In recent years, Matt’s practice has primarily focused on insurance defense, with a concentration on defending insurers in complex first- and third-party bad faith actions. Matt has also analyzed and addressed coverage issues arising from personal and commercial lines of insurance. Matt has appeared before state and federal courts throughout Kentucky and obtained many successful results for his clients.
Before joining Tachau Meek, Matt clerked for Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott and was a Staff Attorney for Jefferson Circuit Judge Barry Willett. Matt graduated in the top ten percent of his class at NKU Chase College of Law. While in law school, Matt interned for US District Judge William O. Bertelsman and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio. Matt was also a member of the NKU Law Review’s Editorial Board.
After stints in Northern Kentucky, Pikeville, and Lexington, Matt returns home to Louisville to practice in business and insurance litigation.
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Matt received undergraduate degrees in history and political science from the University of Kentucky and his law degree from NKU Chase College of Law (JD, magna cum laude, 2011).
- Court Admissions+
Matt is admitted to the Kentucky bar (2012), and is admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.
- Work Highlights+
- Obtained partial summary judgment in federal court on various claims of negligence and fraud asserted against corporate entity which led to the resolution of eighteen other extra-contractual lawsuits and estimated savings of millions of dollars to client given the lawsuits’ potential exposure.
- Awarded summary judgment in favor of corporate entity on claims arising from defective condition on the premises.
- Obtained voluntary dismissal of extra-contractual claims in lieu of responding to motion for summary judgment.
- Drafted multiple coverage opinions which led to the successful and efficient resolution of potential claims for declaratory relief and bad faith.
- Successful in pursuing multiple evidentiary motions in federal court which ultimately led to the successful resolution of lawsuit involving claims of bad faith against insurer.
- Community & Personal Activities+
Before joining Tachau Meek, Matt was a member of the Kentucky Defense Counsel’s Continuing Education Committee and the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (“CPCU”) Society. Matt has participated in charitable endeavors at God’s Pantry and Junior Achievement. Matt and his wife, Katie, are also enthusiastic supporters of animal support groups, including the Lexington Humane Society.