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Matthew H. Morgan is a skilled litigator who uses his creativity and practical insight to achieve successful results for clients. Matt has tried many jury and bench trials to verdict in state and federal courts. In 2012, Matt tried two jury trials against large health organizations and received plaintiff verdicts in each of them. And in September, Matt obtained a substantial jury verdict for his client on a First Amendment retaliation claim. Matt is committed to protecting employee rights in the workplace.


Matt works on nationwide multi-plaintiff collective and class action cases. He also represents individual clients in a variety of employment-related matters involving non-competition and non-solicitation provisions of employment and separation agreements, discrimination, retaliation, professional licensure, sexual harassment, breach of duty of loyalty, unfair competition, and breach of contract.


Matt is a member of Nichols Kaster’s Management Committee charged with running the day-to-day operations of the firm. He has been an adjunct faculty member at William Mitchell College of Law where he taught representation skills to first-year students and advanced advocacy to second and third-year law students, and is a frequent lecturer on various litigation-related topics.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 90%
  2. Litigation: 10%

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Nichols Kaster

80 S Eighth St.
Suite 4600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-2242


MNAuthorized to practice200007/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
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Publication nameTitleDate
MN Association for Justice2008 Employment Law Handbook, 5th Ed.- Chapter 72008
26 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 239Minnesota's Civil Damages Act: Unanswered Questions2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association Trial Boot CampTrial Team Leader and Co-Presenter, "Lessons Learned From Mock Trials"2014
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteCo-Presenter The Lessons of Mock Trials2013
National Employment Lawyers Association 2013 Annual ConventionCo-Presenter, "Lessons Learned From Mock Trials"2013
Minnesota CLE WebcastThe Complete Lawyer: Quick Answers to Questions about Workplace Law2013
Minnesota CLEModerator, Video Replay of "The Complete Lawyer"2013
SMAHRA 2012 Employment Law SeminarThe Enemy’s Point of View: Hot Topics in Employment Litigation from the Perspective of an Employee’s Attorney2012
Minnesota Continuing Legal EducationThe Complete Lawyer: Workplace Law Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives2012
Minnesota CLE’s Wage and Hour ConferenceSettlement and Release Considerations2012
Eighth Circuit NELA ConferenceFocus Groups and Mock Trials2012
Complete Lawyer SeriesOnline segments for Minnesota CLE’s “Complete Lawyer” series2012
American Bar AssociationPicking and Choosing Your Battles in FLSA Litigation2010
National ELI ConferenceTaking and Defending Deposition in Employment Litigation2009
Seminar for the Hennepin County Bar AssociationNew Lawyers Continuing Legal Education2003
Henson & Efron SeminarAccountant Liability Issues - Co-speaker Seminar Series2003
American Bar AssociationDiscovery2003
American Bar AssociationNew Lawyers Continuing Education2003