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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


  1. Employment: 50%
    2 years
  2. Construction: 25%
    2 years
  3. Business: 25%
    2 years

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Contact info

Payne & Fears LLP

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


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
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
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Conover v. Vons Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 4482591Complete Dismissal
Tyler v. The Vons Companies, Inc., 2010 WL 3855294Summary judgement in favor of employer
U.S. Home v. Church, 2015 WL 4611924Reversed and Remanded
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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/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Brigham Young UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SNHRA Legal PanelDOL Proposed Overtime Regulations2015
SNHRA Legal PanelKey Employment Cases Before the Supreme Court2015
SNHRA Legal PanelDisrimination in the Workplace2014
SNHRA Legal PanelArbitration Agreements in the Employment Context2013