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Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2013, International Law Review, Ziegler Fellow
  • University of Houston, B.S., 2010, summa cum laude, Honors College
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2013
  • Minnesota, 2014
  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth Circuit Texas
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Matthew J. Kolodoski
Matthew J. Kolodoski Photo
Associate
mkolodoski@thompsoncoe.com
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Dallas
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-880-2808 direct  |  214-871-8209 fax
Assistant:
Pat Durrwachter
214-880-2517 direct
pdurrwachter@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Matthew Kolodoski is an associate attorney in Thompson Coe’s Dallas office.  His practice focuses primarily on the defense of nationwide insurance carriers in insurance-related matters, coverage disputes, and bad faith litigation.

Before joining Thompson Coe, Matthew worked for over two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Irma C. Ramirez on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  As a law clerk, he gained extensive experience working on various business and commercial litigation cases.  Prior to clerking, he also worked as a trial and appellate attorney at a firm in the Dallas area.   

 
Professional and Community Activities
  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, State Bar of Texas
    • ​Chair, 20162017
    • Chair-Elect, 2016
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 2015
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2014Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2014-Present
  • DAYL Foundation
    • Life Fellow, 2017Present
    • Scholarship Committee Member, 2017
  • Texas Bar College, Member 2014–Present
  • William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2015–Present
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi Patron Circle, 2017–Present
 
Speeches and Presentations
  • Top Ten Things Every Law Clerk Should Know, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2017 Fall Seminar for Judicial Law Clerks (October 3, 2017) (with Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton). 
  • Waivers of Class Action/Collective Action in Arbitration Agreements, National Employment Law Association, Dallas/Ft. Worth NELA Affiliate (August 9, 2017).
  • Waivers of Class Action/Collective Action in Arbitration Agreements, Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Meeting (May 15, 2017).
  • Private Prisons: Constitutional Litigation Against Non-State Defendants, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (June 23, 2017). 

  • Private Prisons: Constitutional Litigation Against Non-State Defendants, 11th Annual Bill of Rights Course, TexasBarCLE (May 26, 2017).
  • Waivers of Class Action/Collective Action in Arbitration Agreements, Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Meeting (May 15, 2017).
  • First Amendment Rights of Public Employees, 10th Annual Bill of Rights Course, TexasBarCLE (May 27, 2016).
  • Obscenity: Is Anything Obscene Anymore?, 9th Annual Bill of Rights Course, TexasBarCLE (May 29, 2015).
 
Professional Recognition
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2014–2015
 

Publications

05.01.17

The Future of Collective Arbitration: Reconciling the FAA with the NLRA, FLSA, & Other Federal Rights, 22 TEX. J. ON C.L. & C.R. (Spring 2017) Co-Author

11.02.15

U.S. Supreme Court Update, The College Bulletin, Texas Bar College (Fall 2015).