew is the Vice Chair of the firm's Transportation, Insurance and Product Section. Matthew’s clients range from manufacturers, construction companies, architects, engineers, developers, and distributors. Matthew serves as panel counsel for various insurance carriers and/or their insureds throughout the firm’s footprint for first- and third-party lines.

In addition to his litigation practice, Matthew serves as outside general counsel for many of his clients. In this capacity over the past year, Matthew and various Burr colleagues have advised Matthew’s clients on significant employment, intellectual property, funding, and merger and acquisition matters.

A member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Matthew enjoys identifying, meeting, and mentoring the newest and brightest attorneys at Burr & Forman. Outside of the office, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, son, Harris, and daughter, Carlisle. Sources say that every once in a while, Matthew can be spotted on a golf course trying to locate his wayward tee shot.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants since 2022, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants since 2022, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants since 2022
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Personal Injury General: Defense since 2020
  • John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, Member



Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • Alabama Bar Association



Aimee Ellis
(205) 458-5182

Legal Practice Assistant

Christy L. Garrison
(205) 458-5378

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