Biography

Matthew is an associate in the New Orleans office of Thompson Coe. He is a member of the firm’s litigation and casualty section. He maintains a diverse practice with an emphasis on premises liability, automobile/trucking accidents, wrongful death claims, construction law, insurance bad faith actions, and general negligence cases.

Matthew has extensive experience navigating contentious issues throughout every step of litigation, in order to obtain the most favorable outcome for his clients. Throughout the litigation process, he prides himself on his commitment to providing effective client communication.

Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Matthew practiced law with one of the oldest insurance defense firms in Louisiana, where he defended major insurance companies in complex personal injury lawsuits.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a dismissal of a Fortune 500 insurance company and its insured via Motion for Summary Judgment on liability related to a disputed motor vehicle accident.
  • Successfully handled numerous mediations on behalf of Fortune 500 insurance companies, wherein obtained favorable settlements on complex personal injury cases.
  • Defended a large insurance company against allegations of improper claims handling and successfully argued and obtained a dismissal of bad faith allegations.
  • Negotiated numerous favorable settlements for national insurance companies involving traumatic personal injuries.

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law  (J.D., 2018)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington  (B.S., 2015)
    • Buisness Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2018

Court Admissions

  • United States Eastern District Court of Louisiana

Professional and Community Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute – Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association

Firm Highlights

Publication

The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

Experience

Thompson Coe Obtains Texas Supreme Court Victory in Shooting Accident Suit

Experience

COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

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Thompson Coe Among Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study finds.

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named among the most active law firms for insurance litigation over the past three years, according to LexMachina’s 2021 Insurance Report. Other firms identified in the report include...

Experience

Claims Handling & Litigation: 2021 Freeze and Power Outage Catastrophe

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Thompson Coe Partner Gary Pate Wins Complete Defense Verdict in Bench Trial Involving Real Estate Dispute

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Thompson Coe Welcomes Partners Kenya Bodden and Patrick Kelly

Publication

Concurrent Causation Is Key In Texas Storm Insurance Suits

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, was a record-setting year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[1] The season produced 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes...

Publication

Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...

Publication

The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...