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Matt is national bankruptcy counsel for a Fortune 500 company and serves as general counsel to two Northeast Ohio manufacturers. Working with the various practice groups at the firm, Matt is able to counsel clients on the full spectrum of legal issues, from employment matters to sales, construction or commercial litigation issues.


Mattbegan his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn Shea-Stonum, at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and has extensive experience representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country.

Prior to the practice of law, Matt served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. In his spare time, Matt likes running, cooking, drawing, traveling and studying military history.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Banking: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Eric Warren Sleeper

    Matt and I worked together on a matter based in Ohio for well over a year and I am happy to endorse him and his skill set.


    Eric Sleeper Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Asa Grafton

    Matt and I worked together defending a complex matter in Bankruptcy court. He did a superb job, represented his client well, and knew both the law and the people to get a favorable resolution to our matter.


    William Grafton Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cleveland, OH


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan LPA2012 - Present
PartnerFrantz Ward LLP2000 - 2012
Law ClerkUnited States Bankrkuptcy Court1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationChairman2005 - Present
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A