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Matthew Kirby focuses on civil litigation, with extensive experience with both the trial and appellate level, handling a broad variety of consumer and corporate litigation. Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Matthew represented numerous companies and individuals, successfully prosecuting and defending multimillion dollar contract and real estate disputes throughout Texas. He has successfully worked on appellate matters in the Texas First, Third, and Fourteenth courts of appeals, as well as in the Texas Supreme Court. With an unrelenting work ethic, Matthew maintains high standards and takes pride in any unfinished work product, leaving no stone unturned throughout his representation.

Representative Experience

Successful Defense of a U.S. subsidiary of a global Japanese Corporation in anti-trust and contractual interference suit, securing dismissal of antitrust and contractual interference claims in summary judgment proceedings, and ultimately securing a $382,000 settlement.

Prosecution of complex arbitration against a NYSE company, resulting in $262,000 settlement.

Assist with prosecution of complex arbitration against multiple large corporations, including a multi-billion dollar international corporation, resulting in over $1.8 Million settlement.

Successfully defend complex mandamus appeal of the denial of a motion to expunge lis pendens at the Third Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.

Successfully prosecute a restricted appeal on behalf of a South Korean corporation, resulting in reversal of a default judgment.

Prosecution of high-profile Civil Rights 1983 claim to settlement; successfully defending MTD for qualified immunity.

Education, Admissions & Activities


University of Texas School of Law

J.D., 2015
Outstanding Memorandum Award for Law School Section
The Review of Litigation
The Legal Research Board

University of Denver

B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
Dean's List
Division 1 Collegiate Athlete for Men’s Soccer

Bar Admissions



Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas

Litigation Section