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Matthew Lewis Durham

Matthew Lewis Durham

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Business, Construction & Development

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About Me

Matthew L. Durham is a partner at Payne & Fears LLP where he specializes in employment and business litigation. Mr. Durham has experience handling a wide range of employment and business litigation matters in both state and federal court, including employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, business torts, commercial contract disputes, real property disputes, and construction defect.


Mr. Durham is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and the Duke Alumni Association. He is a former Board Member for the Las Vegas Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and was a member of the Mock Trial Board and the Public Interest Law Foundation at Duke University School of Law. He also served as President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Student Chapter.



Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    1 year
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
    1 year
  3. Business: 25%
    1 year

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Contact Info

Payne & Fears LLP

7251 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 525
Las Vegas, NV, 89128


NVAttorney Active200702/23/2013
TXInactive 200505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMountain States Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMountain States Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPayne & Fears LLP2006 - Present
AttorneyWinstead Sechrest & Minick2005 - 2006
Summer AssociateWinstead Sechrest & Minick2004 - 2004
Summer AssociateHughes & Luce LLP2004 - 2004
Legal InternUnited States District Court of Nevada2003 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Henderson Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember2007 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2005 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2005 - Present
Duke University Alumni AssociationMember2005 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
33 Comminque' 6&7Uniformed Service Members: The Oft-Overlooked Protected Class2012
Nevada Lawyer MagazineNRCP 16.1(a): In Full Disclosure2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawN/AJ.D.2005
Brigham Young UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SNHRA Legal PanelArbitration Agreements in the Employment Context2013