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Matt represents clients in many different types of personal injury cases including wrongful death, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, product liability, slip and falls, and dog bites. Matt learned how insurance companies defend and value claims while working at an insurance defense law firm both as a clerk while in law school, and then as a defense attorney after passing the bar exam. Matt now uses the knowledge and training he gained during his years working with insurance companies to benefit our clients.

Matt concentrated his study on pre-law courses while in college at Ohio University where he excelled academically and received a degree in Legal Communication. Matt was then awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend the University of Akron School of Law.

Matt prides himself on his willingness to fight for the rights of the injured. When he’s not working hard on behalf of his clients, Matt loves spending time with his family and is a devoted husband and father.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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    I have known Matthew since we were in law school together. He is a excellent advocate for his clients and I have referred client to him.


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Contact info

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Columbus

250 E. Broad Street
10th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43215

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cleveland

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44124

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cincinnati

22 West 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2013
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating2011
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateElk & Elk Co. Ltd.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wrongful DeathCase Settled for $1.9 Million
Semi Tractor Trailer AccidentCase Settled for $1.85 Million
Motor Vehicle AccidentCase Settled for $240,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarAnatomy and Physiology 101 for Lawyers, Head Injuries2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Ohio UniversityCommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Anatomy and Physiology 101 for LawyersHead Injuries2015